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06 October 2020

John Ford’s Contemporary Audiences

Seventeenth-century playwright John Ford is important in the history of theatre, yet most of his plays are unknown to the wider public. Lisa Hopkins' research has increased awareness and understanding of Ford’s work among contemporary audiences.

24 July 2020 | 2 minutes

Supporting farmers at the front line of climate change

Farming communities in West Bengal bear the brunt of the climate emergency. We worked with them on a scheme to better protect their livelihoods.

03 April 2020

Saving our digital heritage from being deleted

When Flash Player is deleted at the end of 2020, many important works of digital fiction will be erased. We've found an innovative, immersive way to preserve them.

12 March 2020

Robotics for children with special needs

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are being supported during clinical appointments by robots, developed in a partnership between the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Charity.

02 December 2019

The real cost of returns

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest online shopping days of the year. But when you change your mind and return a product, the real cost is much more than the postage.

24 June 2019

How ash could hold the key to tackling the climate crisis

Current glass-making techniques emit a huge amount of CO2. Professor Paul Bingham's research team has found a cleaner way.

16 May 2019

Why 'energy invisibility' matters – and how we could cure it

Dr Aimee Ambrose introduces her research into home heating habits, and explains how a new public engagement model could help bring climate and energy issues to life

03 May 2019

Making better workplaces with smart sensors and AI

Our Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Mitie is turning hard-to-measure environmental factors into actionable management information – and it has the potential to boost both productivity and wellbeing

01 May 2019

Turning the food industry's waste heat into energy

Dext Heat Recovery's technology is making commercial kitchens greener and more efficient. Our expertise helped them turn their big idea into a food industry first.

12 March 2019

How 'smart objects' can bring cultural heritage to life

A Sheffield Hallam-led team is putting interaction design tools into the hands of curators

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