Animal Academy inspires hundreds of schoolchildren

Hundreds of schoolchildren packed into the University of Sheffield’s Octagon auditorium to find out how humans and animals learn. Animal and Plant Sciences hosts an annual Christmastime Lecture. This year’s event, Animal Academy, was hosted by Dr Nicola Hemmings, who entertained and educated 1,000 pupils from Sheffield schools. She explained: “The lecture was about learning in animals and humans.  Highlights were a clever raven doing the […]

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Molecular biology graduate to share the secrets and science of brewing beer

A science graduate is coming back to campus to teach ale drinkers all about the science of beer and modern brewing processes. Claire Monk, who studied Molecular Biology in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, is taking part in ‘The Science Of Beer’, which takes place at the University Arms on Wednesday 19 November, 7pm. Guests will be able to find out about eighteenth century ‘beer-doctors’ from Dr James […]

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New network for researchers working to combat pain

Researchers who work on pain research are being invited to sign up to a new professional network. Sheffield Pain Network will hold its launch event at the Edge in Endcliffe Village on Thursday 4 December. The event and Network is aimed at staff with an interest in pain research from clinical and pre-clinical perspectives, or those who work in areas related to  pain treatment and management. It will […]

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Grantham Centre announces event to showcase food security research

Researchers at the University of Sheffield can now register for the first event being held by the new Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. The Centre, which aims aims to advance the science of sustainability and connect it with policy debates, will hold its Inaugural Annual Symposium on Food Security on Friday 17 October, 9.30am-6.30pm, at Halifax Hall. Register for the Inaugural Annual Symposium The event will be a […]

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Families come to explore labs for Researchers’ Night

Dozens of families came to explore laboratories and learn about research in the Faculty of Science for Researchers’ Night. The event, which was part of Festival Of The Mind, had scientist giving dozens of demonstrations and tours. The quad in Firth Court was turned into a giant computer game, there was a fire and ice sculpture out on the concourse and lecture theatres were packed […]

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City’s branch of ScienceGrrl announce free inaugural lecture

A group dedicated to diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has announced its first public lecture event. The Sheffield branch of national grassroots organisation ScienceGrrl will be celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with their inaugural lecture, ‘Science Is For Everyone!’ on Wednesday 8 October. The University of Sheffield’s Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon will be speaking at the event. As Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education, she has […]

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Delve into a world of discovery and extraordinary experiments

The world’s first robotic plant, glowing zebrafish embryos and a kinetic sculpture of ice and fire will be on show as the University of Sheffield offers a glimpse into its world leading research during Researchers’ Night (Friday 26 September 2014). The University will open its doors from 5pm-8pm, where more than 120 researchers and students will host night-time experiments, talks, tours and demonstrations covering topics […]

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University launches world’s first photographs taken with telescope made by 3D printing

The University of Sheffield has released the very first photos of space ever taken with a telescope that has been made using a 3D printer. The telescope in question costs just £100 to make and is constructed from parts readily available on the internet. The entrepreneurs responsible, Institute of Physics member, Mark Wrigley, and University of Sheffield Physics and Astronomy research associate, Andy Kirby, have […]

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Researchers plan conference to bridge the gap between science and policy

Early career researchers at the University of Sheffield have organised a conference around the role of science in policy. The Science In Policy conference on Friday 7 November is aimed at researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants and academics) in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and geography, as well as people working in other fields where science and policy meet, and others who may be interested. Is […]

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Bed bugs and cyber hugs: X-rated lecture series sees University experts tackle taboo topics

The secret life of sperm, harmful mating rituals and promiscuity in the animal kingdom will be explored during an X-rated lecture series by academics at the University of Sheffield. Four adults-only X Lectures will see world-leading experts share their expertise on the theme of sex and reproduction after the watershed as part of the University’s 11-day Festival of the Mind (18-28 September 2014). In the […]

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