Favourite Things: “We can see big London shows on our doorstep”

His inspirational selling techniques are still the cornerstone of one of the world’s biggest brands – and they’re now raising the game of small businesses right across the Sheffield City Region. Steve Knapp started his sales career at the very bottom – selling Calor Gas cylinders door-to-door in the late 1980s – but advanced it to the very top. He rose through the ranks at Shell to become responsible for the success of the company’s sales teams right across the globe.
Sheffield University, Firth Court

Northern Lights: How city university recognises and repays its founders - a century later

The University of Sheffield was born out of the generosity and ambition of the local communities it has served for more than a century. That’s why we are a signing a new, national compact that reaffirms an historic commitment made in the late 19th century – when industry leaders and workers in the steel mills, factories and mines united behind a civic ideal – to bring the ‘highest education’ within the reach of all the people.

Drawing out essence of Leonardo

He was arguably the greatest artist of all time but with much of his life’s work unrealised or destroyed, many of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest achievements are seen through his drawings.
Mobile phone

Why I don’t tell my students to turn-off social media

Phones and social media are an inevitable part of our youth culture and it would be unfair to stigmatise young people for their desire to be active online, especially when society is ever more centred on the internet. However, recent data from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) shows that 84 per cent of teachers are concerned about the effects of social media on students’ wellbeing.
The School's new artisan food degree

New degree launched to meet demand for artisan food

The artisan food movement is growing at a pace as more and and more people are seeking out food with provenance and quality. It’s very evident in Sheffield alone where several of our former students are now running successful business from Sheffield Cheesemasters to the Forge Bakehouse and the wonderful Sheffield Food Festival goes from strength to strength.
The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute, Grand Theatre, Leeds

This is the most problematic of Mozart's four major operas, largely because of the hotchpotch of love stories, light comedy, supernatural magic and Masonic ritual from which it is cobbled together.
Jools Holland and his rhythm & blues orchestra
Scott Haslam

Favoiurite Things: “I love traditional pubs steeped in city history”

Scott Haslam is a newly promoted associate in the medical negligence team at Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors. He studied law at Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield and specialised in medical negligence after starting work as a paralegal in 2010. He qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and has continued to practice in medical negligence since then.  
The statue in Barkers Pool commemorating the citys wartime steelworks. Women of Steel ReSisters is a Sheffield radical feminist group.

Transgender discourse reinforces society’s strict gender stereotypes

In your edition on Thursday January 10, you ran a Telegraph Voices feature on the Gender Recognition Act. This is obviously a very current topic which has raised many related and complicated issues about access to women-only spaces, including prisons, girl guides, toilets and changing rooms, as well as related matters concerning trans identifying individuals’ participation in sport, access to health care and even the very definition of the word woman as adult human female.
Mary Queen of Scots -from  painting in Manor Lodge

Sheffield’s captive Queen Mary

“As Mary Queen of Scots is given the Hollywood treatment in a new film released this week, we need to look at her time in Sheffield as it forms a very important part of not just local history, but English and European as well.
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