5th Dec 2022 – 100 Years of Oncology in Sheffield – Prof David Radstone

7 December 2022 by Andrew Shorthouse David Radstone was a Consultant Radiotherapist and Oncologist at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield, for 20 years before moving to the Peninsula School of Medicine and finally retiring to Exeter. He gave a superb and beautifully illustrated talk in front of many of his ex-colleagues and even a patient or two. Egyptian … Read more

3rd October 2022 – Sir Stewart Goodwin

3rd October 2022 – Sir Stuart Goodwin 1886-1969 – Sheffield Industrialist, Benefactor and Grateful Patient – Dr Mike Collins Dr Mike Collins gave us a terrific talk, detailing the remarkable life of Sheffield’s Sir Stuart Goodwin. He did his medical training in Galway and was appointed Consultant Radiologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, finally retiring … Read more

4th July 2022 – 17th Century Trees, Streets & Politics – Dr Felicity Stout PhD

This was a very informative historical talk on tree development within the urban environment. Felicity Stout is the Woodland Manager and Tree Conservation Officer at the Peak District National Park and the University of Cumbria Peak District National Park Authority. The economic, health and aesthetic advantages of tree planting was recognised here as early as … Read more

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden 7th Feb 2022

Katy Merrington: cultural gardener Before she was appointed as cultural gardener to the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield, Katy trained at Harlow Carr and worked in the prestigious Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, Tresco Abbey Garden and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. She has been central to the development of the public garden at the Hepworth Gallery from … Read more

The Hawley Collection – Gareth Morgan – 18 October 2021

Gareth introduced his excellent talk by outlining his admiration for Ken Hawley whose Sheffield tool collection rests at Kelham Island. Ken’s main interest was not just the finished Sheffield product but more the manufacturing process, which eventually led to a massive collection of more than 100,000 artefacts. Ken Hawley’s family were in the tool business … Read more