These are very strange times. Back in February, when we announced we would have to postpone the 24 Hour Inspire due to industrial action, we could not have imagined that a few weeks later, all University teaching would be ‘virtual’, buildings closed, public gatherings banned, and all of us required to stay at home. All … More Inspiration in Uncertain Times – supporting living, giving and learning
There are always moments at the 24 Hour Inspire that we know we’re going to remember for a long time. It might be one of the talks, something that expanded our horizons, challenged our assumptions, inspired us to find out more about something. It might be simply the experience of being in a lecture theatre … More 24 Hour Inspire – inspiration and hope
24 Hour Inspire 2018 Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, University of Sheffield 19-20 April 2018, 17.00-17.00 Supporting Impact Living and Rotherham Hospice Thursday 19 April Catherine Annabel (Chair of Inspiration for Life) – Welcome 17.00 Professor Peter Bath – Space for Sharing The Space for Sharing project explores how individuals in difficult and precarious circumstances use the … More 24 Hour Inspire 2018
We started this year’s 24 Hour Inspire with a celebration of the city of Sheffield. City of beer, art and music – and all three were on offer over the course of the event (albeit the beer only in very restrained quantities). This remarkable and moving video by playwright Chris Bush summed it up: Straight … More From Sheffield to Zaatari – 24 hours of inspiration
Thursday 30 March 17.00 Catherine Annabel (Chair of Inspiration for Life) – Welcome Professor Vanessa Toulmin – Sheffield: city of beer, art and music Vanessa is Director of City & Cultural Engagement at the University of Sheffield and producer and curator of Festival of the Mind. A leading authority on Victorian entertainment and film, … More 24 Hour Inspire, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, University of Sheffield 30-31 March 2017, 17.00-17.00
THURSDAY 30 MARCH 2017 Catherine Annabel Inspiration for Life Welcome 17:00 Prof. Vanessa Toulmin City & Cultural Engagement Sheffield: city of beer, art and music 17:30 Dr Andrew Parnell, Paul Evans & Prof. Richard Jones Physics & Astronomy Unweaving the rainbow: colour in art, physics and biology 18:30 Prof. Marie Kinsey Journalism … More 24 Hour Inspire 2017 – the ‘Glastonbury of lecturing’ is back!
‘The “Glastonbury” of lecturing’ (@WynMorgan8) ‘What an amazing event all round. For atmosphere, content, and the cause, [the 24 Hour Inspire] is one of the best things I’ve been involved in since coming to Uni’ (@RyanBramley93) ‘truly inspiring’ (@jamgregory) ‘It’s 1 am, I’m in my pjs at the Uni, watching a dude … More The Glastonbury of lecturing
New this year at the 24 Hour Inspire, we have the Inspiration for Life pop-up radio station! Tune in from 3 pm on Thursday 12 May till 5 pm on Friday 13 May, to hear great music from across the decades, interviews with Inspiration for Life people, Desert Island Discs, and lots, lots … More Inspiration for Life Radio!
All lectures take place in Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, University of Sheffield, S3 7RH THURSDAY 12 MAY 2016 17.00: Introduction & Welcome – Catherine Annabel, Chair of Inspiration for Life Professor Allan Pacey – The Voices of Young People Living with Cancer A diagnosis of cancer is rare in young people, but … More 24 Hour Inspire 2016 – detailed programme
Mike LT1 Hicks Building THURSDAY 12 MAY 2016 Catherine Annabel Inspiration for Life Welcome 17:00 Professor Allan Pacey Reproductive & Developmental Medicine The voices of young people living with cancer 17:30 Professor Shearer West Deputy Vice-Chancellor/ History Selfiehood 18:00 Professor Claire McGourlay Law Unmaking a murderer 18:30 Dr Jenny Freeman … More 24 Hour Inspire 2016 12-13 May PROGRAMME