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Latest events

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

Upcoming events

NBL: Team Derby vs Suffolk Saxons

Monday, 23 January 2017 at 7.30 PM

Come along to watch Team Derby take on Suffolk Saxons in this action packed National Badminton League match.

Mock Employment Tribunal

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at 4.30 PM

Employing staff is always interesting and can be frightening for small business and large alike. This free event will re-enact a real tribunal case, enabling the audience to question, and learn from what happens.

An Evening with Wayne Madsen- Q&A and Auction

Thursday, 26 January 2017 at 6.15 PM
Running until Thursday, 26 January 2017

BA (Hons) Sport Management students present an evening with Wayne Madsen - Captain for Derbyshire County Cricket Club’.

Midlands CIPR - An Evening of Ethics

Thursday, 26 January 2017 at 6.30 PM

Ethics is a huge topic in communications and is only likely to become more complicated through the growth of social media, fake news and free access to publication. Our experts will discuss issues around the topic to kick off a lively discussion.

Cancelled - How to train like an elite athlete

Thursday, 26 January 2017 at 6.30 PM
Running until Thursday, 26 January 2017

What does it take to become an elite athlete? Join us for a panel discussion with professional athletes, where we explore the physical and mental challenges they face. Followed by a tour of the University's Human Performance Unit.

Skills Test Prep Day: Numeracy

Saturday, 28 January 2017 at 9.00 AM

Need help with your Skills Test? We hold short course preparation days throughout the year, designed to help applicants who are applying to start on a teacher training course.

The Geldards Debate

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 5.00 PM

Join our upcoming Geldards Debate - “What next for UK Manufacturing?” on Wednesday 1 February.

Skills Test Prep Day: Literacy

Saturday, 4 February 2017 at 4.00 PM

Need help with your Skills Test? We hold short course preparation days throughout the year, designed to help applicants who are applying to start on a teacher training course.

Sean Conway entertains with tales of life on the edge

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 7.30 PM

Widely admired for his endurance, courage and humour (and that beard!), Sean will entertain you with his tales of life on the edge but also inspire you to find the courage to tackle difficult challenges no matter what they may be, and above all, to live life more adventurously.

The Crescent and beyond - Modern tourism in the UK

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 6.00 PM

Former VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford will talk about modern day tourism in the UK before discussing the impact of the multi-million restoration of Buxton’s Crescent as a five-star spa hotel.

Support in long-term and life-limiting illness

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 6.00 PM

Michelle Brown, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Derby’s new Chesterfield Campus, will discuss the role of carers in today’s society. Michelle will also address the burden of caring, how to support carers and the need for self-compassion among carers.

How do we make spaces into great places?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 6.00 PM

Artist, architect and lecturer John Bishop will demonstrate how by seeing through the eyes of children we can gain a new understanding of the world around us and use our built and natural environment to improve health and wellbeing and develop of a sense of our belonging to a place.


Saturday, 25 March 2017 at 9.00 AM
Running until Sunday, 23 April 2017

FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK’s most significant biennale of photography.

What's still currently running

“Make it happen” Exhibition

Running until: Sunday, 26 February 2017 at 12:00 AM

A showcase of the creative talents from within our technical support team, including fashion, textiles, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and more.

Bernard Grunberg – a Holocaust Survivor

Running until: at

A unique opportunity to meet and hear from a Holocaust Survivor, one week before the National Holocaust Day.

Time & Tide Wait for No Man Exhibition

Running until: Friday, 27 January 2017 at 1:55 PM

This event curated by Eco Create, an arts and crafts network, is an exhibition of eco-friendly and upcycled works that highlight the issues surrounding climate change and the environment.