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Festival of the Mind 2018

[  20-30 SEPTEMBER ]

festival of the mind

Festival of the Mind is back this September! The Festival sees University of Sheffield academics and professionals from Sheffield's cultural, creative and digital industries working together to bring our research to life in exciting, innovative and entertaining ways.

Keep up to date in the run-up to the Festival    Enquiries, E:

fotmThis city wide collaboration led by the University demonstrates the wealth and potential of our amazing city and our worldwide research.

The festival has something for all ages with events including candyfloss technology, the future, local history, robots, music and much, much more. All events are free of charge and take place in venues across the heart of the city. The two centrepieces of the festival are the fabulous Spiegeltent in Barker's Pool and FutureCade - an exciting interactive exhibition in the Millennium Gallery.


CAST meets INOX - dining and jewellery-making experience

[  5 OCTOBER  ]



Friday 5 October, 6.30pm Drinks Reception, 7pm Call to Dinner | Inox Dine, Level 5, Student's Union Building, Durham Road, S10 2TG, Cost: £90.00

Enquiries, Tel: 0114 222 8822, E:

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Inox have teamed up with the amazing group at CAST to bring you a unique,exciting and once in a life time event which is not to be missed!

CAST is a jewellery making experience, the company whom are born and bread in Sheffield. Guests are given a unique opportunity to both design and create bespoke jewellery pieces at a CAST event. Bespoke pieces; rings, earrings, pendants, charms and cufflinks, are crafted in jewellers wax at an event and cast by us, at our workshop, in Silver, Gold or Platinum. Each piece is finished in Sheffield by hand and returned, to spec, within 2 weeks.


Our talented award winning kitchen team have put together an exciting tasting menu to compliment the experience which is to be served alongside the jewellery making process.

An exciting space, innovative menu, drinks and an opportunity to create something that will last a lifetime .. does it get much better than this?
Enjoy the unique event with friends, family and loved ones knowing that the beauty and the magic is that no one jewellery piece will ever be the same.

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Jubilee event

[  13 OCTOBER  ]

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Jubilee event

Registration is at 12.30pm, lunch and poster viewings are at 1pm, there will be a coffee break at 2.30pm.

The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Road, S23 7RD, Find out more:  Enquiries:


This year celebrates the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion they are hosting an event to celebrate the department’s achievements over the past 50 years.

At the event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about the cutting edge research taking place within the department and attend talks and presentations from academics and students, as well as guest speakers from industry.

A varied programme of activities is planned, each designed to showcase the department’s strengths and achievements both past and present. The aim is to give attendees an insight into the significant research developments, whilst also providing the chance to see first-hand how the department's research is translated in to the real world via interactive lab demonstrations. Students will also be on hand to give first hand accounts of the new and innovative engineering products and projects that they are working on.


ESRC Festival of Social Science: Understanding Society

[  3-10 NOVEMBER  ]

fssSaturday 3 - Saturday 10 November. 

Further details and booking

The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives. The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University are working in partnership to deliver Understanding Society: a programme of public events, including talks and debates, performance art, exhibitions and immersive experiences.

Being Human Festival

[  15 - 24 NOVEMBER   ]

being humanThursday 15 - Saturday 24 November

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The UK's national festival of the humanities. Sheffield is contributing an exciting programme of activities with events that explore family histories, race and gender in the circus, and the origins of what makes us human.

9th Annual Mellanby Centre Research Day

[  23 NOVEMBER  ]

Department of Oncology and Metabolism

Friday 23 November, 9am-5pm, Inox Conference Centre, University of Sheffield, Further information and booking, Enquiries E:

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.

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