Moor stories

The Mobile University stops by!

Friday 22nd September 2017

All aboard the Mobile University as University of Sheffield researchers hit the road!


Researchers from the University of Sheffield are set to share some of their latest studies into some of the biggest issues facing the world today as part of a series of public lectures aboard a vintage bus. The Mobile University, which will see a 1960s double-decker bus transformed into a mini lecture theatre, arrives in Sheffield this weekend and running from 11am to 5pm on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 on The Moor. To help proceedings along we have the ever popular Granny Turismo who perform to music on segways – yep you have to be there!


Members of the public are invited to join University of Sheffield researchers on the top deck of the bus for interactive 20 minute lectures on everything from how magnets are being used to treat tumours to the health benefits of gratitude.


Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Culture at the University of Sheffield, said: “The Mobile University is an amazing way in which we demonstrate to the people of Sheffield the value and importance of our work by showcasing our wonderful students, our world-class and life changing research, and our position as a local and global university.”


All talks and demonstrations on the Mobile University are free. The Mobile University is kindly supported by Sheffield City Council and The Moor.