Sheffield Events

1 Nov

iHuman: This is what it means to be human …

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 16:00

Location:
Jessops West Exhibition Space, Upper Hanover Street Sheffield South Yorkshire S3 7RA

 We are living in an age marked by the rapid growth in knowledge about the human body and brain. These include the development of powerful new technologies with the potential to augment our bodies (and modify behaviour) and diagnostics for the early detection of disease, drugs to aid cognition, and devices to extend physical capabilities. And many more of us, so it seems, are endlessly plugged in to our smartphones, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat. Our lives are lived in the virtual. How are these developments changing how we understand what it means to be human?

Organised by Prof. Dan Goodley

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3 Nov

Improving supply chain efficiency under resource scarcity

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
09:00 - 10:30

Location:
Hitchcock Boardroom, Management School, Conduit Road, Sheffield S10 1FL

The Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) combines the University’s expertise in Supply Chain Management, Advanced Materials, Agritech & Energy to produce a unique, world-class research facility. This workshop will look into tools in economic and social dimensions, alongside science and engineering, to scope out the intersections for collaborations and interventions within this facility.

THIS EVENT IS SUITABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

You must register online in order to attend this event

Organised by Prof Lenny Koh

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3 Nov

Hospital Heights: designing videogames for hospitalised children.

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 15:00

Location:
Activity Room 3, Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP

Come and play games, read a graphic novel and help make a quilt of emotions.

This event aims to share the findings of a funded research project that has looked at the design of videogames for hospitalised children. In short the project has developed a network that has brought together academic researchers from different disciplines, videogames developers and hospital play specialists in a series of workshops, using multi-modal and arts-based approaches.

Organised by Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

3 Nov

Can You Take the Welfare Reform Challenge?

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 12:00

Location:
Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP

Find out how much you know about the changes to welfare benefits made by the government.

Organised by Prof. Ian Cole

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3 Nov

Promoting sustainable supply chain growth by research & innovation

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
11:00 - 12:30

Location:
Hitchcock Boardroom, Management School, Conduit Road, Sheffield S10 1FL

This interactive workshop will discuss the work of Professor Koh’s two leading Research Centres – The Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) and the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre; and how their research improves supply chain efficiency and competitiveness.

THIS EVENT IS FOR PROFESSIONALS INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES.

You must register online in order to attend this event.

Organised by Prof Lenny Koh

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3 Nov

Can You Take the Welfare Reform Challenge? (2)

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
14:00 - 16:00

Location:
Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP

Find out how much you know about the changes to welfare benefits made by the government.

Organised by Prof. Ian Cole

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3 Nov

After Industry in East Asia: social change, community and (un)told stories

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 20:30

Location:
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James' St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2EW

How communities in East Asia remember the rise and fall of industries, and what those memories mean.

Organised by Dr Marjorie Dryburgh

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

3 Nov

Investing in East Asia?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 20:00

Location:
Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 9, Bolsover St, Sheffield, S3 7NA

This event is aimed at informing the business community and regional administrations in Sheffield of the current investment opportunities and policies in China, Japan and South Korea. As East Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world economy, informing the investment opportunities and government regulations related to foreign direct investment in the region could potentially benefit the Sheffield business community by expanding their overseas investment and local/regional government that may be interested in economic growth in Sheffield.

Organised by Dr Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

4 Nov

Migration: separating fact from fiction

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT 

Organised by Prof. David Robinson

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Please note:
this event is invitation only.

4 Nov

Now Can You See Me?! Images of older women in Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:
various

A surprise art installation encouraging people to share their thoughts and experiences on the issue of ageism and sexism in the media.

Organised by Dr Lorna Warren

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

4 Nov

Business as (Un)usual: flood risk and SMEs

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
08:00 - 10:00

Location:
Holiday Inn (Sheffield), Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S4 7YE

Find out the real impact of flood risk on SMEs and learn how to be better prepared.

Organised by Dr Martina McGuinness

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

4 Nov

Put a Better Foot Forward (morning workshop)

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
09:00 - 12:00

Location:
The Former Woolworths Building, 17 The Moor, Sheffield,

 

An interactive workshop to promote more conscientious consumption of fashion, focusing on your footprint.

NB: There are two workshops being held, one at 09:00-12:00 and one at 14:00-17:00.  These have the same content so please only sign up to one.

Organised by Dr Christopher Jones

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4 Nov

The Museum of Me

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
13:00 - 15:00

Location:
Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA

 Fun activities for families; bring your special family objects along to take centre stage at The Museum of Me.

 

Organised by Dr Camilla Priede

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

4 Nov

Put a Better Foot Forward (afternoon workshop)

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
14:00 - 17:00

Location:
The Former Woolworths Building, 17 The Moor, Sheffield,

An interactive workshop to promote more conscientious consumption of fashion, energy and water.


NB:  There are two workshops being held, one at 09;00-12:00 and one at 14:00-17:00.  These will have the same content so please only sign up to one.

Organised by Dr Christopher Jones

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4 Nov

Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying: The Big Debate

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
16:30 - 19:00

Location:
The Crucible, 55 Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 1DA

This discussion explores related methods of prevention and support about bullying and prejudice experienced by LGBT young people.

 

Organised by Eleanor Formby

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4 Nov

Business as (Un)usual: flood risk and SMEs (2)

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
17:00 - 19:00

Location:
Holiday Inn (Sheffield), Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S4 7YE

Find out the real impact of flood risk on SMEs and learn how to be better prepared.

Organised by Dr Martina McGuinness

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

4 Nov

A Journey Through [Work] Space

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
17:30 - 19:30

Location:
Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

A demonstration of how workspace can shape behaviour and reflect organisational culture.

Organised by Dr. Louise Suckley

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4 Nov

Events Management in Ecclesiastical Spaces

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 20:30

Location:
St Marie’s Cathedral, Cathedral House, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JB

Join us for a public debate involving academics, clergy and events management professionals working with cathedrals and churches.

Organised by Silviu Cobeanu

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5 Nov

What is the Value of Architecture?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

The guide to the value of architecture has been developed by Sheffield School of Architecture in collaboration with school children.

‘What is the Value of Architecture?’ will showcase the outcomes from an AHRC research project ‘The Cultural Value of Architecture’ led by Prof Flora Samuel of Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA). This project has shown that there is little understanding of the contribution architecture has to make to wellbeing, that a simple definition of the skills of architecture are needed to enable non-architects to engage in discussions about their built environment. One of the outputs of the project is a document that sets out types of architects and their skill sets. This will be used as the basis for a framework of value and also as the basis for the ‘Eye Spy Guide’ to be tested here.

www.culturalvalueofarchitecture.org THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Carolyn Butterworth

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Generation Rent? Reality or Rhetoric?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

Come and explore your future in Britain's housing maze.


THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Lee Crookes

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

Sheffield students gain an insight into enterprise and entrepreneurship.

 

THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Dr Peter Rodgers

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Should we Pay our Taxes?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

An interactive session to examine the role of taxation in UK society.

THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Dr Peter Rodgers

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Future Fit: Health Technologies for Better Lives

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

Find out how healthcare technologies can help people to live well for longer.

THIS IS A SCHOOL-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Surinder Bangar

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Aid Worker for a Day

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

This practical workshop will provide a taster event for students, providing an understanding of international health aid work.

THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT

Organised by Simon Rushton and Mo Ali

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Rethinking Enterprise Culture

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

Exploring entrepreneurship through social science research.

THIS IS A SCHOOLS-ONLY EVENT 

Organised by Dr Robert Wapshott

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Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

And Our Survey Says….

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
09:00 - 17:00

Location:

Learning to understand big survey data via a real-time polling experience.

Organised by Anna Piekut

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Safer Communities through Emergency Service Research

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
09:30 - 15:30

Location:
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Command Headquarters, 197 Eyre St, Sheffield, S1 3FG

Research partnerships between the emergency services and academia to change the face of how services operate in the future.

Organised by Dr. Stephen Dobson

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5 Nov

Activism, Ambition, Action…and Austerity? Disabled Young People Speak Out

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Schools or colleges

Time:
10:00 - 16:00

Location:
St Mary's, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ

An event to explore the increasingly precarious environment for young disabled people in Britain today.

The event is to instigate critical dialogues concerning disability, youth, ambition, action and activism in the context of an increasingly precarious environment for disabled people politically, culturally, legally, and economically in Britain. These dialogues are vital to all of us as social scientists, but are particularly pertinent to young disabled people who have become the subjects/object of severe austerity measures set out by the Coalition Government. Thus far, these have targeted their Access to Work, their right to live independently/interdependently and contribute to their own communities, and most recently, their access to higher education through proposed cuts to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

Organised by Dr Kirsty Liddiard

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

Interpreting Heritage and the Visitor Experience

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
10:00 - 14:00

Location:
Kelham Island Museum

How visitors find meaning in heritage sites and how to design effective site interpretation utilising new technologies. 

Organised by Dr. Nicola Palmer, Dr. Richard Tresidder, and Oliver Young

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

5 Nov

The transfer of public leisure facilities to volunteer delivery

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
12:00 - 17:00

Location:
Millenium Gallery, Arundel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2PP

The event will share research findings on transfer of delivery of local leisure services from local government to volunteers.

This event describes research into the process of transfer of public leisure facilities; including sports centres, libraries and museums; towards delivery by volunteers. This
transfer is happening rapidly - mainly in response to funding cuts. Transfer to volunteers can have significant benefits, including; facilities remaining open, becoming more
responsive to local needs, more innovative management, reduced costs and increased eligibility to new grant sources.

Organised by Geoff Nichols & Deborah Forbes

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5 Nov

Exploring Virtual Reality Prosthetics

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
13:00 - 16:30

Location:
Conference Room, Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

A drop-in exhibition about using virtual reality (VR) to help people select and get used to prosthetic limbs.

Organised by Dr. Catherine Duckett

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

6 Nov

Improving outcomes for better care

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
10:00 - 15:00

Location:
The Source, 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA

Bringing health and social care commissioners together with providers from the public, voluntary and community sectors in South Yorkshire to share good practice

Organised by Sarah Pearson

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6 Nov

The advantage of corporate philanthropy to Sheffield’s arts sector

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
People with a specific interest

Time:
11:30 - 14:30

Location:
Inox Dine, Level 5, Student's Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG

How to encourage business philanthropic donations to Sheffield’s artistic community.

Organised by Dr Marta Herrero

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

6 Nov

Techno Therapies

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
13:00 - 17:00

Location:
Pemberton Lecture Theatres, ScHARR, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP

Showcasing innovative technologies developed to support people to maintain or improve mental health.

Organised by Katherine Easton

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6 Nov

What Responsibility does the UK have to the rest of the world?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 21:00

Location:
Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2HH

Sheffield is invited to take part in with international politics by posing questions to a panel of politicians and experts.

Join the Sheffield Institute for International Development and the Department of Journalism as they host a panel of experts to debate questions such as:
Should the UK intervene in crises in Syria or Ukraine?
Does the ebola outbreak threaten our national secuirty and international development priorities?
Should overseas aid change in the face of domestic needs and emergencies?
 

Organised by Dr Kathryn Green

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7 Nov

Picturing the Social: analysing social media images

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
00:00 - 00:00

Location:

The world’s first cross-platform academic research project into social media images, exploring the impact images of this kind have on society.

Organised by Dr Farida Vis

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

7 Nov

Charity Accounting and Regulation – where next?

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website Invitation only

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
10:30 - 16:30

Location:
Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Seminar for professionals in the charity sector to engage with research on issues of charity accounting and regulation.

Organised by Prof. Gareth Morgan

Book your place - visit the website

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

7 Nov

Tackling Food Justice in South Yorkshire

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
12:00 - 17:00

Location:
St Mary's Church and Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield

12-5pm, Friday 7th Nov 2014  A partnership conference bringing together practitioners, businesses, policy-makers, community organisations and advocates to identify what we already know about food justice, and what we need to learn in order to tackle it at the local/regional level. By the end of the conference, participants will have agreed the most important questions on this issue and identified actions to take forward together. 

This conference has been organised by the South Yorkshire Local Authority University Network (SYLAUN).  Confirmed speakers include: Pam Warhurst and Joanna Dobson, IncredibleEdible 

Follow the event on twitter: #DecentHelpings or #DH2014

Organised by Dr Megan Blake

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7 Nov

Activating Green Spaces: getting the place-keeping message out there!

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Invitation only

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
13:00 - 16:00

Location:
The Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BX

Ideas on how to use and manage communication tools to attract green space users and enhance involvement

This event provides a hands-on opportunity to explore how Friends groups can share knowledge and information about place-keeping – that is, the long-term management practices that mean green and open spaces can be enjoyed by all users now and in the future – to help raise the profile of their green and open spaces among residents in Sheffield. This event will enable us to share our recent research project findings to explore different communication tools for participants to make/ maintain contact with green space ‘non-users’ who might respond well to non-traditional forms of contact and ways of interacting with/ using their green spaces.

Organised by Dr Nicola Dempsey

Please note:
this event is invitation only.

8 Nov

100 Years of Literacy

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 17:00

Location:
Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP

Bring your family to play games and quizzes, handle objects and learn about reading and writing over the past 100 years.

Organised by Dr Sabine Little

Please note:
this event is open to all. Booking is not required.

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About

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 - both now and in the future.

You may be surprised at just how relevant the Festival's events are to society today. Social science research makes a difference. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all everyday - at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, and even at the national level.

This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK - via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more.

The ESRC, the University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University are working together in partnership to co-ordinate the events taking place in and around Sheffield. All events are free to attend, although some are aimed at specific audiences and some require registration.

Contact

University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University

festivalofsocialscience@sheffield.ac.uk