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

This year’s festival saw 50,000 visitors attend 75+ events across 16 venues.

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.

  • 2016 Festival of the Mind
    Looking back at Festival of the Mind 2016: read our report
  • From left to right: Yi Wei (photo taker), Ana-Maria Vasilache, Ian Bennet, Rong Zou (blog writer)
    From China to the Speigeltent: read our student volunteer's Festival of the Mind experiences
  • 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