Human Race: inside the history of sports medicine

is a Scotland wide, touring exhibition and associated programme of events that uses Scottish collections and newly commissioned artworks to explore the history, development and ethics of sport and exercise medicine.

Human Race Events Programme

Our exciting programme of events will explore the themes of the exhibition, as well as more complex and sometimes surprising issues that surround the culture of sport. People of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to get involved. The programme will include workshops, films, lectures, talks, live performance.

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The Human Race exhibition

The Human Race exhibition will be on show at Govanhill Baths until 3 February 2013.

The exhibition brings together Scottish collections, newly commissioned artworks and rarely seen film footage to tell the story of Scotland’s role in the development of sport and exercise medicine.


‘It was brilliant’
 James (10)
‘Fabulous! It exceeded my expectations’
 Loretta (55)
‘It was great to see real body parts up close’
 Sarah (17)

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Human Race Design Competition Winning Entry

Many congratulations to Noi McMillan for his intelligent and innovative ‘Smart Shoe’ design!
We invited young people from across Scotland to enter a competition to design a sports related product that could be used by the athlete of the future. We were looking for interesting and original ideas that used the themes of the Human Race exhibition as a starting point.
Of the many high standard entries we received, Noi McMillan’s ‘Smart Shoe’ was chosen as the overall winner.

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Past Events

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  • From: 02/11/2012
  • To: 02/11/2012
ARTIST TALKS – ‘glitching’

ARTIST TALKS – ‘glitching’

  • From: 05/08/2012
  • To: 05/08/2012