We belong to you.
The University of Sheffield belongs to you. It exists today because the people of Sheffield made it happen.
In 1904, all the working people of the city, your great-grandparents and their parents, donated a penny to the cause and raised £50,000 – about £17million in today’s money. They wanted to establish a university which would benefit their economy, health and children.
What we continue to do is based on our values and rooted in our founding principles. Our practical approach inspires collaboration across subject areas and with individuals, businesses and organisations beyond the University to solve the more pressing problems we face, both close to home and around the world.
Professor Rebecca Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor – International, leads this closing event of The Festival of the Mind that marks the launch of The Civic University.