Engineering fuses with the arts for Sheffield city festival

  • Engineers join forces with local artists to showcase academic research as part of city-wide festival
  • Engineering Departments display their research using photography, virtual reality, dance and art installations

Engineers at the University of Sheffield today announce their programme of events for the city-wide Festival of the Mind, running Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 September 2018.

Festival of the Mind is a unique collaboration between academics from the University of Sheffield and experts from the city’s cultural and creative industries.

The Faculty of Engineering will showcase how boundaries between engineers and artists are dissolving in the 21st Century, as Sheffield engineers fuse next-generation research with dynamic artistic projects.

As part of the festival, a number of the departments in the faculty will join forces with local artists to highlight engineering research using dance, photography, virtual reality and art installations.

The events will take place across Sheffield at a number of city and university venues.

Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Mike Hounslow said: “At Sheffield, we pride ourselves on delivering pioneering, interdisciplinary research that makes a real difference locally, nationally and globally. At its heart, engineering is a very creative discipline, something we share with those in the Arts.

“We aim to inspire people with the power of engineering through these interactive exhibits and make engineering research more accessible to the general public at this family friendly, city-wide event.”

For more information on the festival, including a full list of events and ticket information, visit: