About Sheffield

This year’s PsyPAG conference is coming to Sheffield in South Yorkshire!

Sheffield was once termed by George Orwell to be  ‘the ugliest town in the old world’ in the 1930s. Sheffield has changed a great deal since then, promoting its self to the world as a green and active city steeped in its proud history.

The Green and Active City

Sheffield lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is therefore a hub for a wide variety of sporting activities including walking, climbing and cycling. Sheffield itself is the home of the English Institute of Sport, providing facilities for everyone to exercise and train from the average person to elite athletes (sometimes at the same time!). The city boasts a wide range of professional sports teams; league football, ice hockey, basketball, speedway and rugby league as well as six boxing champions, an ex-England cricket captain and world renowned climbers who all call the city home.

Sheffield is famed for its greenery and parks. There are there are beautiful Botanical gardens plus 13 city parks, 20 district parks and 50 local parks around the city. In addition the Peace gardens and Winter gardens are found right in the city centre meaning you are never far away from somewhere green to go and recharge you batteries.

A Friendly/Proud/Cultured City

Sheffield is proud of its Steel City heritage, and you will find many metal surfaces in the beautiful water features found all-round the city centre, but Sheffield is so much more than this.

Sheffield is at its heart an enormous village vibrant with culture and creativity. We have fantastic art, both as street art and gallery exhibitions, first class theatre, a wealth of independent food producers (beer, ice-cream and honey to name a few) and retailers topped off with a thriving music scene. The people of Sheffield are famously very laid back and welcoming (until you come for our trees!), Yorkshire through and through.