Off the Shelf events at the University of Sheffield

Light BulbThe University is delighted to have a programme of events in Off the Shelf, one of the UK's largest and most popular literary festivals.

There are six events led by our world-class academics looking at their latest research as part of Off the Shelf's main programme (ticket fee may apply):

Fri 16 Oct, 7pm - Letter Writing Among Poets with Jonathan Ellis

Thurs 22 Oct, 7pm - Blackpool Tower with Professor Vanessa Toulmin

Weds 28 Oct, 7pm - Theatre Censorship in the 1960s with Steve Nicholson

Sun 1 Nov, 7.30pm - 2015 The Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom: Day of the Dead Celebration

Mon 2 Nov, 7.30pm - Everyday Life in Viking Towns 800-1100 with Professor Dawn M Hadley

Weds 11 Nov, 6pm - Journalism in Danger at the Crucible Theatre

'Ideas Alive at 5:45' sees 10 free short talks starting at 5:45pm at the Showroom Cafe. Each one features an academic with a new publication looking to introduce the public to new ideas and cutting edge research. They offer a fantastic opportunity to find out about the diverse research taking place at the University:

  • Mon 12 Oct - Technologies for Active Ageing - Professor Arlene Astell, School of Health & Related Research
  • Tues 13 Oct - The Meaning of Footwear in South Yorkshire - Doctor Victoria Robinson, Department of Sociological Studies
  • Weds 14 Oct - Shades of Deviance, Crime and Social Harm - Professor Rowland Atkinson, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Thurs 15 Oct - The Quantum Behaviour of Lobster Protein - Doctor Jenny Clark, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Mon 19 Oct - Siblings, Stories and the Self? - Doctor Katherine Davies, Department of Sociological Studies
  • Tues 20 Oct - Guilty Women: Gender, Foreign Policy and Appeasement - Doctor Julie Gottlieb, Department of History
  • Weds 21 Oct - Assessing Doctors' Performance: Judging What Matters Well - Professor James Crossley, School of Medicine
  • Thurs 22 Oct - From Soil to Supper: How Microbes Feed the World - Professor Duncan Cameron, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
  • Mon 26 Oct - The World and People of Stonehenge - Doctor Bob Johnston, Department of Archaeology
  • Tues 27 Oct - Are We Nearly There Yet? - Dr Katie Hemer, Department of Archaeology

For further details and booking information, see the University's Off the Shelf webpage

Or for the full Off the Shelf programme, visit the Off the Shelf website