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

The Big Show: Public Exhibition

Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 8.00 AM
Running until Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Big Show Public Exhibition showcases the very best in young and emerging creative innovation across the strata of art and engineering education.

Art Exhibition: CONNECT

Monday, 1 June 2015 at 12.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Connect is a collaborative visual art exhibition that features work by 11 artists who are currently supported by the University of Derby's creative industries business incubation centre, Banks Mill Studios.

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.

The Big Show: Film Premiere

Monday, 1 June 2015 at 7.00 PM
Running until Monday, 1 June 2015

This screening showcases the best work from the University's final year Film Production students.

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.

The Big Show: Fashion Show

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 7.30 PM
Running until Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Experience the thrill of a professional catwalk. This exciting production presents the innovative collections of Derby's final year Fashion students.

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.

Inequality: What can be done?

Monday, 15 June 2015 at 5.30 PM
Running until Monday, 15 June 2015

Guest lecture and book signing by Sir Tony Atkinson

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.

The Purpose of Schools in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 at 5.00 PM
Running until Wednesday, 17 June 2015

What is the future of schooling? This global issue will be highlighted by Professor Young's experiences in Brazil and South America.

Digital Humanities Conference

Friday, 26 June 2015 at 9.30 AM
Running until Friday, 26 June 2015

A one day conference aimed at exploring the expanding architecture of knowledge that has grown out of computer science in the fast growing field of Digital Humanities.

All Things Natural

Sunday, 28 June 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Centre for Society, Religion and Belief and The Rousseau 2016 Project are pleased to invite you to our ‘All Things Natural: A green family day’ event.

DEERS conference – A Window on Derby-Based Research

Monday, 29 June 2015 at 9.15 AM
Running until Monday, 29 June 2015

DEERS is a showcase for applied research and scholarship taking place in and around Derby and the Midlands, focusing on electrical and electronic engineering, and including acoustics and optics.

Art Exhibition: Our Treasure Houses

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Taking inspiration from her surroundings, Kerri’s focus for Our Treasure Houses will reflect on her childhood experience of growing up in an ex-mining town.

Public Exhibition: From the Sea

Sunday, 2 August 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 28 August 2015

This exhibition by Banks Mill member artist, Anne Alldread will feature a new body of textile art works based on the theme from the sea, a personal response to the sea; from the life below to fossils found above.

Photography Exhibition: Journeys Through the Landscape

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Journeys through the Landscape is a new exhibition of work by photographer Valerie Dalling, based on her time driving and travelling around the Peak District and her journey of personal discovery.

Nature Connections Festival 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015 at 10.00 AM
Running until Saturday, 12 September 2015

A festival to promote nature and its positive value/role within society.

What's still currently running

ScienceTALKS: Bees, Pesticides & Politics

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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.