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Leading figures in business, health and politics are coming to events at Sheffield Hallam University as part of the city’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words.

Former trade and investment minister Sir Digby Jones, who has previously given guest lectures to business students, returns on Wednesday October 8 to talk about British manufacturing and industry.

On Saturday October 11 neurosurgeon Henry Marsh will take to the stage at the university’s Pennine lecture theatre to give an insight into the human dilemmas behind each operation and the mysteries of the brain.

Renowned author, poet and visiting fellow of the university Patrick McGuinness will talk about his new book, Other People’s Countries, on Wednesday 22 October at the Stoddart Building.

On October 25 Alan Johnson MP brings the second part of his memoirs called Please Mr Postman to the Pennine lecture theatre.

And journalism lecturer Dr David Clarke will talk about the Angels of Mons that were reportedly sighted on battlefields during the First World War. David’s talk at the Upper Chapel on Monday October 27 launches his new book, Britain’s X-traordinary Files.