Sheffield University offers rare chance to find out what goes on behind closed doors

The University of Sheffield held a Researchers' Night on Friday (26 September 2014). Our picture shows, from left, Timnit Memgesha, Sam Fernando and Tarlan Suley with three of their robots.
The University of Sheffield held a Researchers' Night on Friday (26 September 2014). Our picture shows, from left, Timnit Memgesha, Sam Fernando and Tarlan Suley with three of their robots.
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A chance to find out what really goes on at Sheffield University attracted hundreds of curious visitors to a rare Researchers’ Night.

All sorts of academics were there to answer questions and show off some of their latest projects, with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities joining forces with the Science and Engineering Faculty to host the event.

For the first time the event was held all under one roof in Firth Court, with the evening designed to show the wide range of work going on across the campus.

The Alfred Denny Museum was also open for presentations of various topics including teeth, psychology, robots, cells and aliens.

Students too played a part, with short stories about research entitled Tales from the Ivory Tower.

Other highlights included a Roma musician working on a musical heritage project and a talk about Sheffield dialect.