Events and Activities


April


Film IconThe Matrix - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 25 April, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.


Film IconPhilosophy at the Showroom: April film 'Nashville' (1975)

Thursday 27 April, 5pm, the Showroom cinema

Philosophy at the Showroom is a series of sessions probing the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema's most intriguing films.The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city. Following the showing of the film, there will then be a short talk from a philosopher, and then general discussion. Aprils film is Nashville (1975), introduced by Jimmy Lenman. This is not a film about country music. It is a film about America in 1975. The story of a few days in the lives of 24 loosely connected characters, it's an epic political satire, the blackest and funniest of black comedies, a story of broken people, some tragic, some monstrous, "a tender poem", as Roger Ebert described it, "to the wounded and the sad." It does also have a terrific soundtrack.

More information: book your tickets via the Showroom website.


May


Lightbulb IconFestival of Arts and Humanities

Tuesday 2 May - Monday 22 May

Join us this May for a celebration of people and cultures across the city.

World renowned writers, poets & historians. Film screenings, music, Medieval Cabaret, a Roman Feast and more. Special guests include Ben Okri, Helen Mort and Ben Aaronovitch and there's poetry from local authors Pete Green and Ben Dorey, the first screening of a film about Barnsley's Dearne Valley and a showing of the cult film Man with a Movie Camera with a new live score.

Including Ben Okri, Helen Mort, & Ben Aaronovitch.

More Information: Find the full programme, and other details about the events on the festival page. Most events are free and open to all.


Lightbulb IconRefugees Week

Tuesday 2 May - Friday 5 May

The Sheffield Students' Union and the International Students' Committee in collaboration with other societies are bringing you Refugees Week - a week of events aimed at raising awareness about the Refugee crisis as well as raising funds for City of Sanctuary's project to create a Welcome Centre for Refugees in Sheffield.

  • Tuesday, 2nd of May - Diamond, LT7, 6-7pm, Speaker Event: Jihyun Park, a North Korean refugee who has settled into the UK will give a talk on her journey as a refugee, how the UK system allowed her to obtain asylum, and how she thinks Brexit might affect this asylum process.
  • Friday, 5th of May - Gallery Room 4, 6-8pm, Film Screening: Come along and watch a screening of the award-winning documentary 'Salam Neighbor'. Immerse into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.

More Information: More events and details can be found on the Facebook event page.


Lecture IconGrantham Centre Seminar Series 2017 - Edible Insects, Brexit and Climate Change

Wednesday 3 May - Friday 19 May

Learn more about some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, and how they might be solved, with the Grantham Centre Seminar Series 2017.

Throughout May, PhD students at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures are hosting a series of free events with expert speakers from politics, business, academia and civic society.

Topics include environmental policy post-Brexit, sustainable water consumption and housing, the role of the public in fighting global warming and whether they are ready to eat edible insects.

  • Would you eat bugs? – discussion and free tasting session: Wednesday 3 May, 5:30pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 3, The Diamond
  • The water we consume - discussion and photo exhibition: Thursday 11 May, 5pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 2, The Diamond
  • Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat? - discussion: Friday 12 May, 5.30pm-7pm, Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond
  • Sustainable Housing Investment and Future Technologies - discussion with networking and refreshments: Tuesday 16 May, 5.30pm-8pm, Lecture Theatre 2, The Diamond
  • Professor Tekalign Mamo: Insights into Ethiopia's agricultural renaissance: Wednesday 17 May, 3pm-4.30pm, Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond
  • Global warming debates: Do my views really matter? Discussion: Friday 19 May 2017, 5pm-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre 7, The Diamond

More Information: For details on speakers, events and ticket links, visit the Grantham seminars website.


Lecture IconMind Matters: The Science of Magic

Thursday 4 May, 5:30-6:30pm, Lecture Theatre 7, Diamond

The Psychology Department is hosting a public talk as part of its 'Mind Matters' series. The next talk will feature guest speaker Dr Gustav Kuhn discussing how our brains are easily fooled by magic through gaps in our conscious experience and the complexities of human perception and cognition.

Dr Megan Freeth will also be presenting with Dr Kuhn to explain some of the neuroscience behind it and will use eye-tracking technology to illustrate what really guides our attention.

Expect demonstrations of magical illusions and live streamed eye-tracking! There will also be a small buffet following the talks.

More Information: Everyone is welcome to attend and you can view videos of previous talks on the Mind Matters website.


Social Event IconWorld Food Festival

Saturday 6 May, 1pm, Octagon

Are you ready? Taste the world, one bite at a time!

The International Students’ Committee is proud to present the World Food Festival, a two day celebration of culture through food! With over 12 participating national societies from all around the world. The event takes place over two days, giving you the chance to experience more food and culture than ever before!

There will be stalls serving foods, drinks and desserts from all around the world.

Also, in addition to the variety of food offered, the festival will include performances and entertainment, a fun weekend for all ages!

More Information: Tickets are available on the Students' Union website and you can join the Facebook event page to stay updated


Lightbulb IconThe University Quiz Night 2017

Monday 15 May, 5:30pm, Octagon

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

Back by popular demand, 2017 sees the return of the University Quiz Night! 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

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

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

More Information: Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so book early to avoid disappointment. The deadline for team entries is Friday 7 April. If you would like to register a team, please do so through the online store.


Film IconRogue One - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 30 May, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.


June


Film Icon3 Idiots - Diamond Film Series

Tuesday 27 June, 6pm, Diamond Lecture Theatre 1

On the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm we will be screening a film that looks at engineering and technology through a political, environmental, social, ethical or management lens. After the movie screening we will have a short discussion about both the film and how it portrays themes of engineering and technology.

More Information: There is no need to book and it's free to attend, but it's first come-first served. All staff and students of the University of Sheffield are welcome to attend. No entry after the film has started.