Virtual History Walks


The online version of the popular 'Local History Walks' take place on the Google Meet platform and are a great way of developing a sense of belonging to your new home by finding out about Sheffield's rich history. They're also a good way of getting together with other people and there's a different tour every week! Walks are led by International Student Support Officer Dr Tim Cooper who is a former teacher of History and Archaeology at the University.

Local History Walks will return in person when social restrictions allow.

Dates and Times:

Thursday 18th February 14.00-15.00                                 Origins of the University - Western Bank Campus

Thursday 25th February 14.00-15.00                                 Origins of the University - St. George's Campus

Thursday 4th March  14.00-15.00                           Origins of the University - Firth College

Thursday 11th March 14.00-15.00                            Exploring Sheffield History - The Town Hall and Peace Gardens

Thursday 18th March 14.00-15.00                             Exploring Sheffield History - Division Street

Thursday 25th March 14.00-15.00                             Exploring Sheffield History - West Street

Thursday 1st April 14.00-15.00                      Alsop Fields - From Georgian Suburb to Industrial Hub