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A Down To Earth Guide To The Cosmos - Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson: A Down To Earth Guide To The Cosmos
5 May 2013

Guest speaker Mark Thompson astronomer and presenter of BBC Stargazing LiveTo the untrained eye, the star-filled sky at night can seem as ...

Sue James - Quality in Partnership

Sue James: Quality in Partnership
6 March 2013

Chief Executive of the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sue James, talks on the hospital services in Derby. Since their successful move to ...

Karim Vahed's inaugural lecture

Karim Vahed Inaugural Lecture: Beware Of Males Bearing Gifts
6 February 2013

Inter Sexual Conflict and Courtship Feeding Behaviour in Animals Courtship gifts, in the form of a food item transferred from the male to the ...

In the Footsteps of Flamsteed

In the Footsteps of Flamsteed
5 December 2012

In a joint lecture, Dr Mike Lancaster, Derby and District Astronomical Society and Jonathan Wallis, Assistant Head of Derby Museums explore the ...

Terry Bamber: James Bond's Secret Weapon

Terry Bamber: James Bond's Secret Weapon
21 November 2012

As Britain's super-spy marks his 50th anniversary this year with Skyfall, Assistant Director, Production Manager and Actor Terry Bamber talks ...

Dennis McKeag Inaugural Lecture poster

Dennis McKeag Inaugural Lecture: Innovation, it doesn't just happen
14 November 2012

This Inaugural lecture by Visiting Professor Dennis McKeag addresses the need for innovation in the context of a modern industrial society. Some ...

Liz Burnley - The importance of volunteering

Liz Burnley - The importance of volunteering
7 November 2012

Liz Burnley CBE. DL, has a distinguished record of public service alongside a successful career as an HR manager and consultant for businesses. ...

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Guy Daly Inaugural Lecture: Citizen, choice and care
10 October 2012

An examination of the place of choice in UK social policy. At a time when people are increasingly being asked to make important choices about the ...


Evil in mind - madness, abuse, addiction and culture
2 May 2012

Inaugural lecture Evil in mind - madness, abuse, addiction and culture Professor Jason Lee Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology

Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture

Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture
27 April 2012

Heritage conservation in a period of austerity Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture (formerly known as the Annual Arkwright Society Lecture) Guest ...

Professor David Sheffield

Doing health psychology in and out of the lab
21 March 2012

Doing health psychology in and out of the lab Professor David Sheffield Inaugural lecture Associate Head of Centre for Psychological Research ...

Professor-Nik Bessis

Next generation emerging technologies: Professor Nik Bessis
15 February 2012

Next generation emerging technologies Professor Nik Bessis Faculty of Business, Computing and Law


Scientists in the firing line: Can we bring reason to government policy on alcohol and other drugs? - Guest Speaker: Professor David J Nutt
11 January 2012

Scientists in the firing line: Can we bring reason to government policy on alcohol and other drugs? Guest Speaker - Professor David J Nutt (DM ...


A Teacher Education for the 21st Century: Professor Des Hewitt's Inaugural lecture
1 December 2011

A Teacher Education for the 21st Century: How can universities and schools collaborate through teacher training for the benefit of all learners - ...


Derbyshire Debate Event
30 November 2011

Derbyshire Debate Based on the BBC Question Time programme looking at local issues and local concerns

Liz Barnes Inaugural lecture

Never mind the politics: Professor Liz Barnes Inaugural Lecture
16 November 2011

Never mind the politics: the quality of the learning experience remains with the teachers. Professor Liz Barnes Pro Vice-Chancellor, University ...

Investing in our past to inspire our future

The Arkwright Society, Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture: Investing In Our Past To Inspire Our Future
14 April 2011

At a time of austerity and the radical reform of public services, all those responsible for the stewardship of our heritage are faced with a stark ...

Peer-to-Peer computing facts

Peer-to-Peer Computing: Facts, controversies and the impact to society and business
6 April 2011

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is a decentralised file sharing system where computers can download data, store that data and distribute it to other ...

Dennis Hayes

Professor Dennis Hayes - The "Limits" Of Academic Freedom
30 March 2011

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Dennis Hayes Academic freedom is not a privilege but a responsibility. It is the responsibility to speak your mind ...

Roy McFarland

An evening with Roy McFarland
15 February 2011

Roy McFarland who has devoted over 40 years to football as an inspiring player and manager. Roy played for Derby County and England and has ...

Inaugural Lecture

Inaugural Lecture - Bringing science to the bedside: against all odds
25 November 2010

Inaugural Lecture Bringing science to the bedside: against all odds Final Lecture in the Florence Nightingale Serie Professor Lorraine Ellis - ...


The real science of extra-terrestrial life
9 November 2010

Guest speaker Professor Martin Barstow FInstP FRASPro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science University of Leicester

Phillip Long

Technology Enhanced Learning Workshop
6 May 2010

The University hosted Professor Philip Long from the University of Queensland who is Director of their Centre for Educational Innovation and ...

Paul Strange lecuture

Geological maps and the world beneath your feet
5 May 2010

This year, the British Geological Survey celebrates its 175th anniversary, but how many people in Britain actually know what a geological map is, ...


Ideas and Inventions - a New Approach to Industrial Heritage
28 April 2010

The lecture commemorates the life and work of Phillip Whitehead MEP who died in December 2005. Phillip was strongly committed to, and involved in ...

Roy Hattersley

Reading, Writing and No Artihmetic - An Evening with Roy Hattersley
18 March 2010

Roy Hattersley A lifelong socialist and Labour supporter he was first elected as an MP in 1963. Holding a number of key positions at ministerial ...

John Seddon

Systems Thinking: A Better Way To Make The Work Work: Professor John Seddon
10 February 2010

A talk by an internationally known management guru proved so popular the University of Derby had to run a live video link to a neighbouring ...

John Tams

An Evening with John Tams
11 December 2009

John Tams in conversation with Vice-Chancellor Professor John Coyne with live music and excerpts from his TV,film and music career. John Tams, ...

The Hubble Space Telescope - Flamsteed Lecture

The Hubble Space Telescope - Past, Present and Future - Guest Speaker Dr Jeff Hoffman Former NASA Shuttle Astronaut
9 December 2009

Dr Hoffman, is not only a hugely experienced veteran of NASA's Space Shuttle programme but one of the men who famously fixed the defective mirror ...


Dr Susan Hogan - Images Of Broomhall
1 December 2009

International arts therapy expert Dr Susan Hogan reveals some of her latest and most absorbing work to date when she presented her inaugural ...


Professor Sebastian Blackie - A Chemistry Of Things
25 November 2009

Professor Sebastian Blackie, Professor of Ceramics in the ADT Faculty, gave his inaugural lecture, entitled: A Chemistry of Things - Some Thoughts ...

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Neil Campbell - The Haunting West: The American West and the Global Imagination
30 April 2009

The American West and the global imagination Professor Neil Campbell, Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology. This lecture explores the idea of ...


Phillip Whitehead Memorial Lecture (Arkwright Society)
21 April 2009

Formerly known as the Annual Arkwright Society Lecture, the lecture commemorates the life and work of Phillip Whitehead MEP who died in December ...

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Professor Paul Gilbert - The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges
7 April 2009

Professor Paul Gilbert gives a talk to mark the the launch of his new book. This talk explores how our brain evolved to be highly attuned to ...

Four billion years of evolution

Four billion years of Continent Evolution: Why planet Earth is unique: Professor Hugh Rollinson
25 February 2009

During the lecture Hugh addresses the question of how continents form, and why this process makes Earth unique as a planet. In detail the lecture ...

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Helen Langton

Children and Young People with Cancer: Professor Helen Langton
12 November 2008

In recognition of Helen’s high professional standing in the field, she was conferred with the title of Professor of Children’s Cancer Nursing ...

Flamsteed lecture - the cosmic web

Annual Flamsteed Lecture - The Cosmic Web - October 2008
14 October 2008

This year's Flamsteed Lecture – entitled The Cosmic Web – is given by an expert in cosmology (the science of our universe) Professor Peter ...

An Evening with Eurostar's Chief Executive Richard Brown
18 September 2008

Richard Brown CBE, has advanced the Entente Cordiale between the UK and France through his role as Chief Executive of international rail company ...

Professor David Gray

Widening Participation in Higher Education: A Government Target of a Global Challenge: Professor David Gray
26 May 2008

During his lecture David examines the key facts behind the UK's current widening participation agenda: What drives it? Who are the key ...

Performance beyond targets: leading radical change in the public sector

Performance beyond targets: leading radical change in the public sector: John Seddon
23 May 2008

John, who's credited with translating the Toyota Production System (TPS) for service organisations, argues that using targets for public sector ...

The Business of Business Schools

The Business of Business Schools: Professor Chris Prince
22 April 2008

Professor Chris Prince's inaugural lecture. Professor Prince focused on the challenges and opportunities facing business schools as they come ...

Possession, title and ownership of cultural heritage

Possession, title and ownership of cultural heritage: Charlotte Woodhead
22 April 2008

The School of Law and Criminology holds lunchtime talks throughout each semester. The talks are often cross-disciplinary and you're welcome to ...

Students from the SPEED programme

SPEED Programme: Student talks
15 March 2008

Students from the SPEED programme (Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education) talk about their experiences of putting their enterprising ...

Professor Michael Okoroh

The estate we’re in – facilities management for the 21st century: Professor Michael Okoroh
6 February 2008

Professor Okoroh highlights research he has carried out with doctorate students at Derby such as Yuge Hu, who has investigated airport security at ...

Professor James Elander

Coping With Pain in Long Term Illness: Professor James Elander
12 December 2007

Professor Elander's lecture focuses on the nature and scale of the problem of chronic pain, findings from research on coping and quality of life ...

Loud and Clear

Loud and Clear A voice for work based learners: Professor David Young
28 November 2007

Professor David Young’s lecture focuses on the voices of individual learners who engage with higher education study based in their workplaces. ...

Michele Elizabeth

Michele Elizabeth
21 November 2007

Michele talks about her experiences of starting up her business - a ladies' only gym, studio and spa. She describes her entrepreneurial journey in ...

Marketing Derby: Can a brand save a city?

Marketing Derby: Can a brand save a city? John Forkin
6 November 2007

John Forkin is Director of Marketing Derby, a company established to raise the profile of the city and to support its £2 billion investment ...

If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?

If Winter Comes can Spring be far behind? Professor Aradhana Mehra
28 February 2007

Professor Mehra gives her fascinating insight into toxic elements in the environment at her Inaugural Lecture. She also talks about fluoride, ...

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