Dr Guttmann at the 1953 Stoke Mandeville Games

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Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann is widely acknowledged as 'The father of the Paralympic movement' he was the pioneer who proved that disabled sport could be as competitive and exciting as non-disabled sport. 

This one-hour virtual tour delves into the displays at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre bringing the audiobook 'The Spirit of Stoke Mandeville' about the work of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann to life. More information about the audiobook can be found here.

This event with describer, Lonny Evans, is designed for blind and visually impaired visitors, but all are welcome.

How to Join

This event will be hosted online via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting when you have booked a ticket.

Please plan to join at least 5 minutes before the start of the session as the session will begin promptly at 6pm.

What to bring

All you will need to participate in this session is a stable internet connection.


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This is a free event but numbers are limited so please book your place using the ticketing system below. We are a registered charity and require support for our work so please donate if possible.

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