Author Archives: Sophy

Thank you!


Just a quick small note to say a BIG thank you to everyone for my brilliant leaving presents, and to everyone who came to the party!

I’ve had a lovely time in Sheffield, and will miss you all very much.

There’s a card saying the same sort of thing in the lab.

Sophy xx

Leaving Lunch


It’s my last day this Friday (27th), which seems like a good excuse to go for a lunch-time burger at the Devonshire Cat! We’ll be heading down there at about 12.30 and it would be lovely if you could come along.

Hopefully see you there,


Birthday meal – CANCELLED


I’m cancelling my birthday this year.

OK, not really, but I am cancelling the meal/drinks on monday.

Sorry! (but there will be a party at the end of November to make up for it….watch this space)

Birthday meal


It’s my birthday next Monday (9th).  Originally, I thought I might go for a couple of drinks after work, and then a meal somewhere at 7ish (I’ve not yet decided where, but a likely contender is Raj Put in Crookes) .  It would be lovely if you’d like to celebrate with me, please let me know if you’d like to come to the meal, my email is

Thanks, Sophy

PICNIC on friday


Dan is leaving for Aberdeen this weekend, and to say thanks he is going to bring some picnic things tomorrow (fri). We’ll head out to the park at 12.30, so come along if you like.


Lucy’s Birthday and 4th Year Project Hand-in

By fantastic coincidence, next Wednesday (June 3rd) is the date that Lucy Wright gets a year older AND the day that the 4th year projects get submitted (something that Helen and Claire will be particularly pleased to celebrate).

To mark this auspicious date we thought we’d …….

go to the pub (The Interval)…and then to a restaurant (tba).

Controversial, I know.

Sponsored Chatsworth Run

 Amy, Jim, Celine and I are all taking part in a 10k sponsored run this Sunday (10am, May 31st) at Chatsworth House.  It would be lovely if you came along to support (/laugh at/mock/resuscitate) the TAB team , and (weather permitting) we plan to have a picnic afterwards in the grounds, which you’re welcome to come along to.

Alternatively, you could offer us support in the form of hard cash:



Raisin Curry!

Raisin is leaving us …AGAIN!  So we are heading to the Rajput for a farewell curry at 7.30 tonight.  Put your name on the TAB lab white board or let me know by lunchtime if you’d like to come.

Cheers Sophy

Friday Lunch

Because it’s Friday, and because the sun is shining, we are going to the Dev Cat for lunch today.  Leaving here about 12.00.  All welcome.

Male Scientists Needed!

Hi, a friend of mine, Penny Jones, needs some male scientists, and I thought some of you MAY fall into this category 🙂

See below:

I am an MA Contemporary Art student at Sheffield Hallam and am seeking a few male scientists to interview – preferably either under 50 or over 60 ( I have already covered the fifties). The research is to make a comparison to female artists I have already interviewed. The interview takes about 15 minutes and is about gender issues. I want to video it as I put clips together to make a short film, with permission.

You can contact her on