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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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  • 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 »
  • Fantastic mini museum. We booked through the university website mid-week prior to the Saturday tour. All very straight forward. We had a lovely tour guide who showed us round the museum, giving us lit...  more »
  • I rang the contact number six times and got no where. Visited the building but couldn't get in. Must be exclusive!  more »

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