“Sheffield – The Home of Football.” A quiz with Dr John P. Wilson for The Victorian Society

Tuesday, 5th December 2023

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5.00. 


In the north of England in the 19th Century life was tough and the need for work drove people to the towns. Industry provided work and drove the economy that sent a flood of pink ink across the globe. Sport created the discipline needed to maintain the arrogance of empire. Victorian organisation provided the need for structures, strictures and codification. Cricketing gentlemen were looking for a winter sport to keep the blood flowing during the cold, damp winters.

Join us for our last evening session before Christmas for this fun quiz to learn how Sheffield helped to kick off a gloBALL phenomenon. Don’t worry if you’re not that interested in football – this is more than just about chasing after a ball! We will be getting a fascinating insight into Victorian Culture that remains important to Sheffielders today.

Dr John P. Wilson works at the University of Sheffield and is a trustee of Sheffield Home of Football. He is a qualified football coach and referee and has written widely on the topic. 


Doors open at 7.00pm and the start time is 7.30pm prompt. Showroom 5 is fully accessible and there is disabled parking available on Paternoster Row.

Entrance is open to members & non-members and costs £5.

Showroom 5 in The Showroom Cinema
Paternoster Row
S1 2BX