Folklore, Rebellion, and Reclaiming Robin Hood for Sheffield

Dr David Clarke explores… In this online event using Zoom, FoSC Committee member Dr. David Clarke from Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Contemporary Legend explores two legendary heroes from Sheffield’s folklore. Considering the city’s rich history of rebellion, David will talk about the last Saxon Earl of Hallamshire, Waltheof, who was executed by William the […]

The Castle demolished once more

Edible archaeology is apparently becoming very popular. Linda Williamson, a member of local amateur archaeology group ‘The Time Travellers’, created a detailed model of the castle, constructed of sponge cake with gingerbread and icing buildings – delicious! Sadly for posterity, the subsequent demolition by members at their seasonal celebration of the shortest day, proved greater […]

Spot the t-shirt

If you travel to far-flung and exotic locations, please send us a photo of you in your FOSC t-shrt! Here’s Nick – can you guess where?

Fold your own Castle

Here’s an amazing castle made using origami (paper-folding). You can download complete instructions here, but be warned, it’s not for the beginner or the faint-hearted! Let us see your efforts 😉


Just the thing for a Christmas present, get your FOSC mug now – available at all our events 😉

Castle Ale!

You can now try “Castle Ale” at selected pubs in Sheffield – several of our committee tried it out but have yet to recover sufficiently to send in a report 😉

Choose a name for the Castle Beer

Sheffield Brewery Company are going to create a custom beer in honour of the Castle. We asked for your help to choose the name, here are the results!