Public lecture archive
Details of the larger public lectures, organised by the Events Team, will be archived here shortly following the event. If a recording was made of the lecture, it will be also be made available here. Our most recent videos are also featured at the bottom of the What's On homepage for a short while after the event.
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Sir Charles, an alumnus and honorary graduate of the University, has had a distinguished military career. He is former Director General of Border Force.
The 2018 Basil Hicks lecture commemorated the Centenary of the end of the First World War and Armistice Day.
By Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students.
We were delighted to welcome to the University, Sir Michael Barber, Chair at the Office of Students, to talk about higher education – past, present and future. Sir Michael spoke about H.A.L Fisher and the 1918 Education Act as 2018 marked 100 years since the act was established.
The Annual Krebs Lecture. The Increasing Power of CryoEM for Macromolecular Structure Determination.
By Professor Richard Henderson, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.
Professor Henderson is a molecular biologist, biophysicist and a pioneer in the field of electron microscopy of biological molecules.
By Professor Angela Gallop, CBE. Honorary Graduate of the University of Sheffield.
Part of British Science Week, the lecture proved incredibly popular with staff, students, alumni and members of the public alike, with nearly 400 guests in attendance on the evening.
The University was delighted to welcome 500 guests to the Octagon for a special ‘In Conversation’ evening.
Andy Giddings from BBC Radio Sheffield and regular on Football Heaven was the compere, putting questions to Dr Kevin McCabe and special guest, Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United Football Club.
By Agnes Grunwald Spier - Author, Alumna and Honorary Graduate of the University of Sheffield.
The event was timely with Holocaust Memorial Day taking place on 27 January, Agnes started the proceedings by asking the audience to join her in a minute’s silence to remember victims of the Holocaust.
By The Right Hon Lady Justice Rafferty, DBE, Chancellor of the University.
In her lecture Dame Anne Rafferty discussed the origins of Restorative Justice, past attempts at implementation, and possibilities for the future.
Twenty years ago, Diane Blood won the legal right to conceive a child using the sperm of her deceased husband Stephen Blood. This was a landmark legal case which sparked a lot of debate at the time. Two decades on from Diane's legal victory, it is still a very topical issue
By Grayson Perry.
Turner prize winning artist Grayson Perry, delivered the first Orwell Lecture in the North in almost 20 years in the Octagon Centre - a fully subscribed event to an audience of a thousand.
The lecture signified a new partnership between the Orwell Foundation and the Sir Bernard Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield and was significant in the re-establishment of the prestigious event in the North of England.
The 12th Roberts Lecture. Power Lies with the Powerful - Or has Social Media Allowed Social Movements to Defy Gravity?
By The Rt Hon the Lord Blunkett, Alumnus and Honorary Graduate of the University of Sheffield.
The 12th Roberts Lecture.
In his lecture, Lord Blunkett examined sources of power in the 21st-century, and explored whether anything has substantially changed over the last half-century.
Categorised under: Local speakers/personalities, Law, Honorary Graduate speakers, Society , Politics, History, Recorded Lectures, Roberts Lectures, Current Affairs, Business, Social Science, Social Media and Economics
By Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of The Sutton Trust; Trustee of The Education Endowment Foundation, and Honorary Graduate of the University.
The President and Vice-Chancellor's Annual Guest Lecture. Uses and Abuses of Economics in the Debate on Universities
By Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times.
By Profesor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016.
The Annual Krebs Lecture in association with the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering. Sir Fraser delivered the Krebs Lecture to a full lecture theatre in The Diamond. The talk provided an entertaining and informative mix of the chemistry he has pioneered and the people and researchers who have helped him throughout the years.
By Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and First Minister of Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon addressed an audience of over 1000 people and reiterated her determination to defend the interest of the people of Scotland in all of the forthcoming discussions relating to Brexit.
By Edmund de Waal, Honorary Graduate of the University of Sheffield.
Part of the Festival of Arts and Humanities
Delicate porcelain vessels stand on a shelf, obscured by frosted glass. These vessels tell a story. A story of homecoming.