Open days, exhibitions and family events

Festival of the Mind Tent

Science Week

FOTM

November 2019

Untameable (inspired by the writing and archives of Barry Hines (Western Bank Library Exhibition)

[ 14 OCTOBER-16 DECEMBER ]

Part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words

untameableMonday 14 October - Monday 16 December 2019, Western Bank Library Mezzanine Floor

Opening times and directions

Untameable is an exhibition and installation at Weston Bank Library inspired by Barry Hines’s writing and the contents of his archive held in the Special Collections at The University of Sheffield by artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want.

The project title highlights Hines's dogged determination over three decades to write about the changing personal and political landscapes of working-class life in South Yorkshire.

Hines was the quintessential working-class writer from Barnsley. He was a man who wrote from the margins, and unflinchingly chronicled the social injustices he witnessed: from the failure of the education system and lack of opportunity found in A Kestrel for a Knave and the examination of land ownership and alienated labour in The Gamekeeper, to the devastating effect that Thatcherism had on Sheffield in Looks and Smiles and the increasingly toxic climate of nuclear threat during the 1980s in Threads.

Including reworkings of rare documents and material from the archive this collection also builds on Hines’s interests in examining contemporary South Yorkshire landscapes and communities as they continued to change and evolve to survive in an increasingly politicised 20th century.

To promote the project, graphics have also been installed in the arts tower, where Barry Hines had an office during his time working at the University in the School of English.

Being Human: A festival of the humanities

[  14-23 NOVEMBER  ]

being human

Full programme

University of Sheffield Events

Myth, Dream Love

The University of Sheffield presents an exploration of myths, dreams and love through a programme of immersive events, projections, theatre, food, music and talks. These events are part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 14th–23th November.

Bolsover, the Cavendishes and Ben Jonson
November 19th, 1pm - 2pm
Humanities Research Institute
Talk by Dr Tom Rutter, Senior Lecturer, Shakespeare & Renaissance Drama. This talk will discuss Bolsover Castle and its murals in relation to the poetry and drama of Ben Jonson, who counted the Castle’s owner William Cavendish among his patrons.

Dreaming in Renaissance Italy
November 21st, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelham Island Museum
Discover the meaning of dreams in the Renaissance. Dr Erin Maglaque, Lecturer in Early Modern European History, will explore the meanings of dreams in the Renaissance: from dream literature, to daydreamers, to the importance of dreams in everyday life. Otis Mensah, Poet Laureate of Sheffield, will then perform a poem taking themes from Dr Maglaque’s research.

Music and the ‘Hypnerotomachia Poliphili’
November 21st , 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Humanities Research Institute
This lunch time talk by Dr Tim Shephard (Department of Music) will explore the music in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a 1499 romance story published in Venice and renowned for its beautiful woodcut illustrations. Discover the volume’s origins and its intimate connection with the music of that time.

The Secrets of the Selkies
November 22nd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Kelham Island Museum
Through music, songs and fascinating visuals this show will explore the tale of the selkie-hybrid creatures that take the form of both humans and seals. Discover how they get trapped on land and have to navigate human relationships.The performance features Dr Fay Hield from the Department of Music and musicians Lucy Farrell and Terri Windling.

Moving Heaven and Earth
November 23rd, Performances at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm
Kelham Island Museum
Join the court of Charles I for an immersive experience recreating the sights, sounds and tastes of a royal banquet and theatrical entertainment at Bolsover Castle, with talks to find out more and craft activities for all the family. The festivities are led by Professor Angie Hobbs from the Department of Philosophy at The University of Sheffield and Dr Crosby Stevens, a freelance curator and conservator.

December 2019

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[ 3 DECEMBER ]

Tuesday 3 December, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Off Highfield Spring, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5BL

One of many open events run throughout the year.

The AMRC Training Centre open days are for 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. The open event runs 4.30p–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Book your place today and fill in our registration form online. Places are limited so we advise you book early.

What happens:

· Tour of 60,000sqft, £20 Million pound state-of-the-art training centre
· Meet with apprentices that were just like you 12 months ago and hear their story
· Meet the AMRC Training Centre team and ask them all your questions
· Talk about the live vacancies you can apply for
· What apprenticeships (Level 3 to 6) are available and which would suit you best
· Sign up for one of our 2019/2020 start dates and become one of the 250 apprentices that we train each year.

10th Annual Mellanby Centre Research Day

[  6 DECEMBER  ]

Mellanby

Friday 6 December, 8.50am (8am for posters, 8.30am for registration, 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles after the meeting at Inox Dine

Inox Conference Centre, University of Sheffield.

Further information and booking

The aim of our meeting is to communicate novel and innovative musculoskeletal research within our group and, more importantly, with our friends and collaborators from other research institutions and industry, and with other University colleagues. We also aim to showcase our research profile to the broader public and research funders.

Our musculoskeletal research interests span skeletal diseases of childhood through to the elderly person, and cover both benign and malignant bone disease. Our clinical research covers the areas of metabolic bone diseases including osteoporosis, childhood bone diseases, tumour-induced bone diseases such as multiple myeloma and metastatic bone disease, and in osteoarthritis and prosthesis-related bone loss.

Christmas Comedy Night at Halifax Hall

[  12 DECEMBER  ]

Tcomedy nighthursday 12 December.  Tickets £25. Booking email christmaswithus@sheffield.ac.uk or T: 0114 222 8822

Fancy something a little bit different this Christmas?

Halifax Hall is hosting its very own Christmas Comedy Night featuring Jon Pearson, Freddie Farrell and Harriet Dyer!

Enjoy the laughs as you tuck into our delicious homemade pie and peas, the perfect work night out, get together with friends or even an early Christmas.

University Carol Service

[  16 DECEMBER  ]

carolsThe Chaplaincy Centre

Monday 16 December, 1.10pm, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, S10. Everybody welcome.

Come along and join us for the annual University Carol Service.

This is our annual celebration of Christmas with music, readings and all your favourite carols.

January 2020

Active Kids at Sport Sheffield

[  2 and 3 JANUARY  ]

sport sheffield

Thursday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2020

Sessions from 7.45am to 6pm.  See website for times and booking

£28 per day.  Enquiries, E: activekids@sport-sheffield.com

tiger

Active Kids holiday camp is a multi-sport and activity camp for children aged 5-14 years which runs over the Christmas, Easter, May half term and summer holidays. We offer a range of sports and activities including swimming lessons, bouldering, trampolining, football, team sports, arts and crafts and much more.

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  21 JANUARY  ]

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Off Highfield Spring, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5BL

One of many open events run throughout the year.

The AMRC Training Centre open days are for 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. The open event runs 4.30p–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Book your place today and fill in our registration form online. Places are limited so we advise you book early.

What happens:

· Tour of 60,000sqft, £20 Million pound state-of-the-art training centre
· Meet with apprentices that were just like you 12 months ago and hear their story
· Meet the AMRC Training Centre team and ask them all your questions
· Talk about the live vacancies you can apply for
· What apprenticeships (Level 3 to 6) are available and which would suit you best
· Sign up for one of our 2019/2020 start dates and become one of the 250 apprentices that we train each year.

February 2020

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  27 FEBRUARY  ]

Thursday 27 February 2020, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Off Highfield Spring, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5BL

One of many open events run throughout the year.

The AMRC Training Centre open days are for 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. The open event runs 4.30p–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Book your place today and fill in our registration form online. Places are limited so we advise you book early.

What happens:

· Tour of 60,000sqft, £20 Million pound state-of-the-art training centre
· Meet with apprentices that were just like you 12 months ago and hear their story
· Meet the AMRC Training Centre team and ask them all your questions
· Talk about the live vacancies you can apply for
· What apprenticeships (Level 3 to 6) are available and which would suit you best
· Sign up for one of our 2019/2020 start dates and become one of the 250 apprentices that we train each year.

March 2020

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  24 MARCH  ]

Tuesday 24 March 2020, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Off Highfield Spring, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5BL

One of many open events run throughout the year.

The AMRC Training Centre open days are for 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. The open event runs 4.30p–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Book your place today and fill in our registration form online. Places are limited so we advise you book early.

What happens:

· Tour of 60,000sqft, £20 Million pound state-of-the-art training centre
· Meet with apprentices that were just like you 12 months ago and hear their story
· Meet the AMRC Training Centre team and ask them all your questions
· Talk about the live vacancies you can apply for
· What apprenticeships (Level 3 to 6) are available and which would suit you best
· Sign up for one of our 2019/2020 start dates and become one of the 250 apprentices that we train each year.

APRIL 2020

AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  30 APRIL  ]

Thursday 30 April  2020, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Off Highfield Spring, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5BL

One of many open events run throughout the year.

The AMRC Training Centre open days are for 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. The open event runs 4.30p–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Book your place today and fill in our registration form online. Places are limited so we advise you book early.

What happens:

· Tour of 60,000sqft, £20 Million pound state-of-the-art training centre
· Meet with apprentices that were just like you 12 months ago and hear their story
· Meet the AMRC Training Centre team and ask them all your questions
· Talk about the live vacancies you can apply for
· What apprenticeships (Level 3 to 6) are available and which would suit you best
· Sign up for one of our 2019/2020 start dates and become one of the 250 apprentices that we train each year.

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