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June 2019

Annual Arts and Humanities Prokhorov Lectures: Seeking the welfare of the city: what the church can contribute to the common good by Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield

[  26 JUNE  ]

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 7.30pm, Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA

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About the talk

Pete WilcoxPete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield, will explore how, in pursuit of the common good, the Church has something to offer to policy-making, as well as project-delivery, in what one might call a prophetic – and not merely pastoral – role.

This lecture is part of the God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics lecture series.

About our speaker

The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox has been ordained for over 30 years and has been Bishop of Sheffield since the summer of 2017, having been the Dean of Liverpool for the previous five years. He trained for the ordained ministry at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, after completing a degree in modern history at Durham.

Theological education and ministerial formation remain key interests for him, along with Bible teaching and expository preaching. He is the author of three books which attempt to make Bible commentary accessible: Living the Dream: Joseph for Today (2007), Walking the Walk: The Rise of King David for Today (2009) and Talking the Talk: The Fall of King David for Today (2011).

July 2019

Dementia Futures 2019

[  5 JULY  ]

Friday 5 July. Please arrive at 9.30am for 10am start, Enquiries E:

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), Glossop Road.


dementiaDementia Futures 2019 is a 1 day conference for members of the public affected by dementia and for organisations who represent or offer support to such persons. University of Sheffield postgraduate researchers, from a range of disciplines, will share what they are doing in an accessible way and hear what local people affected by dementia think about their studies. Guidance has been given by the South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group (SYDEMRAG) about how to make the conference as accessible as possible.
Postgraduate researchers will present their research in short 12 minute presentations, offering plenty of opportunities for questions and interactive discussion. The focus will be on sharing academic and lay dementia expertise, facing the challenges of dementia together.

Dementia Futures 2019 is part of the 11th South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition

August 2019

Sheffield GPU Hackathon 2019

[  19-23 August  ]

19-23 August, 9am-5pm.  Attendees will access to the venue 24hr.  Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, S10 3ER

The University of Sheffield is pleased to announce that the GPU Hackathon in the UK (sponsored by Nvidia)

Free- Only accepted proposals can register.  Enquiries E:


We are looking for teams of 3-5 developers with a scalable** application to port to or optimize on a GPU accelerator. Collectively the team must have complete knowledge of the application. If the application is a suite of apps, no more than two per team will be allowed and a minimum of 2 people per app must attend. Space will be limited to 8 teams.

** node-to-node communication implemented, but don’t be discouraged from applying if your application is less than scalable. We are also looking for breadth of application areas.

The goal of the GPU hackathon is for current or prospective user groups of large hybrid CPU-GPU systems to send teams of at least 3 developers along with either:

- A (potentially) scalable application that could benefit from GPU accelerators, or
- An application running on accelerators that needs optimization.

There will be intensive mentoring during this 5-day hands-on workshop, with the goal that the teams leave with applications running on GPUs, or at least with a clear roadmap of how to get there.

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