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July 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:

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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.

An Evening of Sonic Art and Poetry -

Millowners Arms Kelham Island

[  17 JULY  ]

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Part of the From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism series of events

Wednesday 17 July, 7pm, Millowners Arms, Kelham Island Museum, Free refreshment plus a pay bar.  Enquiries E:


Steal: Away: Home. A performance. In early May 2019, composers Adam Stanović and Adrian Moore from The University of Sheffield, Department of Music worked with students recording sounds in and around Kelham Island Museum, using these to create musical works that resonate with the space and place of Kelham Island.

Kelham Island Poetry by Helen Angell. Fascinated by the place where poetry and architecture meet, Helen Angell’s poems unearth the beauty and history of industrial settings around Kelham Island. They will uncover the people who lived and worked in the area as well as the landscape and processes that formed them.

Pizza and Prosecco Night at Halifax Hall (in conjunction with Mums In Need)

[  26 JULY  ]

The night is in aid of ‘Mums In Need’ – a small, Sheffield-based registered charity that helps vulnerable mums who have escaped emotionally abusive relationships. They provide women with face-to-face support to help them get the support they need, overcome their fears and rebuild their lives. Mums In Need was founded by Laura who has experienced emotional abuse herself and the organisation is run by volunteers.

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Enjoy a hand-made pizza from our wood-fired Pizza Oven in our stunning grounds and jazz up your prosecco with our ‘Pimp your Prosecco’ Bar!

Tickets include:
– Entry to the event
– A personal pizza with your choice of topping
– TWO glasses of prosecco
– Unlimited use of our Pimp your Prosecco station
– Special offers on bottles of prosecco and fizz cocktails
– Entertainment

September 2019

Undergraduate Open Day


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:

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.

Ideas Bazaar

[  11 SEPTEMBER  ]

Wednesday, 11 September, 11am-4pm, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN. Free event.

In the run up to Festival of the Mind in 2020, we are looking to bring together academics, students and people from the creative community to come up with new and exciting ways to highlight our research.

IB2Festival of the Mind was the UK's first academic-city collaboration when it launched seven years ago, a festival of cutting-edge thinking and entertainment.

The Ideas Bazaar is for everyone who has creative ideas. If you would like to meet your creative partner to help bring your research ideas to life then come along to Firth Hall on Wednesday, 11 September between 11am and 4pm. We would particularly welcome colleagues who are part of REF (Research Excellence Framework), who feel public engagement could add real value to their project. Funding is available for the best ideas!

Your host for the day will be Iestyn Edwards, an award winning one man variety band. Iestyn will act as the cultural matchmaker, ensuring you get to talk to academics and potential partners looking for creative collaborations.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Cultural Engagement will open the event and explain how funding is available to make the best creations happen.

You may wish to register as an exhibitor or as an attendee.

As an exhibitor you will be able to bring along exhibits to showcase your ideas or as an attendee you may wish to bring a single object to act as a talking point or to summarise your work. The deadline for exhibitors to register their application is 31 July 2019.

MakeIdeas Bazaar your ideas happen, register NOW for this free event

Got a question? Contact Polly Wilson at: or call 0114 222 5322.

For more information about the Festival of the Mind 2018, where over 300 city-wide performances, exhibitions and events were staged, see:

Pop-Up University

[  20-22 SEPTEMBER  ]

Pop up uniFriday 20-Sunday 22 September, 11am-5pm (4pm on Saturday), Sheffield Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery, S1 2LH.  Free entry and open to all - drop in any time.

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The University of Sheffield's up and coming researchers will be showcasing their new research at the Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery from Friday 20-Sunday 22 September.  Join them for some interactive and informative fun, and find out about the breadth of research that is taking place in our 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!

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