#DiscoverTranslate: Royce Discovery Centre Launch


Celebrating the completion of the Royce Discovery Centre, our #DiscoverTranslate event brings together academia and industry for the official opening ceremony. 

DATE: Wednesday 20th April 2022

TIME: 12:00pm - 16:00pm

LOCATION: Mappin Hall, Sir Fredrick Mappin Building, Mappin St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 3JD/ Royce Discovery Centre, Harry Brearley Building, 5 Portobello Street, Sheffield, S1 4ND




Arrival time: 11:45am - 13:30pm 

Registration: John Carr Library, Sir Fredrick Mappin Building, Mappin St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 3JD

Our student ambassadors will sign you in at the John Carr Library, and direct you to Mappin Hall where the opening ceremony will take place. 

Building Tours:

Building tours of the Royce Discovery Centre will take place between 12:00pm - 13:30pm. These tours are bookable via timeslots sent out through EventBrite. 

You'll be collected from Mappin Hall and taken over to the Royce Discovery Centre in groups depending on time slot booked. 

Event Schedule:

12:00pm - 13:45pm: Networking Event with Tea, Coffee, and Cakes in Mappin Hall. Tours of the Royce Discovery Centre via booked timeslots. 

14:00pm - 14:45pm: Opening Ceremony, with key-note speeches from:

Prof. Martin Jackson Research Area Lead, Royce at the University of Sheffield
Dr. Beatriz Fernandez-Silva Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Sheffield
Prof. Serena Cussen Head of Department for Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield
Prof. David Knowles CEO, Henry Royce Institute
Dr. Aurélie Lacroix Senior Scientist, Sixfold
Sir Peter Gregson Chair, Henry Royce Institute

14:45pm - 16:00pm: Drinks Reception and Catering

16:00pm: Event closes


If you're driving, the nearest car park is: Q-Park Rockingham Street, 2 Holland St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 4NL.
From here, it's a 3 minute walk to the Sir Fredrick Mappin Building, which hosts the John Carr Library and Mappin Hall. 

If you're taking the train, the nearest train station is Sheffield Station, Sheaf St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BP.

From the train station, you can get a taxi to the Sir Fredrick Mappin Building from the left of the front station entrance. Post code is: S1 3JD.

Alternatively, you could take the tram from the back station entrance, by taking the BLUE tram route to the West Street stop. From here is it a 5 minute walk to the Sir Fredrick Mappin Building. Post code is: S1 3JD.

Image of Tram Route to Royce Discovery Centre Opening


"What is the university's coronavirus policy?"

We strongly recommend taking a lateral flow test before attending the event. Should you test positive, or are showing symptoms, we recommend that you do not attend the event. 

"Should I wear a mask?"

Mask wearing is based on personal preference. It is not mandatory to wear a mask, but feel free to do so if it makes you feel more comfortable.

"Will there be photography at the event?"

There will be video and photography carried out throughout the day. If you do not wish to be included in photographs, please make a member of the Royce at the University of Sheffield team aware so precautions can be taken. 

"Will the event be available to view online afterwards?"

Although videos will be taken throughout the day, the full event will not be recorded. 

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