Future Society Events

Pub Meet - The Red Lion - Weds. 31 Jan. 2018, from 6pm

We have recently had a lot of new members join us, including many younger members. So as well as our usual array of events, we are trialling some informal pub meets.

Come and join us at the Red Lion pub at 109 Charles St, Sheffield, S1 2ND, just down from Arundel Gate.

The pub is a short walk from the Sheffield Interchange. Also, if you are travelling by car, the Science Park car park is also in Charles St, just down from the pub, and is cheap after 6pm.

Annual Dinner and Speaker - Friday 23rd Feb. 2018

Members and guests are cordially invited to the Cambridge Society of Sheffield's Annual Dinner, on Friday February 23rd at Whirlowbrook Hall.

Our speaker is Professor Mandler, born in the USA, educated at Oxford and Harvard, and teaching in Cambridge since 2001.

The topic is 'Not the Age of STEM: What Students' Subject Choices Tell Us About British Education since 1945'.

Black Tie is traditional but please feel free to wear Lounge Suit. Wine will be ordered from the bar on the evening.

If you wish to attend, please complete and return the Reply Form below by Friday 9th Feb.

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Lecture & Buffet - The Future of British Universities
Monday 23rd Apr. 2018, 7pm

According to the BBC 2017 was a challenging year for universities. They were hit by a combination of uncomfortable issues ranging from student fees, value-for-money and insecure funding to wider concerns about free speech, senior pay and the impact of internationalisation/Brexit. This left many feeling that universities were drifting away from being forces for public good and were looking out of touch and self-serving.

These are some of the issues that we can discuss with Professor Chris Husbands at our annual guest lecture. Chris is Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. He is an alumnus of Emmanuel College, Cambridge (MA, PhD) and the Institute of Education (London University) (PGCE). He has spent a long and distinguished career in the education sector.

Venue: Whirlowbrook Hall. Details tbc.

Spring Walks and Lunch - 9th June 2018

We have two morning walks (an easy one and a slightly longer one), followed by lunch. Non-walkers welcome to join us for lunch.

Details tbc

Hope Valley Cement Works Tour - Thursday 12th Jul. 2018

We are having a tour of the Hope Valley Cement Works.

Details tbc.

Young Alumni meet-up / Welcome to Cambridge - 7pm, Thu. 13th Sep. 2018

Missing Cambridge? Want to reminisce? Wondering what has changed in Cambridge?

The Society is running a combined "Young Alumni get-together" and "Welcome to Cambridge" event so our younger members can meet up, and so the new students can find out a bit more about life at Cambridge.

The event is open to recent alumni (matriculated 2000 onwards) and upcoming new students.

The event is free and will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Sheffield Business School (Entrance off Arundel Gate). Afterwards we will move on to the Red Lion pub.

Details tbc

Autumn Walks and Lunch - 13th Oct. 2018

We have two morning walks (an easy one and a slightly longer one), followed by lunch (including any non-walkers) at a nice pub.

Details tbc

AGM and Wine & Cheese - 23 Nov. 2018

Details tbc.

Crucible Theatre visit - early January 2019

Details tbc.