Inspiration for Life logoTwo Music Department Staff at '24 Hour Inspire 2015'

From Thursday April 16th to Friday April 17th, The University of Sheffield will host ‘The 24 Hour Inspire 2015' event. Two Music Department staff will take part in this unique event with the aim of raising money for Rotherham Hospice and Impact Young Heroes.

‘The 24 Hour Inspire’ is run by Inspiration for Life, a registered charity that was set up in honour of Dr Tim Richardson, who sadly passed away in 2013 from cancer at the age of 48. Tim was a highly respected scientist who had worked in the Physics & Astronomy Department at the University of Sheffield since 1991.

Over the course of his research career Tim published 152 papers in scientific journals and supervised 28 PhD students. He was an imaginative and inspirational teacher who also devoted his time to educating younger people about the joys of science as well as raising money for Children in Need and cancer charities

‘Inspiration for Life’ was Tim’s vision. In the spirit of both education and giving, the charity arranges a once a year 24-hour lecture marathon, which this year will be held on 16-17 April (5.00 pm on Thursday 16th – 5.00 pm on Friday 17 April). Two of the Music Department’s staff have volunteered their time to this event, and they would love to see you there!

Dr Tim Shephard will be speaking at 21.30pm and his talk is entitled ‘Machiavellian sounds: how to rule a Renaissance state with music’. Dr Victoria Williamson will be appearing at 18.00pm with her presentation on ‘Music for wellbeing: possibilities and promise’.

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