Monthly Archives: October 2013

Roller Derby Saturday Night

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls are yet again thrilled to announce our clash of the big wildcats in INTRALEAGUE, our awesome late night roller derby experience for Sheffield.

Watch the mighty Death Leopards take on the fearsome Steel Panthers in our special evening intraleague bout. RARRR!!!

Accustomed to our family friendly, daytime bouts? Prepare yourself for a wilder experience – this event is 18+ only, and we’ll be putting on some pretty sweet drinks deals to celebrate.

Tickets are £5 (NUS £3) on the door for the Roller Derby, AFTERWARDS take to the floor for an AWESOME ROLLER DISCO til late (£2 for all skaters – hire available)

Drinks offers at the bar – Super cool music DJ.

Happy Birthday AK

Now riding with 44 horse power and still ploughing!!!Now riding with 44 horse power and still ploughing!!!

East Midlands ticket machine inside the Students’ Union building

Sheffield Star
£10 million investment in Sheffield railway station
Ally Buckle, President of the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union, praises the installation of an East Midlands ticket machine inside the Students’ Union building.

dates for your diaries – the kiwis are flying home

Hi all,
Mark and I are leaving Sheffield on the 4th November and would love to say goodbye to you all before we go.
We are planning a farewell night at Interval after my last day on Wednesday 30th October and it would be amazing to see you all there!
You are also all most welcome to our empty flat on Saturday 2nd November. The packers collect everything on the 1st so if you want to be classy and drink your wine / beer / gin from a glass instead of the bottle you will have to bring your own. Oh and also a cushion if you would like to sit down. We are fairly likely to still have toilet paper.
For everyone that I might miss seeing before I go – it has been amazing to work in the Molecular Ecology group, I have learnt so much from all of you and it has been a joy to get to know you and form lifelong friendships and collaborations. I don’t think I’ll ever find such a fantastic group of colleagues again!
You are all welcome anytime to visit us in Auckland!!!
Anna 🙂

Ecology, Evolution and Environment Seminar Series

Ecology, Evolution and Environment Seminar Series
Wednesday 1pm in the APS Common Room
The EEE seminar series has restarted and we have an exciting line up external and internal speakers. Please join us this wednesday at 1pm for a talk by Natalie Cooper from Dublin entitled “Dying without wings: ecological correlates of lifespan variation in mammals and birds.”
Everyone is welcome, please encourage your students, postdocs and colleagues to attend.
To find out more about the seminars and stay up to date with the program you can either subscribe to the mailing list, add the EEE seminar series to your Google Calendar or visit the calendar website. Instructions are below.
If you would like to give a seminar or nominate an external speaker (within the UK) please email one of the series organisers
Jessica Stapley (
How to stay up to date
If you would like to receive a weekly reminder of the upcoming talk please sign up to the mailing list at..

If you would like the information about the seminars to appear in your calendar than add the EEE seminar series calendar to your Google calendar.
To do this log into Sheffield MUSE, click on “My Services” then “My Calendar”. In the menu option “Other calendars” click “Add by URL” and cop[y and paste the following URL
If you want to visit the calendar website and see the program got to..

Jessica Stapley
Marie Curie Fellow
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences,
Alfred Denny Building
Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK

Accommodation available for females only

Room in family home for females only.
Very large attic room available near to Ecclesal road, town and university.  Would suit mature student.
Rent: £80.00 bills included
Please contact: T. Soofi, or tel: 07713512176 for further details.

Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award

ESEB is pleased to announce the call for application for the Godfrey Hewitt Mobility Award.

Godfrey Hewitt (1940-2013) was President of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) from 1999-2001. He was exceptionally influential in evolutionary biology both through his research and through his mentoring of young scientists. He was also a great believer in seeing organisms in their environment first-hand and in exchanges of ideas between labs. Therefore, ESEB has decided to offer, annually, mobility grants for young scientists in his name.

Closing date: Friday 17 January 2014

The award is open to PhD students or postdoctoral scientists who are, at the closing date for applications, both within 6 years of the start date of their PhD and ESEB members. The maximum single award will be 2000 Euros. It must be used to support fieldwork or a period of research at a lab that you have not previously visited. There is no restriction on the country of residence or nationality of the applicant but preference will be given to applicants who are unlikely to be able to fund the proposed work by other routes. A report will be required by 30 April 2015, by which time the funds must have been used.

Application procedure:
Your application should be sent as a single PDF file to Ute Friedrich at the ESEB office, It should include your name, current status and institution, your PhD start date, a description of the work to be carried out (maximum 500 words), an outline budget with brief justification (maximum 100 words) and a signed statement from your PhD supervisor or postdoctoral adviser (maximum 100 words) explaining why the work cannot be funded from your institution.

Applications will be considered by a committee chaired by Roger Butlin. The aim will be to announce decisions before the end of March 2014.

Welcome to our new visitors

Welcome to Teresa, Tim, Ben, Catherine, Lauren, Oliva, Charlotte, Gillian and Callum who start in the lab today.

If you would like to meet our new people and hear what they are working on please come along to B52 today at 10.45 (with a coffee) and each will chat for 5 minutes about their project with a few slides (allow an hour for this).


Lunch Thursday 17th October

Hi All

Would love you to come to the Devonshire cat for lunch with me on Thursday 17th October. 12.30 there or meet in the entrance way at 12.15 to walk down together. I haven’t left Sheffield completely…… but my contract expires at the end  of that week so I wont be about as much, just paper writing and job applications.


Samsung phone charger?

Hi! Does anyone have a Samsung phone charger Isabelle can please borrow for a few hours? It has a flat end on the charger.
Anna (, room B1-217)