tomwilson

08 May 2016 155 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Enigmatic sign

Enigmatic sign

 

It could mean anything couldn't it?  Actually, it's a centre for education and research in quantitative methods in the social sciences.  It's really a very silly sign, since the colour difference implies that there is something called "Sheffield methods", for which this is an institute; if Sheffield only had been in a different colour it would have made more sense as a "methods institute" in Sheffield.  One wonders if there is any intelligence left in UK universities these days :-)

 

Enigmatic sign

 

It could mean anything couldn't it?  Actually, it's a centre for education and research in quantitative methods in the social sciences.  It's really a very silly sign, since the colour difference implies that there is something called "Sheffield methods", for which this is an institute; if Sheffield only had been in a different colour it would have made more sense as a "methods institute" in Sheffield.  One wonders if there is any intelligence left in UK universities these days :-)

 

comments (9)

I suppose they assume you'll know if you want to know!
Tom Wilson: Or that you'll find out smile
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 8 May 2016, 03:54
It is a lovely, durable sign, Tom...when they get tired of doing whatever they do inside, they can just change what they do and leave the sign alone...

[As it is Sheffield, I imagine they mostly devise methods for sharpening knives in this place.]
Tom Wilson: It's rather a long time since the university had much to do with the cutlery industry, Ray smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 May 2016, 07:29
A bit of a dog's dinner of a thing really Tom..
Tom Wilson: Total!
In other words a centre were parents are trained to reach perfection Tom...
Quite a lovely sign!
Tom Wilson: A difficult task, I imagine!
I thought it was, Tom....
Tom Wilson: Enigmatic? You're being enigmatic Frank smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2016, 10:42
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/marketing/help-yourself/visual-identity/core-elements

"The Arms of the University of Sheffield

The University Arms, whose background colour is azure, contains a gold-edged open book at its centre, on which is inscribed Disce Doce (Learn and Teach). On either side is a sheaf of eight silver arrows, which is derived from the shield of old Sheffield. The gold crown is the Crown of Success and the White Rose of York denotes the University's home county. The scroll carries the motto of Firth College, Rerum Cognoscere Causas (To Discover the Causes of Things; from Virgil's Georgics II, 490).

The Coat of Arms should not be confused with the University's logo, which appears at the top left of this page. The logo consists of a redrawn version of the Coat of Arms set alongside the University's name in our own distinctive Stephenson font, on a white background. Introduced in 2005, the University's centenary year, the logo complements but does not supersede the Coat of Arms, which remains the University's official heraldic symbol.

Reproduction of the University's Coat of Arms is restricted by copyright to formal University of Sheffield documents. It may not be used by external organisations in their marketing activities, whether in hard copy or on the web."
Tom Wilson: The original Firth College was named for Mark Firth, son of Thomas Firth, one of the early "steel barons" of Sheffield, who made his breakthrough by the manufacture of crinoline hoops!
it is an enigma Tom... methods to what exactly... it doesn't say much for the university....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Silly, isn't it?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2016, 17:26
Ah well, is it a proper university or one of those rebranded Colleges of Technology or even the Technical Colleges. They still don't count as proper universities to my mind.
Tom Wilson: There are some for whom the only universities are certain ancient ones smile
Not a lot of basic intelligence about anywhere Tom. Mind you we have a semi-literate Secretary of State for Education so it is no great surprise grin
Tom Wilson: You think she is as high as semi-literate? You must be feeling generous today, Bill smile

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera X-E2S
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/100s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 35.8mm
Krakow-Coffee shopKrakow-Coffee sh...
St George's ChurchSt George's Chur...
HarrisonsHarrisons

Warning