About

Welcome to the Player

The Player is a brand new, unique platform showcasing University of Sheffield research, events and festivals through film, podcasts and digital exhibitions. 

Internationally renowned researchers work for the University of Sheffield. They are leaders in their fields and their research is helping to tackle many of the problems that affect us all. From art to artificial intelligence, climate change to cutting edge medicine, food security to societal issues, there will be something on The Player to feed your curiosity.  

The Player makes this groundbreaking research accessible, engaging and freely available to all.

Getting started

The Player has been specially designed to be easy to explore and access.

You could start by scrolling through the home page to discover featured items on a huge range of different subjects.

Or, if you are interested in a particular theme or topic, take a look at Channels and Categories using the dropdown menus at the top of each page. You can find a curated selection of videos, podcasts, exhibitions and playlists within our four Channels: Arts & Culture; Environment & Sustainability; People & Place; Science & Technology.

To find content relating to more specific topics, click on one of the 20+ Category headings in the dropdown menu. The Categories cover everything from Poetry, History and Well-being, to Engineering, Nature and Sustainability.

To explore festivals and playlists, browse our list of Series. Check out Highlights from 2021, the Sounds of the Cosmos video series, or revisit projects and events from some of the University’s public festivals, such as Festival of the Mind, Off the Shelf Festival of Words and Understanding Society

Alternatively, a search of the A-Z listings opens up a world of content from Age of Love to Zoomshock, and everything in between.

With over 300 videos, podcasts and exhibitions on the Player and new content added every week, there will be something here for you to discover and enjoy.

Start exploring.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions we would love to hear from you. 

You can contact the Public Engagement Team directly or let us know your thoughts by filling in our feedback form.

If you would like to keep up with the latest news about festivals, events and new releases on the Player, join our free mailing list.