Online Lectures

During this time of physical distancing we are arranging for some lectures to be delivered online. The ones we have lined up, so far, are shown below. Zoom has a limit on attendance so you need to register on the Wild Apricot site for each lecture. As you will see from below registration opens on the Tuesday before the lecture (or Monday when it is the one on Thursday). Details of how to register are at the bottom of this page.

We will try and record the lectures and will give a link to the recordings below – you will need to login (with the email and password you use to register for events and renew your membership) to view these. As these are large files the recordings will not remain for ever!

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Upcoming lectures

  • June 5 at 11:00am – Artistry in Stone, Wood and Bronze: Frank Tory & Sons of Sheffield – Dr. Sylvia Dunkley 
    The Sheffield firm of Frank Tory & Sons was responsible for external and internal carvings on many Sheffield buildings including the White building in Fitzallan Square, the City Hall, the Central Library, Victorian commercial buildings and churches such as St John’s Ranmoor and St Matthews on Carver Street. The firm also responsible for carving work outside Sheffield receiving commissions from as far afield as Hull, Birmingham and Brighton. Frank Tory’s sons trained at Sheffield School of Art which is now the Institue of Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. This lecture will feature images of buildings mainly in Sheffield and Chesterfield.
    (Registration will open on June 2.) Note that, for copyright reasons, this lecture will not be recorded.

  • June 12 at 11:00am – Pinstone Street: Heart of a New City – Robin Hughes  
    Nowhere symbolises the nineteenth-century town of Sheffield’s ambition of becoming a city better than Pinstone Street. This major new thoroughfare for commerce and politics, part of an extravagant transformation by the Council, transplanted the heart of Sheffield from riverside to hilltop. As it is reshaped again by “Heart of the City II”, hear the story of how it came to be. (Registration will open on June 9.)

  • June 19 at 11:00am – The French Resistance Movement – Prof Matthew Cobb  
    This is the planned showroom lecture. If it cannot be held in the showroom it will be moved online. (Registration will open on June 16.)

To attend a lecture

  1. Register using Wild Apricot: You will need to log in (just click ‘Forgot password’ if you have forgotten it) and then click on Events and then click on the event for the lecture and follow the instructions.
  2. You will receive an email confirming registration and containing the link, zoom id and password for the lecture. Shortly before the lecture click on the link and, if need be, you will be told to download the Zoom app. You can follow the lecture on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. For the latter two you should download the Zoom app.
  3. Zoom are often updating their security. You will need the password as well as the meeting ID and you may have to wait in a ‘waiting room’ before the lecture – sorry no magazines or coffee available.

If you wish to find out more about Zoom, please read: Introduction to Zoom