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March 2018

Learn to ride a bike for free with Pedal Ready

Tuesday 5-8 pm, Saturday 8-11 am | Stephenson Halls of Residence, 4-7 Oakholme Road S10 (map) | Free of charge and all bikes are provided | Enquiries, Contact Residence Sport Co-ordinator, Dominika Kolarova, E: | Booking, T: 0114 241 2775, E: | Open to all students, staff and members of the public.

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to ride a bike but not had the opportunity to do so? Or perhaps you learned a while ago and you would like to refresh your knowledge and try it again before you venture outside?

We are really excited to partner up with Pedal Ready once again to bring cycling into the Residences and wider University.

You will have the opportunity to learn the basics under the supervision of a qualified cycling instructor in the safety of an indoor venue at Stephenson Hall.

500 Reformations: making sense of Luther's impacts 500 years on


What did Martin Luther ever do for Sheffield? From Brexit to your peace of mind, 500 Reformations invites you to explore the meanings and impact of "reformation". Choose from a menu of speakers and topics. Put on an event in your local area. Or check out the 500 Reformations event calendar to see what's coming up near you.

Enquiries E: @500Reformations #500Reformations

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April 2018
Science Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day - 17 APRIL

Wednesday 17 April | 9am - This is a drop-in event | The Octagon, Clarkson Street, Sheffield S10 2TQ (map) | Enquiries E:

posterdayDrop in to meet postgraduate students from across the Faculty of Science and find out more about the strength and breadth of the Faculty’s research. We have chemists, biologists, physicists, mathematicians and psychologists who are presenting posters and talking about their exciting research. Come along and find out how these brilliant young minds are finding solutions to global challenges.

24 Hour Inspire - 19/20 APRIL

24 Hour Inspire5pm Thursday 19 April - 5pm Friday 20 April | Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, S3 7RH | Find out more

24 hours of non-stop talks on life, the universe and everything - raising funds for Rotherham Hospice and Impact Living.  As well as lectures, there will be live music, a pop-up radio station, 24 hour boardgaming, refreshments and much more!

The University Quiz Night 2018 - 19 APRIL

Thursday 19 April | The Octagon Centre | Food and registration from 5.30pm, quiz starts at 6.30pm

The University Quiz Night

Performance venues logoTest your knowledge, have some fun, win fantastic prizes and support a great cause at the same time.

We are looking for teams of staff, students, alumni and friends to take part in what we are sure will be a fun evening for all.

Team sizes are a maximum of six, minimum of four people and tickets, priced at £8.00 per person, will include a bowl of either chilli con carne or vegetable and mixed bean chilli. Both served with rice, sour cream and crushed nachos. (Special diets can be catered for.)

There are cash prizes up for grabs for the top 3 teams:

1st place - £120.00
2nd place - £60.00
3rd place - £30.00

And there will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes on offer.

If you would like to register a team, please do so through the online store.

Payment is required at the time of booking for the full team.

Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so book early to avoid disappointment. The deadline for team entries is Friday 16 March.

All proceeds from the evening will go to the Sheffield Scanner campaign.

We are working to raise £2 million to bring the future of medical imaging to Sheffield.

The Sheffield Scanner campaign aims to set up a state-of-the-art MRI-PET imaging facility here in Sheffield, the first of of its kind in Yorkshire. The high-tech scanner will provide unprecedented views of inside the human body by combining the power of both MRI and PET in a single scan.

MRI-PET allows detailed pictures of the body’s bones and tissues to be mapped onto important information about how the body is functioning. The advanced imaging technology will transform understanding of serious conditions like cancer, dementia, heart and lung diseases, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's and stroke and the way they are treated in the future.

This ambitious campaign is now more than halfway towards its target. We are delighted to have raised £1.2 million over the past year. This is thanks to generous donations and widespread support from staff, current and former students, members of the local community and friends of the University.

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Vice-President and Head of Medicine, Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield, has been leading the campaign:

“I’ve been delighted by the response to the Sheffield Scanner fundraising Campaign,” she said. “I know that many people who are contributing to this appeal have been affected by diseases that this Scanner will in future, help us to treat. They may have been diagnosed themselves or have seen the impact that these illnesses can have on the lives of family or friends. I am personally touched that they have chosen to help the campaign – bringing us one step closer to helping so many other patients in future.”

However, there is still more to do. Your continued support for the Sheffield Scanner campaign will allow us to bring this ground-breaking medical imaging facility to Sheffield and help researchers tackle some of the most devastating diseases facing society today.

Learn more and add your support     One patient's story     Get involved

If you have any queries about the event, please contact Natalie Billau on E: or 0114 222 8891.

If tweeting about the event use #ShefUniquiz18

Gin Glorious Gin at Inox Dine - 20 APRIL

inoxFriday 20 April |  7pm Arrival Drinks / 7.30pm call to dinner | Inox Dine, Students' Union Building, Western Bank S10 2TG (map) | £38.00 per person including welcome drink on arrival | Enquiries T: 0114 222 6043 E:

Further details and booking

Here at INOX, we love local and we love gin.

In the spirit of working locally and showcasing some of the best suppliers in Sheffield, INOX is welcoming Barry from StarmoreBoss – the amazing boutique wine and spirit store, tucked away amongst the community of independent traders on the trendy Sharrowvale Road – to host a gin filled evening!

Barry will be coming along to guide you through an evening of delicious food, with the option to add a specially crafted, delicious gin flight.

Keep an eye out on our website for the launch of the evening's menu!

May 2018
International Clinical Trials Day - MAY

International Clinical Trials DayWe are currently working on our programme of events to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day 2018.

The date is yet to be confirmed.  Keep checking the web page for updates.  Enquiries, E:

About International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day commemorates the day that James Lind started his trial on the deadly disease scurvy. In 1747 Lind was serving as a surgeon on HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of 12 men with scurvy, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and lemons. After six days, there was a noticeable improvement in the group eating the fruit, providing evidence of the link between citrus fruits and scurvy. Clinical trials have developed a great deal since Lind's discovery and are of vital importance in medical research.

Pint of Science (coming to a pub near you) - 14-16 MAY

Pint of Science logoMonday 14 to Wednesday 16 May | Various locations | £4 per event

See the full programme and buy tickets

Researchers from the University of Sheffield will be talking about their research and answering your questions, in a pub near your.  The talks will be accompanied by hands-on activities, demonstrations and a chance to win prizes.  Come along, have a drink, learn about science and have some fun!

Rowley's and Inox Present 'A Taste of Derbyshire' - 17 MAY

inoxThursday 17 May | 7pm Arrival Drinks / 7.30pm call to dinner | Inox Dine, Students' Union Building, Western Bank, S10 2TG (map) | £45.00 per person - includes a free welcome drink | Enquiries T: 0114 222 6043, E:

Further details and booking

With Joe Berry (INOX, Master Chef of Great Britain), Adam Harper (Rowley’s, Baslow) & Rupert Rowley (Fischer’s, Baslow Hall).

Adam Harper joined the Michelin starred restaurant Fischer’s in 2010 before spreading his wings to gain more experience. He spent time with Heston Blumenthal’s organisation and then at The French (Simon Rogan’s Manchester project) before returning to Fischer’s in 2013.

Adam Harper is now the Head Chef at Rowley’s in Baslow. Together with Rupert Rowley, Head Chef at Fischer’s and Joe Berry, they will create a fabulous dinner showcasing the best of Derbyshire produce.

Wine flights available.

June 2018
Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner at Inox Dine - 22 JUNE

inoxFriday 22nd June | 7pm Arrival Drinks / 7.30pm call to dinner | Inox Dine, Students' Union Building, Western Bank S10 2TG (map) |£38.00 per person including welcome drink on arrival | Enquiries T: 0114 222 6043, E:

Further information and booking

Meat is off the menu for our gourmet vegetarian dinner. The evening is set to feature a creative and imaginative fine dining menu, fully vegetarian.

Whether you’re a vegetarian, a meat lover looking to try something different or just curious; the evening is sure to tantalise your taste buds, and expand your knowledge with vegetarian dishes that are a little different from the norm, and will be loved by everyone.

Head Chef, Joe Berry, our very own Master Chef of Great Britain, will be talking our guests through the evening’s menu and sharing lots of tips on how to add variety to your vegetarian menus.

A selection of vegetarian wines is available on the night to pair with your meal.

Keep an eye out on our website for the evening's delicious menu.