Events and activities

Events and activities

We love to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for science, and we're involved in lots of activities on campus and across Sheffield. Below you can find out about some the events and festivals where science has been showcased, and see how our departments work with local schools and colleges.

Discovery Night

Each year as part of British Science Week, Discovery Night opens the University’s laboratories and lecture theatres to the public for an evening of science for the whole family. There are talks, exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.

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British Science Week

Researchers' Night

Held every two years as part of Festival of the Mind, this is an opportunity to find out about the research that goes on at the University of Sheffield, look around the labs, hear from top academics and have a go yourself.

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Festival of the Mind


In 2015, we celebrated the life of Nobel Prize winner Sir Hans Krebs and his pioneering work at the University of Sheffield. The programme stretched from newly commissioned artworks to talks from recent Nobel Prize winners and public research demonstrations.

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Events for industry

We run our own networking events at the University as well as attending external events that will open up new opportunities to meet our partners.

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Schools and colleges

Our departments run programmes of activities and provide resources to school and college students interested in science subjects, from maths tutorial videos to the annual Animal and Plant Sciences Christmastime Lecture and the dedicated Schools Lab in Chemistry. You can find out more on each department's website.


Mathematics and Statistics

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Physics and Astronomy

The Alfred Denny Museum

The Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology is open on the first Saturday of each month and is filled with skeletons and specimens from across the globe, including fossils and material from extinct animals. You can book your guided tour on the museum's main website or browse the full collection on the Alfred Denny Museum Guide website.

Alfred Denny Museum – book your visit

Alfred Denny Museum Guide