Festival of the Mind 2024

See the brightest minds from the University of Sheffield collaborate with the region’s cultural and creative industries, to help bring their research to life in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.

Engineering: Think inside the box exhibition

The next Festival of the Mind will take place in 19-29 September 2024 in venues across Sheffield. The iconic spiegeltent will return and we anticipate that the festival will take place both in person and online.

The Festival is the University of Sheffield’s unique collaboration between our academic colleagues and experts from Sheffield’s cultural and creative industries. It is a biennial celebration of the University of Sheffield’s world-class research, showcasing collaborative projects produced by academics from the University and artistic talent from Sheffield’s creative industries. Over 11 days our most exciting and cutting-edge research is shared with the public through innovative, imaginative and impactful events, performances, installations and exhibitions in venues across the city, including the wonderful spiegeltent. 

For examples of previous projects visit the Festival of the Mind website.

Applying to take part in Festival of the Mind

We are now accepting applications for projects to feature in Festival of the Mind in September 2024. Funding of up to £5,000 is available.

See the full details on how to apply on our Public Engagement webpages.

General enquiries and further information email: engage@sheffield.ac.uk.

Events at the University

Browse upcoming public lectures, exhibitions, family events, concerts, shows and festivals across the University.