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Researchers’ Night opens our doors to the public so you can find out about the research that goes on at the University of Sheffield. Our top researchers will be talking about and demonstrating their work – everything from astronomy to history, engineering to psychology.

There will be talks, demonstrations and hands on activities. Events are aimed at secondary school students, sixth formers and adults. The event is completely free and no booking is required.

Getting around


Contact: Claire Wilkinson
0114 222 9772

Robot Swarms

Firth Hall

image of swarm robots

Swarm robotics works to harness the power of the insect world. These small, simple robots act in the same way as honey bees do when choosing their future nest. Like honey bees, the small but collaborative robots operate without any central control to explore their environment and make collective decisions. Come and see the Sheffield swarm in action at Firth Hall.

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (Roboplant)

Animal and Plant Sciences exhibitions

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Visit the department to find out about work done by researchers in Animal and Plant Sciences and take a tour of the Alfred Denny Zoology Museum. Full programme to be announced shortly.

Discovery Night lectureTalks

Alfred Denny Building, Lecture Theatre One

6pm-7pm: Snapshots of Arts and Humanities Research

7.45pm-8.30pm: Designing a piece for the jigsaw:  New drugs for cancer

Alfred Denny Building, Lecture Theatre Two

6.30pm-7.30pm: Living with stars

8.30pm-9pm: An evening of mind reading, magic and the occasional scientific explanation