Festival of the Mind
Women’s Movement 100: Angels of the North

Women’s Movement 100: Angels of the North

September 20, 2020

The people behind Women's Movement 100: Angels of the North talk about their involvement in this ambitious community dance and film project.

The Women's Movement 100 dance was inspired by Professor Julie Gottlieb's research on the women’s suffrage movement and informed by Professor Claudia Mazza's biomechanics research.

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

Salmon of Steel: Steel City River Walk

Salmon of Steel: Steel City River Walk

September 20, 2020

Local historians, environmentalists and ecologists take you on a journey along the River Don to tell the story of the river and how it has shaped Sheffield.

An accompanying illustrated map, the 'Salmon of Steel Trail', is available to download from: festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020/protopia/salmon-of-steel

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

Age of Love

Age of Love

September 19, 2020

Christopher Green presents an uplifting, sensitive audio play about an older Sheffield couple encountering sexual difficulty. The play is based on Dr Sharron Hinchliff's research on sexual wellbeing in later life.

This podcast contains mature themes and sexual references.

Part of Festival of the Mind 2020.

Wild-Edges

Wild-Edges

September 19, 2020

The team behind the Wild Edges project talk about the landscape of Gardom's Edge in the Peak District's Eastern Moors, exploring ideas of archaeology, wilderness and wilding.

Wild Edges is an exhibition, produced by artist Rachael Kidd in collaboration with archaeologist Bob Johnston, that considers the intersection between landscape art and landscape archaeology.

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

Creating Hope

Creating Hope

September 18, 2020

Choir leader Andy Booth and mechanical engineer Matt Carré talk about their work on the Creating Hope choir concert and explore the concept of hope with colleagues from the Faculty of Engineering.

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

The Land That Made Us

The Land That Made Us

September 18, 2020

Christine Gregory shares stories from The Land That Made Us - a book based on the personal accounts of farmers of the South West Peak District. The accounts were collected by Christine as part of an oral history project exploring farming lives in the region.

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

I Walk the Line

I Walk the Line

September 18, 2020

Health researcher Dr Chris Blackmore and Nick Bax, Creative Director of Human Design studio, talk about using virtual reality as a storytelling and therapeutic tool for improving mental health and wellbeing.

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

The Broken Crab

The Broken Crab

September 17, 2020

Joe Skelton and producer Hannah Goraya present The Broken Crab - an audio drama set in the near future where an athlete enhanced using tissue engineering struggles to own her body again. This work was inspired by Dr Sam Pashneh-Tala’s research in tissue engineering and explores the ethical issues associated with redesigning the human body.

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

Attributions

Original music by Eoin Loveless
"Door opening and closing" by All Sounds CC BY 4.0 
"Glass shattering" by All Sounds CC BY 4.0 
"Spray can" by All Sounds CC BY 4.0 
"Door buzzer" by All Sounds CC BY 4.0 

Hidden Histories: Stories from Sheffield General Cemetery

Hidden Histories: Stories from Sheffield General Cemetery

September 17, 2020

Laura Alston takes you on a tour of Sheffield General Cemetery, exploring the site's landscape, architecture, history and connections to places around the globe.

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

Brain Orchard

Brain Orchard

September 17, 2020

Artist Kate Sully and researchers from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience talk about their collaboration on an exhibition about how brain connections work in a state of disease.

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

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