What's on

image from the Format festival showing silhouetted cyclists in an urban area Terrific talks, exciting events, eye-popping art - there's something for everyone in our list below. All open to the public.

Upcoming events

Election 2015: Derby Decides

Monday, 20 April 2015 at 6.30 PM
Running until Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Have you decided how you will vote on 7 May? To help you make up your mind the University of Derby is hosting a series of General Election hustings where you will have the chance to pitch your questions directly to candidates.

Loretta Minghella OBE - Public Lecture

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 at 6.15 PM

Tax dodging, climate change, poverty - an unholy alliance and what we can do about it by Loretta Minghella OBE, Chief Executive of Christian Aid.

Games@Derby: The 3rd Games Showcase

Friday, 24 April 2015 at 1.00 PM

Be the first to try out a range of new computer games designed by University of Derby final year students.

National Badminton League

Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.45 PM

Shown live on Sky Sports and led by Derbyshire’s own Donna Kellogg.

Exhibition: 50x50

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 8.30 AM
Running until Friday, 8 May 2015

A very special collection of the first year commercial photography undergraduate course will be exhibited for the very first time.

Exhibition: Conflict of Head and Heart

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Using realism and abstraction, Dom Elger challenges the perceptions of the viewer.

Chatsworth - a tourist attraction and its contribution to the region

Thursday, 30 April 2015 at 6.00 PM

In this public lecture, Sally Ambrose, Head of Visitor Services and Marketing reflects on why people visit Chatsworth and introduces a new approach to measuring its effect on the wider community.

Family Fun Day 2015

Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 12.00 PM

Building on the success of this event in previous years, the University's 'Family Fun Day' is back and expected to be even bigger and better than ever, with more sports, exotic animals, wacky experiments and prize giveaways!

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Nick Draper

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 6.30 PM
Running until Tuesday, 5 May 2015

This lecture examines why we are where we are, looks at possible ways to change the current situation and sets challenges for us as individuals, for physical activity promotion specialists, for local and national government and for Public Health England.

The Eichmann Trial: Politics, Justice and Memory

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 at 8.15 AM

In 1961 Adolf Eichmann was put on trial in Jerusalem for crimes against humanity and for orchestrating the Holocaust. This public conference shall discuss the events leading up to the trial and the trial itself.

ScienceTALKS: The Child Driven Education

Friday, 8 May 2015 at 6.30 PM

2013 TEDPrize winner, Professor Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University addresses one of the greatest problems faced by education in today’s day and age; that the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they're needed most.

ScienceTALKS: Let there be Light: Sunlight, DNA and Skin Ageing

Friday, 15 May 2015 at 6.30 PM

As featured on TV, Professor Mark Birch-Machin from the Institute of Cellular Medicine asks what harm sunlight does to our bodies.

QTS Skills Test Prep Days

Saturday, 16 May 2015 at 9.00 AM

For those required to take their QTS Skills Test, join Mark Patmore or Sharon Woodward-Baker for our short course preparation day. Choose from either Numeracy or Literacy.

ScienceTALKS: Apocalypse Now (or maybe tomorrow)

Friday, 22 May 2015 at 6.30 PM

Are our days numbered? University of Derby Invertebrate Biology Lecturer and winner of the British Science Association Charles Darwin Award, Dr Michael Sweet, ponders the question.

Dramatherapy Mask Workshop

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 27 May 2015

This two day workshop looks at the role masks can play in dramatherapy. You'll learn about and engage in processes and techniques used in therapy and understand more about reflective practice.

Sophie Churchill - Public Lecture

Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 6.00 PM

A new landscape for England: the first quarter of a century of The National Forest, with reflections on leadership by trees, compared with leadership by people.

ScienceTALKS: Bees, Pesticides & Politics

Friday, 29 May 2015 at 6.30 PM

Midway through a ban imposed by the EU, Professor Goulson addresses fact and fiction associated with pesticides usage. With emphasis on the bumblebee, he will talk about impact on the environment.

Best Practices: CBT for Depression & Suicide

Monday, 1 June 2015 at 9.00 AM
Running until Tuesday, 2 June 2015

This is a two day workshop aimed at therapists at all experience levels run by the internationally acclaimed Dr Christine Padesky.

Derby Book Festival

Monday, 1 June 2015 at 9.00 AM
Running until Sunday, 7 June 2015

The first Derby Book Festival will take place this summer, featuring internationally acclaimed and best-selling authors, and confirming Derby’s reputation as a festival city.

Exhibition: Views from the Valley

Monday, 1 June 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 26 June 2015

This solo exhibition by local landscape artist Ruth Gray will feature new mixed media paintings based on the theme of the valley.

James Daunt, Managing Director at Waterstones

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 5.30 PM

In this Derby Book Festival event, James Daunt talks about how this has been achieved and what the future holds for bookshops and for books themselves.

Roy Hattersley & John Coyne - In conversation

Sunday, 7 June 2015 at 3.45 PM

During this talk, John will speak about Roy's remarkable career in politics during which his love books has been a constant companion.

Compassion in Health Care

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 at 8.30 AM

This Conference aims to provide a forum for Health care professionals and providers to discuss and debate the need for compassionate care in Health Care.

What's still currently running


Politics - So What?

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Join us for an evening of provocative thought about the constitution and politics in modern day Britain and beyond.