The 2018 24 Hour Inspire will take place on 19-20 April 2018, in the Hicks Building at the University of Sheffield. All funds raised will be donated to Rotherham Hospice and Impact Living and you can donate here.
Get your wristband on the door. Minimum donation of £10 (£7 concessions) will give you access to the full 24 hours of talks, and/or 24 hour boardgaming, plus a complementary hot drink and bun from the tuck shop! If you really can only stay for one talk, your minimum donation will be £3. But when there’s so much going on, why not stay a bit longer, and check out the next lecture, listen to some live music in the foyer, or join in the boardgaming?
From early afternoon on the 19th our fabulous pop-up Radio Inspire will be broadcasting a mix of music, interviews, quizzes, and spoken word programmes. So if you really can’t be there for the whole 24 hours, you can listen in from wherever you are. We’ll provide the link so you can log in.
The event is dedicated to Tim Richardson, who founded Inspiration for Life, and to Victoria Henshaw, a colleague from Urban Studies who died in 2014.
This year we are also dedicating the 24 Hour Inspire to Sheffield alumna Dr Maryam Raftari, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, with our love and support.
See Maryam’s Story for more information.
Here’s your first look at our full programme! More details of each talk will follow.
|THURSDAY||19 April 2018|
|17:00||Professor Peter Bath||Space for Sharing|
|18.00||Professor Tim Birkhead||Sperm and Eggs for Breakfast|
|18:30||Dr Chris Stride||Shirt Tales: why grown adults wear replica football kits|
|19:00||Dr Matthew Malek||Towards a Theory of Everything: Grand Unification|
|19:30||Professor Jennifer Saul||Dogwhistles, Figleaves, and the Rise of Donald Trump|
|20:00||Dr Judy Clegg||Children’s communication and their life chances|
|20:30||Professor Alistair Warren||Critical Periods in Brain Development|
|21:00||Kimberley Weir||I Shall Return: Remembering the Second World War in the Philippines|
|21:30||Dr Sabine Little||Memories of Reading|
|22:00||Dr Joanna Buckley||Anything from the Trolley?|
|22.30||Dr Nate Adams||Why I Hate Whiskey|
|23:00||Dr Cormac Behan||Criminal Justice or Social Justice: What do the public want?|
|23:30||Dr Esther Hobson||Nothing About Me, Without Me|
|FRIDAY||20 April 2018|
|0:00||Jost Migenda||Particles for Peace – Where Politics and Physics Meet|
|0:30||Jim Weston||Helter Skelter to Helical Spirals: How The Beatles changed medical diagnosis|
|1:00||Dr Jonathan Aitken||Who’s Afraid of the Robot? Moving robotics outside the lab|
|1:30||Dr Aneurin Kennerley||I’m now a Yorkshire HypI|
|2:00||Catherine Annabel||Beyond the Bechdel Test: Seeing ourselves on screen|
|3:00||Mary Going||The Blood is the Life: An exploration of Dracula’s Jewish shadow|
|3:30||Emily Marlow||Religion and the Gothic in Videogames|
|4:00||Ash Darrow||The Hidden Gothic History of Gaming: Exploring the ludology of the Gothic|
|4:30||Professor Dave Petley||Shake, Rattle and Roll: Landslides caused by earthquakes|
|5:00||Dr Richard Parker||Is the Sun a Thief? Evidence for an exoplanet in the solar system|
|5:30||Dr David Hayes||Punishment After the State: Anarchy, utopia, and criminal justice today|
|6:00||Dr Ben Jones||The Science behind Aviation Security|
|6:30||Dr Jenny Freeman||Your Eye Sees some Numbers, Your Brain Sees a Tiger!|
|7:00||Dr Seán Williams||Wigs and Women’s Stories of Cancer on Screen|
|7:30||Professor Wyn Morgan||Food for life: a life in food|
|8:00||Professor Richard Jones||The Second Coming of Industrial Strategy|
|8:30||Dr Sarah Brooks||Is there a Place for Business People in Academia?|
|9:00||Valerie Derbyshire||Words and Pictures: Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) and the artists of her day|
|9:30||Post-16 Outreach Team||Reaching out with Outreach|
|10:00||Dr Komarine Romdenh Romluc||Habit|
|10.30||Professor Simon Goodwin||How Weird is the Earth?|
|11:00||Dr Nate Adams & Dr Marieke Navin||The Travelling Rainbow Show (Primary Schools talk)|
|12:00||Dr Marek Szablewski||The Life of a Refugee: My mother’s life in 10 objects|
|12.30||Professor Lee Thompson||Cosmic rays, Pyramids and Volcanoes|
|13:00||Penny Andrews||Masculinity and the Labour Party, 1994-2017|
|13.30||Dr Ed Daw||Jazz in the Hidden Sector|
|14:00||Dr Sharron Hinchliff||Making the Invisible Visible: What do we learn when we talk to older adults about relationships, intimacy, and sex?|
|14:30||Dr Casey Strine||Joseph, the Technicolor Migrant: Looking afresh at Genesis 37–50|
|15:00||Professor Ingunn Holen||Breast Cancer Research – are we getting anywhere?|
|15:30||Dr Amber Regis||Becoming Currer Bell; or, Charlotte Brontë’s Rudest Joke|
|16:00||Joan Upson & Pete Odell||Law through story telling|
|16:30||Professor Tony Ryan||Zaatari|
|17.00||Catherine Annabel||Closing words|