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

The Influence Continuum - the good, the bad and the harmful

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 4.15 PM

In this talk Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Professor of Psychology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby, will describe his own and others’ research on harmful influences in cults and extremist groups.

Public lecture by Professor Catherine Belsey

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 5.00 PM

Professor Catherine Belsey will be visiting the University on Wednesday 4 March to deliver a lecture on ‘Milton’s Ghost Story’.

An evening with Sam Rush

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 6.00 PM

Join us for what promises to be an insightful evening into how Sam Rush, CEO of Derby County Football Club, operates at senior level.

Future You 'On The Road'

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 at 10.00 AM

Future You is the premier student travel and tourism conference - it’s an event not to be missed if you’re studying travel and tourism, or related subjects at school, college or university.

FORMAT Exhibition

Friday, 13 March 2015 at 8.30 AM
Running until Sunday, 12 April 2015

We are delighted to present more than 20 FORMAT EXPOSURE artists at one of our key venues, the University of Derby. The seventh edition of FORMAT.

Marketing 2020

Monday, 16 March 2015 at 5.15 PM

This special event will looking into marketing in the future. What skills will be needed? How is marketing changing? How do employers and universities need to adapt to meet these needs?

STEMpunk Extravaganza

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 5.00 PM

This year we are adding Alice in Wonderland to the Steampunk mix so it will be very visual but with a focus on numeracy, science, physics and engineering. Lots of 'Hands on Stuff' !

National Badminton League

Monday, 23 March 2015 at 7.45 PM

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

Psychology Research Seminar - Joan Smith

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 4.15 PM

“Student teacher mothers’ perceptions of their learning and experiences during initial teacher education”

Galapagos: Environment, Ecotourism & Conservation

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 6.00 PM

Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Roger Dalton shall deliver a guest lecture on the Galapagos.

Derek Latham - Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at 6.30 PM

A Sustainable Approach to the Built Environment

Nature Connections 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 9.00 AM

Keynote speakers include Matthew Oates, Author, broadcaster and the National Trust’s specialist on nature and Mark Sears, Director of The Wild Network.

College of Engineering Day Release Open Evening

Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 4.00 PM

Visit the College of Engineering and Technology for our open evening on Thursday 26th March and hear the benefits of part-time, day release study for your staff.

National Badminton League

Monday, 27 April 2015 at 7.45 PM

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

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 Hogg, 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!

Sophie Churchill Public Lecture

Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 6.00 PM
Running until Thursday, 28 May 2015

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.

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.

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.

What's still currently running


Sarah McLeod Public Lecture: Community Counts

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In this inspirational lecture, visiting Fellow Sarah McLeod will demonstrate how projects, driven by local communities, have surpassed expectations when others around them have failed.


Logistics Week: Last Mile Logistics

Running until: Friday, 27 February 2015 at 12:00 AM

The University of Derby’s ‘Annual Logistics Week’ promotes engagement and interaction with leading companies, such as CEVA Logistics, DHL, Norbert Dentressangle, Alliance Boots and Kheune & Nagel.


Exhibition: Fragments by Caroline Lowe

Running until: Friday, 27 February 2015 at 3:00 PM

This is Caroline's third solo exhibition exploring how we see, interpret and judge the surface.