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May 2019

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

[ APRIL - MAY 2019 ]

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, will see some of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings shown in a series of simultaneous exhibitions taking place in twelve cities across the UK. This exhibition will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist. Twelve drawings, selected to reflect the diversity of Leonardo's interests in painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany, will be shown at each venue in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland.

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All events are free. Just turn up, unless otherwise specfied.

Further information and booking

April - May 2019, Millennium Gallery.

Twelve remarkable drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, drawn from the Royal Collection, are on display at Sheffield's Millennium Gallery as part of major nationwide exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. To accompany the exhibition, researchers from the University of Sheffield have teamed up with Museums Sheffield to offer a series of free events that celebrate and explore Leonardo's genius.

Events programme:

Thursday 11 April, 6-6.45pm
The Power of Drawing (gallery talk)
With Simon Chadwick

Thursday 11 April, 7-7.45pm
Leonardo da Vinci and the Physics of Fluids (gallery talk)
With Dr Elena Marensi

Thursday 25 April, 1-1.45pm
Leonardo the Musician (lunchtime talk)
With Dr Tim Shephard

Thursday 25 April, 6-6.45pm
Leonardo's Flow Drawings (gallery talk)
With Prof Stephen Beck

Thursday 25 April, 7-7.45pm
Leonardo and the Force of Friction (gallery talk)
With Prof Rob Dwyer-Joyce

Thursday 2 May, 6-7pm
Leonardo and the Woodpecker's Tongue (evening talk)
With Professor Tim Birkhead

Please book in advance

Saturday 4 May, 1-1.45pm
School Children, Pianos, Chicken Nuggets and Breaking a World Record! (lunchtime talk)
With Dr Candice Majewski

Saturday 5 May, 1-1.45pm
The 'Admirable Instrument': An Exploration of Leonardo's Fascination with the Heart (lunchtime talk)
With Dr William Parker

Please book in advance

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May
Leonardo: Images from the Future (multimedia installation)

Thursday 16 and Saturday 25 May, 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Movement and Light: A Makerspace for Under 5s (families activity)
Please book in advance

Exhibition: The Image Speaks

A collaborative exhibition between photographer Andy Brown and PhD students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The 2019 exhibition is the sixth iteration of the project and can be seen in Jessop West Foyer, 9am - 6pm and we're currently looking for participants for the 2019 exhibition.

The exhibition catalogue for 2019, with extended essays from each student about their photograph can be downloaded here. Archives from previous exhibitions can also be viewed.
image of the Image Speaks exhibition

image of the Image Speaks exhibition

image of the Image Speaks exhibition in Jessop West Foyer

image of the Image Speaks exhibition in Jessop West Foyer

Since 2014 students in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities have worked with photographer Andy Brown over a number of weeks. As a group, they investigate the photographer's craft and how images communicate ideas. They then work with Andy individually to compose visual representations of their own research.

This has produced six exhibitions of photographs offering a series of windows into the richly diverse and exciting body of postgraduate research that exists within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Confucius Institute 'Discover China' Events - China in Calligraphy: Beauty in Words: Chinese calligraphy lectures, exhibitions and workshops

[  20 MAY  ]

calligraphy

Monday 20 May, 5.30-7.30pm, Workroom 1 G04 (reception) and Workroom 2 G05 (Lecture), The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, S3 7RD. Refreshments will be provided for all the attendees. Enquiries, E: confucius@sheffield.ac.uk or T: 0114 222 8448.

Free, but registration is necessary.

Register here

Event contents:

1. Scrolls of Chinese Calligraphy exhibited at the Diamond
2. Talk- Chinese Characters and Chinese Calligraphy
3. Workshops- Calligraphy artwork and have a go by yourself

June 2019

Engineering Imagination - celebrating Women in Engineering Day

[  2 JUNE  ]

engineering imaginationSunday 2 June, 11am - 3pm, Winter Garden, Sheffield City Centre

Enquiries, E: Anne Hayes at engineering.edi@sheffield.ac.uk

Further information

This is a free, family event, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering to celebrate Women in Engineering Day. We're taking over the Winter Gardens once again and filling it with interactive exhibits designed to encourage children to think about how engineering and science affect the world around them.

Activities will include: how candyfloss is made, robots, a giant tetrahedron construction activity, a flight simulator, robotic arm, Spiderman Wall, hoopla and many, many more! There will be free copies of our "Suzie and Ricky" children's book as well as the opportunity to play a visual reality activity related to the book, plus lots of other goodies to take home. All events will be running throughout the day and families can drop in and take part any time between 11am and 3pm.

AMRC Training Centre open event

[ 12 JUNE ]

Wednesday 12 June, 4.30pm, last entry 5:30pm, AMRC Training Centre Advanced Manufacturing Park Off Highfield Spring Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5BL

Find out more and book a place

Enquiries: T: 0114 222 4445/E: recruitment@amrctraining.co.uk

Anyone who is interested in a career in Engineering and wants to consider an Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship as the route into this exciting industry.
What happens at the event?

- Tour the facilities.
- Meet our apprentices, trainers and recruitment team.
- What do we offer.

Engineering Photography Competition

[  15-16 JUNE  ]

photography competition

Exhibition open to the public on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2019.  Admission Free.  Enquiries E: g.kitch@sheffield.ac.uk

The Basement  of The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, S3 7RD

Find out more

This year the Faculty of Engineering are hosting their first ever Faculty Photography Competition.  This is for anyone who works or is studying within the Faculty including students, professional service staff, academics, technicians and other partners from research centres.  The winners and runner ups will have their images shown in The Diamond.

Migration Matters Festival - Celebrating sanctuary in the Steel City

[  14 - 23 JUNE  ]

Migration matters14-22 June.  Various events and venues.

The largest Refugee week Festival in the UK. It is pay what you feel theatre and arts festival that celebrates the positive impact migration & refugees have had on Sheffield & the UK.

2019 will be the fourth edition of the festival having hosted three highly successful festivals between 2016-18 inspiring and entertaining thousands of audience members.

The festival has been commended for its inclusion of artists, volunteers and audience members from a diverse set of backgrounds and communities.

Further information and full programme to be announce April 2019

Architecture Summer Exhibition 2019

[  14 JUNE - 31 JULY  ]

architecture summer exhibition

Launch - Friday 14 June, 6-9pm, Open to public weekdays from 9am-5pm until 31 July

Floor 16 and 17, The Arts Tower, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TNEnquiries, E: ssoa@sheffield.ac.uk

Further information and booking 

The Sheffield School of Architecture Summer Exhibition showcases the outstanding work undertaken by our students over the year. Design projects are exhibited on floors 16 and 17 of the Arts Tower and include all degree levels within the School. The popular event attracts a large number of guests from practice and industry to alumni and academia. Visitors have the chance to view work by over 500 students which includes models, drawings, videos and installations.

Undergraduate Open Day

[  22 JUNE  ]

Saturday 22 June, Central Exhibition opens at 10am, Octagon Centre, Clarkeson Street, S10 2TQ

Admission free but booking required.  Further information and booking

Enquiries Tel: 0114 2229872, E: myday@sheffield.ac.uk

Our undergraduate open days give you the chance to discover more about our world-class university. Take tours of the campus, the Students’ Union and accommodation. Listen to talks about studying abroad. Find out advice about student loans and grants and discuss the things that matter to you.

Academic departments hold talks throughout the day. Staff and students will be there to answer your questions. Most important of all, you get to find out how it feels - the atmosphere, the people, the campus and the city.

The Big Walk 2019

[  28 JUNE ]

big walk

Friday 28 June.  The University and the Peak District. Start time 7am (37 miles) or 9am (23 miles), Enquiries
E:
communityfundraising@sheffield.ac.uk, or m.sinclair@sheffield.ac.uk, T: 0114 215 7056

Walkers/runners will be finishing between 2pm-10pm, depending on their walking speed.  £15 for the first 150 places, £18 thereafter

Find out more and register to take part

Join us for the Big Walk! This year you can either walk or run 23 or 37 miles through the Peak District.

Big WalkOur 37 mile walk starts at the University, taking in Ringinglow, Fox House, Longshaw Estate, and Hathersage before going across to Hope. It’s here that the 23 milers join in and continue up through Ladybower, Bradfield and back down to the University for a celebratory finish!

This year’s walk will be in aid of student scholarships. In 2019 we are fundraising to give as many students as possible the opportunity to come and study at Sheffield. All participants are asked to raise a minimum of £150 and fundraising support will be given.

July 2019

Dementia Futures 2019

[  5 JULY  ]

Friday 5 July.  9.30am for 10am start, Enquiries E: d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk

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

Booking

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

Undergraduate Open Day

[ 6 JULY ]

Saturday 6 July, Central Exhibition opens at 10am, Octagon Centre, Clarkeson Street, S10 2TQ

Admission free but booking required. Further information and booking

Enquiries Tel: 0114 2229872, E: myday@sheffield.ac.uk

Our undergraduate open days give you the chance to discover more about our world-class university. Take tours of the campus, the Students’ Union and accommodation. Listen to talks about studying abroad. Find out advice about student loans and grants and discuss the things that matter to you.

Academic departments hold talks throughout the day. Staff and students will be there to answer your questions. Most important of all, you get to find out how it feels - the atmosphere, the people, the campus and the city.

September 2019

Undergraduate Open Day

[  7 SEPTEMBER  ]

Saturday 7 July, Central Exhibition opens at 10am, Octagon Centre, Clarkeson Street, S10 2TQ

Admission free but booking required. Further information and booking

Enquiries Tel: 0114 2229872, E: myday@sheffield.ac.uk

Our undergraduate open days give you the chance to discover more about our world-class university. Take tours of the campus, the Students’ Union and accommodation. Listen to talks about studying abroad. Find out advice about student loans and grants and discuss the things that matter to you.

Academic departments hold talks throughout the day. Staff and students will be there to answer your questions. Most important of all, you get to find out how it feels - the atmosphere, the people, the campus and the city.

November 2019

Masterchefs of Great Britain Festive Dinner with Alistair Myers

[  30 NOVEMBER  ]

Saturday 30 November 2019 at INOX, Level 5, Students' Union Building Durham Road, S10 2TG

Our sell out event from 2018 is back!

SPECIAL OFFER: The Early Bird price of £60 per person is valid until 31 May 2019. The full price of £65 per person will be payable after this date.

Gather your friends and family and truly indulge with our Master Chef of Great Britain, Joe Berry, and his team of talented chefs.

Each course will be beautifully paired with exceptional wine chosen by Alistair. As a recognised Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers Alistair will bring his amazing knowledge and passion for wine to the event to ensure an evening to remember!

More information, menu details and booking

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