Heritage Circle Lunch

We were delighted to welcome over 80 alumni and friends to the Heritage Circle Lunch on Friday 18 October. The Heritage Circle Lunch is an event which thanks those who have pledged to leave a gift in their will or for those who are considering leaving a gift in their will to the University of Sheffield.

Before Lunch was served, guests were welcomed to the event by Professor Paul White, Pro-Vice Chancellor forHeritage Lunch - guests Learning & Teaching. Professor White thanked alumni for their continued support and gave an update on the recent developments and University successes that have taken place over the last year.

After lunch had been served, alumni were invited to listen to talks from Professor Claire Lewis, Head Section of Oncology and Pathology, Dr Phil Waywell, Project Sunshine Manager and Stella McHugh Community Engagement Manager from Sheffield Volunteering.

Professor Lewis spoke about the work of the Sheffield Cancer Research Centre and discussed some of the promising new research techniques that are currently being developed. Following Professor Lewis, Dr Phil Waywell provided guests with an insight in to the work of Project Sunshine, a University project which aims to harness to the power of the sun to meet global food supply demands. Finally, Stella McHugh from Sheffield volunteering shared with guests some of the many inspiring volunteering projects that current Sheffield students are involved in throughout Sheffield and other cities in South Yorkshire.

Following the talks, guests had a chance to talk with the speakers, other Sheffield alumni, and staff from Developments, Alumni Relations & Events over tea and coffee before taking tours of the newly refurbished Students’ Union building.

Leading the tours were current students who were able to give a detailed and informative tour of the facilities and discuss the opportunities on offer to students in the building.

If you would like more information on leaving a gift to the University in your will, please visit: http://shef.ac.uk/alumni/support/wills