Future Society Events

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

This year our annual dinner is back at Whirlowbrook Hall. The price is £42.50 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 tbd.

Informal Meal - Prince of Wales pub - 20th May 2020, 7pm

We are meeting for an informal meal at the Prince of Wales pub, 95 Ecclesall Road, S11 9PH. Meeting at 6:30pm for a meal at 7pm

You can order on the night, but we want to know how many to book the tables for, so please email by 6th May to cambridgesocietysheffield@gmail.com for more details and to confirm you want to go.

Pub details and menu: https://www.theprinceofwalessheffield.co.uk/

Spring Walks, followed by Lunch - 6th or 13th June 2020

As usual we will have the options of a short walk or a longer walk, or just come along for lunch.

Details tbd.

Younger Alumni meet-up / Freshers Event - 7pm, Thu. 10th Sep. 2020

Missing Cambridge? Want to reminisce? Wondering what has changed in Cambridge?

The Society is running a combined "Young Alumni get-together" and "Freshers Event" so our younger members can meet up, and so the new students can find out a bit more about life at Cambridge.

The event is open to recent alumni (matriculated 2000 onwards) and new students about to start at Cambridge.

The event is free and will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Sheffield Business School (Entrance off Arundel Gate). Afterwards we will move on to the nearby Red Lion pub.

To sign up for the event, please click here: Sign Up Form

Event details and map of the location.

Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Supper - 9th Sep. 2020

We are going on a vineyard tour and wine tasting, with a light supper, at Whirlow Hall Farm Vineyard.

The vineyard is the only one in the city of Sheffield and has been established for 10 years. Following the excellent summer in 2018 there was a harvest of ~3000 kg of grapes, a mix of red and white. Some 3000 bottles of wine were produced covering red, white, rose, sparkling white and sparkling rose.

Details tbd.

Autumn Walks, followed by Lunch - 24th Oct. 2020

As usual we will have the options of a short walk or a longer walk, or just come along for lunch.

Details tbd.

AGM and Cheese & Wine - 27th Nov. 2020, 8pm

Details tbd.