The University opens its doors to everyone as part of a worldwide event.
Here’s a taster of what went on in our Faculty of Arts and Humanities on Researchers Night 2012:
We have over 70 events taking place on Researchers’ Night:
- Have your heart and lungs tested in our physiology labs
- Find out what your shoes say about you
- Browse the past with our digital cultural heritage collection
- Meet the skeletons in the zoological museum
- Explore our archaeological collection of fossil casts
- Go inside the world of zebrafish
- Enjoy an evening of improvised entertainment inspired by uncertainty
Sheffield’s top researchers talk about their work, everything from child psychology to medical breakthroughs and the strange world of black holes. There will be talks, demonstrations, and hands on activities for visitors of all ages. Everyone is welcome and the event is completely FREE.
Researchers’ Night gives you the chance to meet the personalities behind the research. And it gives them a chance to show you how much they care about what they do.
There will be street theatre linking all the venues on the night.
On Thursday 27 September (5.30pm-6.30pm) Professor Tim Birkhead is giving a special talk for Festival of the Mind on The Myth of Monogamy: What Darwin Thought About Sex. This isn’t suitable for young children.
Tim has dedicated his life to the study of animal behaviour, especially birds. He is an eminent scientist, an award-winning teacher and a successful writer. His latest book is Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird (Bloomsbury, 2012).