From 15-25 September 2016 we teamed up with Sheffield’s creative and digital community for a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration.

To our partners and to the thousands of people who came along to the events, performances and exhibitions, thank you. You once again made the Festival of the Mind a big success.


The Yorkshire Health Study The Yorkshire Health Study Monday 19 September
Structural Colour: Iridescence Exploring Structural Colour Saturday 24 September
  • Sheffield city centre
    Watch again: Sheffield DNA - what traits does being born and bred in the city give you?
  • Projection on Town Hall
    Video: watch a compilation of Festival of the Mind projections on iconic buildings across the city
  • The Spiegeltent
    An introduction to Festival of the Mind from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West and Festival Director Professor Vanessa Toulmin