Closure of Sheffield University Archaeology Department

We are appalled to learn of the proposed closure of the University Archaeology Department and have written to the Vice Chancellor and Deputy imploring them to re-consider. This Department has existed for many many years and provided and world class resource for students and the local community, and also of course, direct support to the […]


The 8th Annual General Meeting of FoSC will be held at 1800 hrs on Thursday April 29th via online conferencing facilities (Zoom) You are invited you to our Annual General Meeting which this year will be held by online conferencing facilities (using ‘Zoom’ software) due to the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19. If you wish to attend please use […]

New book in memory of David Hey

The University of Hertfordshire Press is about to publish “Histories of People and Landscape: Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey”. Edited by Richard Hoyle, it will be released in a hardback edition at the beginning of March price £35. David was the Sheffield and South Yorkshire historian of our times: he […]

Earl Waltheof – Sheffield’s King Arthur?

A new Sheffield Libraries Podcast In this 48 minute broadcast you can journey back nearly a thousand years to discover more about Earl Waltheof, the last Saxon Lord of Hallamshire. The talk and discussion are led by FOSC committee members John Moreland, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and David Clarke, Associate Professor at […]

Zoom talk: Mary, Queen Of Scots – The Captive Queen In England 1568-87

Saturday, November 28 at 11.00 am Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book (apart from mine!) Find out what really happened to Mary in her captivity years by joining David Templeman, Elizabethan […]

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 […]