Marathon university lecture event to remember Tim

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Top Sheffield University academics are to stage a 24-hour charity lecture marathon later this week in tribute to a remarkable scientist who dedicated his life to inspiring others.

The event, which is open to all, will be hosted by Inspiration for Life, a charity launched by physicist Dr Tim Richardson, who died in February last year after a brave battle with terminal cancer.

It supports the work of Western Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Rotherham Hospice and Impact Young Heroes.

The event will begin at 5pm on Thursday and finish at 5pm the following day.

The extensive programme covers a phenomenal range of subjects from the love life of insects and surviving Warsaw to miscarriages of justice and the risky business of life.

Free coffee will keep people awake.