22 July 2005

Centenary Sculpture Unveiled

Mark Firth with his commission sculpture

As part of the University’s Centenary celebrations, a piece of sculpture was commissioned from the sculptor Mark Firth. The work is entitled 'On the Primacy of the Square and it has now been installed on the main staircase of Firth Hall. It was officially received by the Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the University, on 22 July.

It was Mark’s great-great grandfather – also named Mark Firth – who was the original benefactor of Firth College. Firth Court on Western Bank takes its name from this important Sheffield benefactor, who also founded Firth’s Homes in Nethergreen Road, Sheffield.

For our Centenary Year, the trustees of Firth’s Homes have kindly loaned us portraits of both Mark Firth and his daughter, and these are now located on the corridor next to the new piece of sculpture.