In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can feature in our moral education – whether it contributes to character formation. In short – can sport make us good?

This video really just acts as a starting point – and there are some very complex and substantial issues to explore in Sports ethics. A good place to read up on these – with lots of topical material – is the ‘Sports Ethicist’ blog which you can find at

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at – and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at