Alfred Denny Museum, Sheffield

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The Alfred Denny Building is a 7-storey red brick building in Sheffield, England named after the first Professor of Zoology at the department. It is a part of the University of Sheffield, linked to Firth Court (named after Mark Firth) via the Addison Building, the original site of the Firth College, one of the forerunners of the university, and still its current administrative headquarters, housing the Vice-Chancellor's office. The building itself houses the University's Departments of Biomedical Science and Animal & Plant Science including its associated museum. It also houses the Perak Laboratories, used by students reading degrees from Medicine to Bioengineering, a computer centre, several lecture theatres and the Hillsborough Centre, for disabled and dyslexic students.Axordia, a University spinout company dealing with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) also works out of the building although their offices are in the Sheffield Bioincubator.In Praise of AirFrom May 2014 to January 2016 the south wall was used to display a poem "In Praise of Air" by Simon Armitage, on a specially treated cloth which it is claimed destroyed certain pollutants by catalytic oxidation. It was estimated that two tons had been removed from the air in this way.
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  • July 10, 2017
    A hidden gem in the heart of the university. Fasinating specimens and lots to learn about. Shame that it is very limited opening hours, so much more could be made of this place. attended a workshop he...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    As others have said, I've lived in Sheffield all my life and had no idea that this place existed. What a great little museum. Once you find the entrance, you're met by knowledgeable and friendly stude...  more »
  • June 3, 2017
    What a fantastic hidden gem.Ive lived in Sheffield all my life,46 years,and have only just discovered this place!! I took my two young children,6 and 9, they loved it.It may only be small,but there's ...  more »

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