Sheffield Events

7 Nov

Holiday Snaps - Turning the Lens on Tourists

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
09:00 - 23:45

Location:
www.zanzibariwomen.org. The website will be live from 7 November.

Around 40% of holiday trips taken by UK residents take place in developing countries, but very little is generally known about how locals feel about being visited, and photographed. This project aims to turn the lens around. Due to its Islamic tradition and culture, Zanzibari women are often excluded from the tourism industry. This virtual exhibition draws on photographic diaries created by female craft producers from Zanzibar (Tanzania) on how tourism and tourists impact on their lives.  www.zanzibariwomen.org

 

 

 

Organised by Dr Dorothea Meyer

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

7 Nov

Dangerous Conversations: Young People & Risk

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
People with a specific interest

Time:
10:00 - 16:00

Location:
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Cantor Building, Room 9130, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU

The event is designed as a forum for youth workers, students, young people, academics and any other interested individuals to come together to discuss the issues that young people and professionals face when having 'dangerous conversations'. These conversations could be about teenager's involvement, or potential involvement, in risk taking behaviours - for example, in taking illicit substances or in criminal activity.  The widespread public sector cuts youth workers and other allied professionals face mean there are fewer and fewer opportunities to debate these important issues. 

 

Organised by Jean Harris-Evans

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7 Nov

Playing with Languages

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
12:00 - 16:00

Location:
Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield

Inviting multi-lingual families and teachers to engage with research on technology to support language learning through an open exhibition, discussion and  game making activities for children.

Have fun and learn a few words of another language in the process!

No booking required. 

Organised by Dr Sabine Little

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

7 Nov

Park Hill Reimagined

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
12:00 - 15:00

Location:
The Scottish Queen, South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield

'Imagine' is a research project funded through the AHRC/ESRC Connected Communities programme which is exploring ways in which communities are changing. As part of this project, Museums Sheffield, The University of Sheffield and residents of Park Hill flats have been working collaboratively to explore the past, present and imagined future communities in Park Hill. 'Park Hill Reimagined' is an exhibition that presents our emerging findings including photographs, quotations, paintings and new film footage.

PLEASE NOTE THE OPENING TIMES WHICH ARE DIFFERENT EACH DAY:

12-8pm Saturday 7th November

12-4pm Sunday 8th November

10-3pm Monday 9th November

 

Organised by Professor Kate Pahl

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

7 Nov

Storying School Toilets

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
14:00 - 16:00

Location:
Coffee Revolution, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG

This event launches a comic series produced in collaboration with children of their school toilet stories, and will showcase a series of shadow puppet animations created by the artists, Nicky Ward of the Bower Wirks.  There will be opportunities for children, families and members of the public to create their own comic tales. The event builds on an AHRC funded project 'Around the Toilet’, exploring what it means for people to have access to a safe and comfortable public toilet.

 

 

Organised by Dr Jenny Slater (Sheffield Hallam University) and Dr Lisa Proctor (University of Sheffield)

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

8 Nov

How UK Are You (Session 1)?

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
14:00 - 15:30

Location:
St Mark's Broomhill, 4 St Marks Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG

Living legally in the UK has many advantages. However few of us have had to justify our right to reside in the UK. Have you ever wondered what it is like to have to apply to stay here? Find out what it's like to apply for British citizenship by taking the test and earning your passport.

Please note - this event will be held twice (8 and 9 November).

 

 

Organised by Dr Chris Roast

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9 Nov

Exploring Our Chemical Lives

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 17:00

Location:
Coffee Revolution, The University of Sheffield Student Union, Western Bank, Sheffield

What do chemicals mean to you in your every day life? Come join our interactive exhibit and tell your 'chemical story'.  This interactive, online exhibition will map the ways that young people understand and engage with drugs to navigate different social realities through stories and artwork. There will also be a 'story pod' located within The University of Sheffield Student Union building, where adults can share their experiences.  OPEN MONDAY 9th NOV - FRIDAY 13th NOV 10am - 5pm every day. No booking required. 

Organised by Dr China Mills

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

9 Nov

Considering Intimate Lives: Ways Forward

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 16:00

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

Discussion event for self-advocates, their supporters and public around intimacy, sexuality and disability.  Decisions about with whom and how we are in intimate relations, are fragile for those living with developmental and intellectual/learning disabilities and/or autism. In practice, we know little of their experiences of intimate citizenship and our knowledge rarely includes these people themselves, as competent commentators on their own life conditions. We therefore invite people living with disabilities, their families, carers, practitioners and the public to contribute to the discussion.  Booking via: http://intimate-lives.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Dr Kirsty Liddiard

9 Nov

From Housing Crisis to Housing Justice

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 20:00

Location:
Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA.

Housing is one of the biggest drivers of social inequality in the UK (and the world) today. At this event, property practitioners, activists, policymakers, writers and researchers will discuss property and social justice in Britain.

Speakers to include Shadow Minister for Housing Emma Reynolds, Chief Executive of the South Yorkshire Housing Association Tony Stacey, members of Hackney Digs and the London Radical Housing Network, and writer Dawn Foster about their vision for moving from housing crisis to housing justice in the UK. Open to all. Booking via http://housing-crisis.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Organised by Dr Desiree Fields

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9 Nov

A Journey Around Exotic England

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 20:00

Location:
St George's Lecture Theatre, University of Sheffield, St George's Terrace, Sheffield,

 Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a columnist at The Independent, radio and television broadcaster (making regular appearances on The Wright Stuff) and critically acclaimed author.  She has been voted one of the top ten most powerful Asians in Britain and one of the most influential voices on the left.  In 2001 she was appointed an MBE for services to journalism, a medal she returned in 2003 as a protest against the illegal war in Iraq. In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious George Orwell prize for political journalism. In her latest book – Exotic England, Yasmin paints a fresh, invigorating perspective on what 'Englishness' really means.  The book explores the real story of England from the 16th century to now and argues that far from being ‘little islanders’ Englanders have always looked out, been expansive, curious, porous and open. The event is open to all.  Booking via http://journey-around-exotic-england.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Professor Matt Flinders

9 Nov

How UK Are You (Session 2)?

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
19:00 - 20:30

Location:
St Mark's Broomhill, 4 St Marks Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2SG

Living legally in the UK has many advantages. However few of us have had to justify our right to reside in the UK. Have you ever wondered what it is like to have to apply to stay here? Find out what it's like to apply for British citizenship by taking the test and earning your passport.

Please note - this event will be held twice (8 and 9 November).

 

 

Organised by Dr Chris Roast

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10 Nov

A Letter to my Autistic Self

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 13:00

Location:

Experience the life stories of those with autism with live contributions, written expressions and audio/visual images and participate in a live debate. The event will promote social connection in recognition of the importance of good social networks for mental health and well being.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. 

Organised by Jill Smith and Anja Rutten

10 Nov

What Can Data Visualisation Do?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
People with a specific interest

Time:
14:00 - 17:00

Location:
Creative Lounge, Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

Presentations and discussion with experts and practitioners considering what data visualisations – that is, the visual representation of data in charts and graphs – can contribute to society.

Speakers include Alan Smith (Former head of the Office for National Statistics' Data Visualisation Unit & now head of data visualisation at The Financial Times), Thomas Clever (from award-winning Dutch visualisation agency Clever Franke), Valentina D’Efilippo (award-winning data visualisation and information designer), William Allen (The Migration Observatory, University of Oxford) and Giulio Frigieri (The Observer).

 Public and third sector organisations, designers, campaigners, analysts, visualisers, and people with a curiosity about open data and the visual representation of data, are all welcome.

 Open to all. Booking via http://data-visualisations.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Professor Helen Kennedy

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10 Nov

Foundational 21st Century Literacies

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
17:00 - 19:00

Location:
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Cantor Building, Room 9002, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU

This twilight session will explore how literacy provision in schools can build on children’s experience of using digital environments and support all children to use digital media with confidence, creativity, discernment and criticality. Designed for primary teachers and others working to support schools' literacy development.

 

Organised by Professor Cathy Burnett and Professor Guy Merchant

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10 Nov

The Everyday Maths Project: Families Doing Mathematics

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
17:00 - 19:00

Location:
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Owen Building, Room 944, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Many parents experience difficulties in supporting their children's mathematics learning.  The Everyday Maths Project developed a parent-centred approach to children's maths learning. This workshop for parents and teachers explores mathematics in everyday life through three short films.

 

Organised by Dr Tim Jay

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10 Nov

Generation Right: film about Thatcherism

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
19:30 - 21:00

Location:
Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG.

Showing of the critically acclaimed documentary film 'Generation Right' and Q&A session with Professor Stephen Farrall.

Nearly a quarter century after it ended, the UK remains profoundly changed by Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Michelle Coomber's archive rich film is a timely reminder of how Thatcher decisively set about implementing a profound sea change in the United Kingdom in order to create “a climate of opportunity and enterprise”.

The vast number of changes her government introduced led to a period of prolonged bitterness, record unemployment and crime for much of the country. Her legacy lives on in the politics of today; indeed Thatcher noted with considerable pride that her greatest legacy was the creation of New Labour. Open to all. Booking via http://generation-right.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Professor Stephen Farrall

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11 Nov

Information Challenges for the Smarter City

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
Professionals as part of their work

Time:
10:00 - 15:30

Location:
15003 Aspect Court, Pond Hill, Sheffield

Improvements in technology can help researchers, planners, businesses and councils monitor the way we interact with our cities, as outlined in the 'Smart Sheffield' report. This is a workshop for practitioners, local business and academics to discuss the role of information in 'smart' cities.

 

Organised by Dr Stephen Dobson and Dr Arun Sukumar

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11 Nov

Showcasing Sheffield's Social Science Research

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 14:00

Location:
Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH

Learn more about Sheffield Hallam University's social science research and how it helps businesses, society and you. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the researchers, offer their own interpretations and foster connections between our academics and the community. 

 

Organised by Dr Alisha Ali

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

11 Nov

Imagining Sheffield: Family Walks in the City

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
11:00 - 15:00

Location:
Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield

Join us on a walk around the city, sharing stories with children and families about favourite places in Sheffield.

The walks will start at 11.00am, 12.30am and 2.00pm.The meeting place for the walks is on the steps of the Winter Garden on the Surrey Street side, facing Tudor Square. The walks will last approximately one hour. They are suitable for children and people of all ages.

Booking essential via:

11am http://family-walk-11.eventbrite.co.uk

12.30pm  http://family-walk-1230.eventbrite.co.uk

2pm http://family-walks-2.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Dr Lisa Procter

11 Nov

Journalism in Danger

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Via website

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 19:30

Location:
Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield

Chair: William Horsley, International Director, Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) and former BBC foreign correspondent; PanelEllen Manning, Former Chief Reporter for the Press Association who covered UK troops in Afghanistan; Emma Beals, Freelance journalist specialised in on-the-ground reporting of the war in Syria; Simon Marr, Director of Safety, Security and Resilience, BBC; Elisabeth Witchel, Impunity Campaign, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ); Gillian Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited; Jackie Harrison, Chair for the Centre for the Freedom of the Media (CFOM) and Professor of Public Communication in the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield. Open to all. Booking via: Sheffield Theatres Box Office or http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/journalism-in-danger-15/?tab=1#unit-production-dates

 

Organised by Prof. J. Harrison & Prof. M. Kinsey

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11 Nov

How is Loneliness Affecting People and Society?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 19:30

Location:
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield

This panel discussion will consider the implications of loneliness and its damaging impact today. Loneliness can have a profound impact on lives, including challenges to mental and physical health and debilitating feelings of loss. This panel discussion, including academic experts and mental health practitioners, will be used to offer reflections on whether loneliness has increased and what we might do to address this problem as a society.Open to all. Booking via: http://loneliness-people-society.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Professor Rowland Atkinson

12 Nov

Power to the North?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 20:00

Location:
Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield

 The UK is facing the prospect of radical constitutional change and the North is at the centre of this transformation. But what should devolution in Northern England look like – and why?  The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), together with the Urban Institute, has brought together high-profile public figures from across the North to debate this increasingly urgent question. The panel will include: David Davis MP (Conservative); Lisa Nandy MP (Labour); Julia Unwin (Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation); Ben Lucas, (RSA City Growth Commission) and will be chaired by Helen Pidd, North of England editor of the Guardian. Open to all. Booking via: power-to-the-north.eventbrite.co.uk/

Organised by Dr Craig Berry

12 Nov

Dismantling the Tower

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 20:00

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

Public lecture by Professor Joanne Larson, University of Rochester. With the advent of Internet communication technologies in digital spaces such as Wikipedia, YouTube, and other networked communities, knowledge production is no longer limited to academics.  What academics know is important and necessary, but not sufficient to make the kinds of changes we need to build justice and equity in the world.  Using data from long-term participatory ethnographies within urban communities and schools, this talk argues that we need to understand how knowledge is produced as we work together to collaboratively define problems, design research, and produce new understandings. Booking via: https://dismantling-tower.eventbrite.co.uk

Organised by Professor Kate Pahl

12 Nov

Secret Life of Objects in the Workplace

Sheffield Hallam University

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:00 - 20:30

Location:
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Owen Building, Room 221, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

What objects do you surround yourself with at work - mugs, photos, desk objects, postcards and noticeboards? This session explores issues about identity, workspace and belonging using everyday objects from the workplace.

 

Organised by Dr Carol Taylor and Dr Anne Kellock

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

12 Nov

Building Trust & Sharing Health Information Online

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
18:30 - 20:30

Location:
Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield

The event will discuss how people with life-threatening illnesses share information online and how people trust others. Trust is very important among people with serious illnesses who share personal details online, how do people know who to trust and who not?Open to all. Booking via:http://building-trust-and-sharing-info-online.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Organised by Professor Peter Bath

14 Nov

Apps for play and creativity

The University of Sheffield

Booking:
Not required

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
10:00 - 16:00

Location:
Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield

 

eSports event for all ages, offering the chance to play and learn about young children's learning from apps.

Booking: No booking is required. 

Organised by Dr Dylan Yamanda-Rice

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

14 Nov

#RefugeesWelcome?

The University of Sheffield

Booking:

Suitable for:
General audience

Time:
19:30 - 21:00

Location:
St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield

 Migration has become one of the most complex and emotive issues of our time. The Prospects for International Migration Governance research project celebrates The Department of Politics 50th anniversary with a dramatic script-in-hand reading created in partnership with Sheffield-based national touring company Eclipse Theatre. This brand new darkly comedic script by leading playwright Leah Chillery, (BBC R4 Afternoon Drama; BBC3 TV Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) shines a light on the lesser-known world of the migration policy makers, the lenses through which they see the world of migration, their power and the consequences for people on the move. Open to all. Booking via: http://refugees-welcome.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Organised by Professor Andrew Geddes

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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

For any further information please email: engage@sheffield.ac.uk