Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is a former three-times Commonwealth table tennis champion and a two-time Olympian. He is author of Bounce: How Champions are Made, a columnist for The Times and a commentator for the BBC and Eurosport.


 Related Sessions

Sunday, 10.00am Seminar Space
Are we a nation of sporting losers?

Sunday, 11.00am Lecture Theatre 2
School sport

 Publications

Bounce: how champions are made (Fourth Estate, 2010)

 Festival Buzz

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'Turn That Racket Off' [Opens in new window]

"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times