What's on

CONNECT Art Exhibition Terrific talks, exciting events, eye-popping art - there's something for everyone in our list below. All open to the public.

Upcoming events

2015-2016 Derby Geo-Talks

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 5.00 PM

The first of the 2015-16 Derby Geo-Talks will be given by Professor Bruce Yardley from Radioactive Waste Limited, Harwell.

Manish Parashar Inaugural Lecture: Big Data Challenges in Simulation-based Science

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 5.30 PM

In this lecture, Professor Parashar will explore data grand challenges in simulation-based science and how various solutions can be used to address these data challenges at extreme scales.

Derby Manufacturing University Technical College Open Day

Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 10.00 AM

Join them at their Open Day on Saturday 17 October and find out more about their facilities and about joining them in 2016.

Bare Reality: 100 women, their breasts, their stories

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at 4.00 PM

100 women bravely share un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous and moving stories about their breasts and lives.

Chinese Contemporary Animators Exhibition

Friday, 30 October 2015 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 15 January 2016

This exhibition is direct from China and shows the work of 15 Top tier Chinese Animators. There will be a mix of stills and films of the animations.

Best of the Best Exhibition

Friday, 30 October 2015 at 9.00 AM
Running until Monday, 4 January 2016

This curated exhibition showcases the breadth, variety and quality of work from this year’s final year Degree Shows.

CERN/ALICE Public Lecture

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 6.00 PM

Dr Paolo Giubellino, currently leading the ALICE experiment, will talk about the work of his team and the exciting collaboration with the University.

Volunteering Fair

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Thursday, 5 November 2015

Our annual Volunteering Fair hosts local and national charities promoting a range of interesting volunteering opportunities.

Made in Chesterfield Business Networking Event

Thursday, 5 November 2015 at 4.00 PM

We would like to take this opportunity to update the Chesterfield business community on the latest developments of the new Chesterfield Campus at St Helena’s and talk to you about the University’s links with industry.

From Dark Tourism to Light Tourism: The story of a tank called Deborah

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 6.00 PM

In this free event, Principal Lecturer Tim Heap describes how bringing history back to life has given tourism in France a boost.

University of Derby Network of Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 5.00 PM

Our students will once again have the chance to meet leading local and national entrepreneurs at the historic venue, while entrepreneurs will be able to share their knowledge, experiences and insights, as well as support and mentor budding entrepreneurs.

Banks Mill Open Studios & Artisan Fair

Friday, 20 November 2015 at 5.00 PM
Running until Sunday, 22 November 2015

For three days a year Banks Mill Studios opens their doors to the public to celebrate the arts in Derby. You can visit our artists, designers and makers working in their studios.

Professor Paul Gilbert: Inaugural Lecture

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 at 5.30 PM

Widely respected for his bestselling text ‘The Compassionate Mind’, our Visiting Professor of Compassion, Psychology & Healthcare will be exploring the subject of his more recent work on Compassion Focussed Therapy – past, present and future.

Mission Impossible

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 at 6.00 PM

Join Sarah McLeod, Chief Executive of the Arkwright Society, in an engaging public lecture that explores the challenges of bringing an historic 18th century mill complex back in to use with a viable 21st century purpose.

Buxton Carol Service

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 at 2.30 PM

Come and sing traditional carols with a brass band and be inspired anew by the Christmas message!

What's still currently running

How to Clone a Mammoth

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In celebration of Biology Week 2015, Graham Rowe, Head of Biology at Derby, puts forward the latest case in the theory of reviving the long-extinct mammoth! Everyone with an interest in Biology or evolution is welcome to attend this public lecture.

Eighteen Exhibition

Running until: Friday, 27 November 2015 at 9:00 AM

Exhibition of post graduate research - Jayne Falcone

International Print Exchange 2015

Running until: Friday, 6 November 2015 at 3:00 PM

Now in its seventh year the IPE is back and is expected to feature over 100 mini-prints by printmakers from all over the world.