Future Society Events

Annual Dinner and talk - 28th Feb. 2020, 7pm

This year our annual dinner is back at Whirlowbrook Hall. The price is £40 per person - to book on, please email cambridgesocietysheffield@gmail.com for details - please book before 5th Feb 2020.

Dr. Ann Kennedy Smith is our after dinner speaker and will be talking on: “'The ’Varsity for Men?': Cambridge women from 1870 to today."

In 1948 Cambridge was the last UK university to give degrees to women, and their journey to equal membership of the University isn't over yet. This talk is about some of the first women to come to Cambridge in the 1870s, including Anne Jemima Clough and Mary Paley Marshall. I will discuss what they and other Cambridge women achieved despite all the obstacles, the position of students and lecturers at the University today, and why two women-only colleges still exist there.

Ann has a PhD from Cambridge University and for many years worked as a literature tutor at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education. She is now a full-time writer with articles in the Times Literary Supplement, Slightly Foxed and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Her blog is called the ‘Ladies Dining Society 1890-1914’, and she is currently working on a biography of Ida Darwin and her Cambridge circle.

Lecture & Buffet - 'How Sheffield became a cosmopolitan City'
Thursday 30th April 2020, 7pm

Our speaker, David Price, will draw on the research which he carried out for his book "Welcome to Sheffield : A Migration History" which was recently published in association with City of Sanctuary Sheffield.

Right up to 1945, Sheffield was a very English city, even if there were already several significant immigrants groups. Since 1945, immigrants have moved into the city from many different countries, and by 2011 20% of the population was of ethnic minority heritage and 120 different languages were recorded in Sheffield schools.

David will discuss how well Sheffield has coped with this huge change in its character and what the implications are for the future.

David Price studied history at St John's College, Cambridge, in the 1950s. Subsequently, he served in the Ministry of Labour and its successor Departments. Since his retirement, he has returned to history, writing a history of the public employment service and a book on Sheffield radicals - Sheffield Troublemakers (2008).

The venue is Whirlowbrook Hall and we will have a buffet beforehand.

Details tbc.