Festival of the Mind
Breathing Space

Breathing Space

September 26, 2020

The team behind the Breathing Space exhibition talk about the consequences and health impacts of air pollution, and what we can do as individuals and as a society to improve the air quality in our cities.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Salmon of Steel: The Story of Sheffield’s Salmon

Salmon of Steel: The Story of Sheffield’s Salmon

September 25, 2020

Ecologists from the University of Sheffield join environmentalists from the Don Catchment Rivers Trust to tell the story of the River Don's Atlantic Salmon, and how pioneering research could help us track the recovery of this iconic species.

The 'Salmon of Steel' sculpture made by Jason Heppenstall is on display outside the Sheffield Railway Station on Sheaf Street.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Seduce

Seduce

September 24, 2020

Writer, teacher and broadcaster Desiree Reynolds reads excerpts from her novel Seduce and discusses diaspora, race and protest through writing.

Seduce, set on a mythical islands in the Caribbean, weaves a captivating tale of relationships and ghosts.

This episode is brought to you in association with Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

What Did You Say?

What Did You Say?

September 24, 2020

Emma Moore, Professor of Sociolinguistics, explores how we evaluate the way other people form words and sentences, and what happens when people use grammar that is considered to be non-standard.

This work is based on Professor Moore's research on the use and usefulness of non-standard grammar in the English language.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Sheffield Round Walk

Sheffield Round Walk

September 23, 2020

Jon Barton discusses his book Sheffield Round Walk which explores the stunning and varied landscapes of this beautiful walking route. Jon shares interesting details about Sheffield’s industrial past, the local geology, and the surprising wildlife that can be seen on the walk.

This episode is brought to you in association with Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

It’s OK to Be Naked

It’s OK to Be Naked

September 23, 2020

Olly Newton, Executive Director of educational charity The Edge Foundation talks to performer Tim Norwood, psychologist Dr Nicola Buckland and psychotherapist Claire Wood about nudity, body image and mental health.

Tim's one-man show It’s OK to be Naked will be streamed live on YouTube and the festival website at 8pm on Saturday 26 September.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Folkloric Customs in the Time of Covid-19

Folkloric Customs in the Time of Covid-19

September 22, 2020

Dr David Clarke and Andrew Robinson explore the new folkloric customs and traditions that have emerged nationally and in the Sheffield / Peak District area as an outcome of the Covid-19 lockdown.

This episode is brought to you in association with Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Sheffield Carescapes: Potential Futures for a Caring Society

Sheffield Carescapes: Potential Futures for a Caring Society

September 22, 2020

Writer Akeem Balogun presents two short stories How Many Years? performed by Kate Woods and Reuben Johnson, and Comprehensive and Assistive Robotic Enhancer performed by Rose Gray and Sile Sibanda.

These stories were written for the Sheffield Carescapes: Potential Futures for Caring Society project and were inspired by Dr Matthew Lariviere's work on the future of care technologies and practices.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Attributions

"Ambience - busy call-centre" by DNL Burnett CC by 3.0
"Writing" by Leoctiurs CC by 3.0
"Writing with scissors" by MoKoLoKo CC by 3.0

Poetry with Eleanor Brown

Poetry with Eleanor Brown

September 21, 2020

Eleanor Brown reads from White Ink Stains - a collection of poems exploring the lives of women. The volume includes pieces written in response to interviews for the Reading Sheffield oral history project.

Eleanor's debut collection Maiden Speech was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and included her much anthologised poem 'Bitcherel'.

This episode is brought to you in association with Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

Light, the Universe and Everything

Light, the Universe and Everything

September 21, 2020

Artist Paul Evans and physicist Andrew Parnell answer crowd-sourced questions about light, the universe, and what it's like working together on art-science project.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020 festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020

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