Latest events

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

Upcoming events

Journey into the Blue

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 30 September 2016

This solo exhibition at Banks Mill Studios by artist Mandy Kay. Her paintings are inspired by the effects that the natural elements have upon sea and landscape subjects, which change so readily; one moment blue, the next green or from orange to red to encapsulate imagination and reality.

Natures Connections Exhibition

Friday, 9 September 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 7 October 2016

This exhibition is curated from artists in and associated with the College of Arts, at the University of Derby, who has works linked to the themes of nature, landscape and the natural properties of the environment.

Nature Connections Festival: Schools and Colleges Day

Friday, 9 September 2016 at 9.30 AM

Schools and Colleges Day. Open to the general public Saturday 10 September. Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world.

Nature Connections Festival

Saturday, 10 September 2016 at 10.00 AM

This is a free festival with screenings, exhibitions, practical demonstrations and information stalls related to all things nature through the creative ecology of the Arts.

International Conference on Diplomacy & International Relations

Monday, 12 September 2016 at 9.00 AM

Join us as we host an International Conference that will examine Diplomacy & the Politics of Fear: The 21st Century Challenges to the Theory & Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations.

Derby Business School Induction Conference 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016 at 9.30 AM

At this event Business students from the University will pitch their ideas to a panel consisting of some of the finest business minds in our region.

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame & Self-Critical Difficulties

Monday, 3 October 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 5 October 2016

This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

International Print Exchange 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016 at 11.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Now in its eighth year the International Print Exchange is back and is expected to feature over 100 mini-prints by printmakers from all over the world.

Volcanoes and Global change?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

By Visiting Professor Tamsin Mather, University of Oxford

The Art and Science of Research interviews: Theory and Practice

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 10.00 AM

Participants will be introduced to the epistemology that underpins interviews that seek to co-create understanding of phenomena. The session covers various topics including interview schedule design, interviewing technique and collecting interview data with informed consent.

Ladies Networking Event

Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

Come and be part of the largest ever ladies networking event.

Volunteering Fair

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Thursday, 3 November 2016

Our annual Volunteering Fair hosts 40 local and national charities / not-for-profit organisations each day promoting their volunteering opportunities. Volunteering helps you develop the skills and experience employers want, while you get to benefit communities and have fun!

The Science of HPV By Dr Gillian Knight

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 5.30 PM

Our Head of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Dr Gill Knight will introduce what HPV is, plus the lifestyle factors which could increase the chance of developing the virus.

UK Young Artists National Festival: Derby 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Thursday, 22 December 2016

UK Young Artists’ presents its 4th biennial, enabling the public to encounter the work of these talented practitioners across Derby city centre venues, some for the very first time.

Open Studios & Artisan Fair

Friday, 18 November 2016 at 5.00 PM
Running until Sunday, 20 November 2016

For one weekend a year Banks Mill Studios opens its doors for the public to come in and see how our artists, designers and makers create their unique products and designs.

Intro to Quantitative Research Methods using SPSS

Monday, 21 November 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Tuesday, 22 November 2016

This 2 day introductory course will enable delegates to improve their understanding of quantitative data and basic statistical analyses.

An Evening with Richard Gerver

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 6.30 PM

Join Richard Gerver, best-selling author and international speaker, for this provocative, entertaining and thought-provoking look at the very human aspects of self-leadership, change and success.

Carol Service

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 2.30 PM

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