Latest events

Terrific talks, exciting events, eye-popping art - there's something for everyone. All open to the public.

Upcoming events

Peak Gateway at Peak Resort

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 at 6.00 PM

Rupert Carr, Director of Birchall Properties will present the Peak Gateway concept at this exclusive public lecture event.

Lecture and book launch by University of Derby lecturer and author Michelle Brown

Thursday, 18 February 2016 at 5.00 PM

Palliative Care Expert and Author Michelle Brown delivers public lecture at University of Derby.

Battle of Britain: who were the 'Few'?

Thursday, 18 February 2016 at 6.30 PM

To mark the 80th anniversary of the first ever Spitfire flight (5 March 1936), the University of Derby has organised a public lecture delivered by Geoff Simpson, Historical Consultant for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.

Bill Rogers and Behaviour Management: An Inclusive Framework

Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 9.30 AM

Dr Bill Rogers, an education consultant, will deliver sessions on managing difficult behaviour and establishing classroom expectations.

Women in Business

Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 4.00 PM

This exciting event aims to explore the issues affecting women in the workplace. Featuring a panel debate with special guests - details to be announced.

Joining the dots: Rail and its importance in the future of the UK economy

Thursday, 25 February 2016 at 5.30 PM

As part of our fifth annual Logistics Week, we are hosting a networking event, 'Joining the dots: Rail and its importance in the future of the UK economy', with guest speaker Dr Pete Waterman OBE DL.

The Beauty of Books Exhibition

Monday, 29 February 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Saturday, 26 March 2016

'The Beauty of Books' is an exhibition celebrating the art of the book. This exhibition, featuring members of Green Door Printmaking Studio, aims to demonstrate the numerous hand printed periphery which traditionally surround books.

The official opening of Derby Law School at One Friar Gate Square

Monday, 29 February 2016 at 6.00 PM

Official opening of our new Law Building at One Friar Gate Square

Institute of Education – Launch Event

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 at 2.00 PM

Join us for the launch of the Institute of Education, our new hub for educational research. The Institute conducts educational research and provides consultancy to schools, education providers, the wider education sector, and Government.

Brian Lamb’s Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 at 5.30 PM

Drawing on his experience as Chair of the Special Education Consortium, Brian Lamb looks at how the development and implementation of the SEND reforms influence policy change in Education.

Women in Engineering

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 6.00 PM
Running until Tuesday, 8 March 2016

To help dispel any urban myths, preconceptions and general misinformation, a twilight information evening for girls and their parents/carers has been organised. The event aims to show what an interesting, rewarding and exciting career in engineering can be.

Music Production Show

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 at 10.00 AM

The Music Production Show at the University of Derby will be taking place at our Markeaton Street site. See and experience the latest music technology equipment from companies including Focusrite, Yamaha, Avid and local retailers Foulds Music and SoundGas.

European Referendum Public Debate

Friday, 11 March 2016 at 6.30 PM

With the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union drawing closer, the University of Derby has teamed up with Universities UK to organise a public debate with leading politicians and business leaders from the East Midlands.

Dementia Care in Primary and Community Settings

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 10.30 AM

Develop your knowledge and understanding of dementia care in community and primary care, including the strategies and resources available to enhance the care you offer.

Towards a Better Understanding of the Poor Prognostic Outcomes for Prostate Cancer in the African-Caribbean Community

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 4.00 PM

Dr Sarah Seymour-Smith, from Nottingham Trent University will deliver a talk entitled: "Towards a Better Understanding of the Poor Prognostic Outcomes for Prostate Cancer in the African-Caribbean Community"

Network of Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 5.00 PM

Join us for our upcoming Network of Entrepreneurs event, set up to create links and bonds between entrepreneurs and University of Derby students that want have an entrepreneurial streak and might want to start a business.

Surface Details

Friday, 1 April 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 29 April 2016

This exhibition of wall art, sculptures, sketches and photos explores the overlooked details, textures and patterns found on the walls of Banks Mill, a University-owned building on Bridge Street, Derby.

Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 at 4.00 PM

Dr Caroline Lafarge, from the University of West London, will speak on Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality.

Raising Your Voice

Monday, 18 April 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 29 April 2016

The photographers in this exhibition are finding their voices, and we should take the time to listen.

An Evening With Richard Gerver

Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 6.00 PM

International speaker and honorand Richard Gerver returns to the University of Derby.

Games@Derby - The 4th Games Showcase

Friday, 22 April 2016 at 1.00 PM

The University’s annual games showcase will see final year students on both the BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation, and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming work put on display.

What's still currently running


Encounters - A 7 part series discovering the basics of the world religions

Running until: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 8:30 PM

This series will provide an opportunity to experience informal visits to different places of worship and to discover more about faith and festivities.


Now and Then exhibition by Lesley Warrington

Running until: Friday, 26 February 2016 at 3:00 PM

This exhibition by printmaker Lesley Warrington reflects on the nature of time and will include 20 framed art works including collagraph, screenprint and collage.


Martin Rogers: Construction, Storage, Despatch

Running until: Friday, 8 April 2016 at 4:00 PM

The work of Martin Rogers (1952 – 2013) mediated between print, publishing, sculpture, sound art, installation, projection and photography.


New STEM facility at the University of Derby

Running until: Friday, 8 April 2016 at 12:00 PM

A £12.5m, 4,200 square metre building for science, technology, engineeringand mathematics (STEM) is being built at the University’s Markeaton Street site.


Exhibition in a Box

Running until: Friday, 8 April 2016 at 5:00 PM

BA Hons Animation, Illustration and Graphic Design students are invited to create a body of work, titled ‘Water’, and then challenged to curate an exciting miniature gallery exhibition for an imaginary viewer.


The Ether made Tangible

Running until: Friday, 8 April 2016 at 4:00 PM

An exhibition to show how the gas flow throughan engine looks in threedimensions and how minutechanges to the flow regimesaffect turbulence andcombustion efficiency.