Mary presented this paper at ‘Everydayness and the Event’ (August 29 – September 1) the fifteenth annual Modernist Studies Association conference held at Sussex University, UK.
Val presented this paper at The Auden Generation and After conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 17 June 2016.
Val presented this paper at the Femorabilia Study Day and Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, 22 October 2016
Val researched the production of the Christmas play, The Magic Story Book, by Sheffield library staff Kath (Hunt) Kay and Olive Phillips, in Walkley Library in 1949 and Woodhouse Library in 1950. Kath also ran the Tuesday Club in Upperthorpe Library in the 1980s and 1990s.
On 21 September 2018, Reading Sheffield’s chair, Mary Grover, gave a paper by her and Val Hewson at The Leeds Library’s conference to celebrate its 250th anniversary.
Reading Sheffield members Sue Roe and Loveday Herridge gave a talk on 9 September as part of the Heritage Open Days (HODs) Festival 2018 about Sheffield’s first community libraries which flourished in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.