University of Sheffield hosts virtual Festival of the Mind

University of Sheffield hosts virtual Festival of the Mind

 September 29, 2020

The University of Sheffield hosted a virtual celebration of its annual Festival of the Mind, an event that brings together the university and city's creative community for 10 days of ideas, culture and collaboration.

Bringing University research to life

During the Festival, Sheffield academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries brought the University's research to life in exciting, entertaining and innovative ways.

These included virtual reality exhibitions, podcasts, films, online installations and more.

Celebrating across three Festival forums

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The University of Sheffield's Festival of the Mind was organised across three forums: Spiegeltent, Futurecade and Protopia.

The forum for displays and debate at Festival of the Mind, the virtual Spiegeltent, showcased the brightest minds sharing their ideas through videos, podcasts, and live streaming. These covered topics such as climate change, extinction and health.

Futurecade was the interactive multi-media exhibition of virtual realities, while Protopia was an exhibition full of thought provoking pieces - a chance to see and read about what makes us tick.

If you want to catch up with the Festival content, the University of Sheffield has made its podcasts are available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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