Future Society Events

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.

Full details and booking form below - please return by 9 April 2018.

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Spring Walks and Lunch - 9th June 2018

There will be two morning walks (an easy one and a slightly longer one), followed by lunch at a pub. Non-walkers are 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, followed by lunch at a local pub.

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

There will be two morning walks (an easy one and a slightly longer one), followed by lunch at a pub. Non-walkers are welcome to join us for lunch

Details tbc

Sheffield Theatres - behind the scenes tour - Saturday 3rd Nov. 2018

The tour takes you behind the scenes of the Crucible and Lyceum Theatres and includes an optional buffet lunch.

Details tbc.

AGM and Wine & Cheese - 30 Nov. 2018

This is the annual Cheese & Wine Party, and will include the Society's AGM during the evening

Details tbc.

Crucible Theatre visit - early January 2019

There will be the Society outing to the Crucible to see the musical "Kiss Me Kate", with the opportunity to socialise beforehand and at the interval

Show and Details tbc.

Annual Dinner - 22nd Feb. 2019

Details tbc.