Lectures from the archives
Over the years many notable and distinguished guests to the University have delivered fascinating lectures on a range of subjects. Here are a few we've pulled from the archives which we hope you'll enjoy.
Part of the 2021 Virtual Alumni Reunion, three academics discuss their research into the future of STEM learning, Sheffield's response to Covid-19, and tackling energy poverty and food insecurity.
Parkinson's disease Q&A
Join Professor of Movement Disorders Neurology, Oliver Bandmann, as he explains just what Parkinson's disease is, and answers your questions about Parkinson's disease and the research taking place here at Sheffield.
Watch our Parkinson's Q&A
Hear from some of Sheffield's best and brightest PhD minds as they share their research in bitesize talks accessible to all. Topics include food security and neuroscience, with more coming up.
Watch the talks
Institute for Sustainable Food webinar
The empty shelves in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted key flaws in our food supply chains.
But simply growing more food is not the solution - there is a bigger issue at play according to experts from our Institute for Sustainable Food. To tackle that we need to address deeper issues such as how we grow crops, and how we, as consumers, engage with the food chain.
Watch the Institute for Sustainable Food webinar
University Teaching in a Post-Knowledge Age
Alumnus and experimental psychologist Professor Neil Rackham drew on his knowledge of academia and business development to examine how university's need to change how they teach in an era where knowledge is a freely available commodity via the internet.
Things are going downhill fast: Understanding massive landslides
The University's Vice-President for Research and Innovation, and an expert in landslides - Professor Dave Petley explained the background and science behind landslides before going on to highlight the social impact and devastation of such natural disasters.
Rethinking our Thinking: 21st Century Justice
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett of Maldon, discussed how the judiciary is helping to shape the most ambitious courts and tribunals modernisation programme in over 100 years.
In Conversation with Kevin McCabe
In 2018 the University welcomed honorary graduate and founder and Chairman of the Scarborough Group of Companies, Kevin McCabe for an evening 'In Conversation' discussing his ties to the city, his business, and his beloved Sheffield United.
Life After Death: A Woman's Victory in Having her Deceased Husband's Children
Telling the story of this landmark legal case from the very beginning, he talk brought together Diane Blood, Diane’s son Liam, Ian Cooke the Obstetrician and gynaecologist involved in Diane's care and Michael Fordham QC who was a member of Diane’s legal team.