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was one of three campuses that made up Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University is a higher education institution in South Yorkshire, England, based on two sites in Sheffield. City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in...
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...
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. The campus officially closed on 31 August 2008 and work to demolish all but the old Bluecoat School building began in March 2010. Demolition work is scheduled to be completed by September 2010. It was situated further out of central Sheffield than the main campus and the Collegiate Crescent
Collegiate Crescent is a crescent forming part of the Broomhall Estate in S10, Sheffield, that intersects with Ecclesall Road. One of two campuses of Sheffield Hallam University occupies many houses and villas on the left hand side of the crescent until the road crosses Park Lane. This university...
campus. Psalter Lane was mainly concerned with ACES (Faculties of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences) courses, although a number of courses within the Faculty of Development and Society were also taught on site, such as film studies.
The library at Psalter Lane specialised in the arts and media. The Special Collections included an original of Stubbs'
George Stubbs was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses.-Biography:Stubbs was born in Liverpool, the son of a currier and leather merchant. Information on his life up to age thirty-five is sparse, relying almost entirely on notes made by fellow artist Ozias Humphry towards the...
The Anatomy of the Horse
(1766) and a collection of photographs from the miners strike. All Special Collections have moved to the main City Campus site.
Notable events in Psalter Lane history
- 1911: Brincliffe Quarry closed, filled in and the present building was opened as the Bluecoat School for Boys.
- 1939: the school building requisitioned by the British Army and the Bluecoat School ceased to exist as a separate entity; the boys were dispersed to other schools in the City.
- 1945: Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts, originally in Arundel St. Sheffield but destroyed during WWII, moved into the Psalter Lane premises.
- 1978: the site (then known as Sheffield Art College) hosted the first gig by The Human League
The Human League are an English electronic New Wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. They achieved popularity after a key change in line-up in the early 1980s and have continued recording and performing with moderate commercial success throughout the 1980s up to the present day.The only constant...
ABC are an English band, that charted ten UK and five US Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. The band continues to tour and released a new album, Traffic, in 2008.-Formation:...
also performed live for the first time at Psalter Lane.
- 2008: graffiti artist and Hallam graduate, Kid Acne
Kid Acne is an artist, illustrator and hip-hop musician. He was born in Lilongwe, Malawi in 1978. He grew up in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and is currently based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.-Early work:...
created an art work "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" over the entrance to the campus.
- 2010 Work to demolish Sheffield Hallam University's campus began in March, with arrangements to protect the former Blue Coat School of 1911, and preserve trees on the site.
- John Hoyland
John Hoyland RA was a London-based British artist. He was one of the country's leading abstract painters.-Life:...
- David Mellor, Designer
- Mr. Scruff
Mr. Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy , a British DJ and artist. He lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and studied fine art at the Psalter Lane campus of Sheffield Hallam University...
- Nick Park
Nicholas Wulstan "Nick" Park, CBE is an English filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep....
, creator of Wallace and Gromit
- David Sheppard
David Stuart Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Liverpool was the high-profile Bishop of Liverpool in the Church of England who played cricket for Sussex and England in his youth...
, musician, Brian Eno biographer