On the road with the ‘Mobile University’

Sheffield University is to launch a bus doing mobile lectures for three days. Our picture shows professor Vanessa Toulmin and Greg Oldfield, head of public engagement with the bus, a 1960s Sheffield corporation classic, which is at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum in Rotherham.
Sheffield University is to launch a bus doing mobile lectures for three days. Our picture shows professor Vanessa Toulmin and Greg Oldfield, head of public engagement with the bus, a 1960s Sheffield corporation classic, which is at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum in Rotherham.

Final preparations are being made for a ‘Mobile University’ in Sheffield city centre from September 27 to 29.

A 1960s double-decker bus will be transformed into a University of Sheffield lecture theatre in a spin-off from last year’s Festival of the Mind, which is set to return next September.

Prof Vanessa Toulmin and Greg Oldfield are pictured with the 1960s Sheffield Corporation bus from South Yorkshire Transport Museum.