Latest events

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

Upcoming events

The official launch of the Routledge ‘International Handbook of Dramatherapy'

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 5.15 PM

The official launch the Routledge ‘International Handbook of Dramatherapy’ a joint collaboration between Dr Clive Holmwood, Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts and Professor Sue Jennings, internationally renowned dramatherapist and original founder of the British Association of Dramatherapists.

Precious Memories 2

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 29 June 2016

This solo exhibition by textile artist Jo Beattie is a reflection on memories and is created by machine stitching on see through fabrics. By raising the artwork from its background light and reflection enable its shadow to be the prominent picture and to tell a story.

The Big Show: Fashion Show

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 7.30 PM

Fashion and textiles students will show off their final year collections in our annual Fashion Show, which is part of The Big Show 2016.

An evening with the Duke of Devonshire

Thursday, 2 June 2016 at 6.30 PM

The Duke of Devonshire will present an illustrated talk on the gardens and landscape of Chatsworth in Derbyshire with reference to the change of appearance, management and features in the garden and landscape from the 1st Duke to present day.

Dr Christine Padesky Workshop - Strengths-Based CBT for Vulnerable Clients and Chronic Issues

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 8 June 2016

This is the University of Derby’s final workshop with Dr Padesky. After 2016, she plans to teach fewer workshops outside North America so she can complete several writing projects, devote more time to consultation, and develop international training programs that require less travel.

The Big Show: Film Premiere: Cine16

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 at 7.00 PM

This screening showcases the best work from our graduating Film Production students.

The Big Show: Schools and Colleges Day

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 at 9.30 AM

This exciting and vibrant event is planned especially for schools and colleges to ignite the imagination of visitng students and enable them to explore the wide range of Art, Design, Media, Performance and Engineering subjects exhibiting at this year's show.

Wendy Hirsh's Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 at 5.30 PM

Our Visiting Professor of Career Development Dr Wendy Hirsh, will give her Inaugural Lecture at the University this June.

Bishop of Derby: Ending Modern Slavery

Monday, 27 June 2016 at 6.30 PM

The Bishop of Derby will talk about the challenge of ending modern slavery in this free public lecture at the University of Derby.

DEERS Conference

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 at 9.00 AM

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.

Sounds in Space

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 at 9.30 AM

Sounds in Space hosted by Creative Technologies Research Cluster.

Every contact leaves a trace: forensic science and its role in criminal investigation

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 at 6.30 PM

Dr Ian Turner, Head of Forensic Science at the University of Derby, will look at the role of forensics in modern criminal investigations.

The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158

Thursday, 30 June 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 19 August 2016

The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition is the longest standing exhibition of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854.

AA2A 2015 - 2016 Exhibition

Monday, 4 July 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 26 August 2016

Exhibition of the work of four artists, Carol Adlam, Francesca Moore, David Newey and Katrinka Wilson participating in the Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) 2015– 2016 project.

A is for Art, A is for Africa

Monday, 4 July 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 29 July 2016

The exhibition will include five large scale artworks which will be over one and a half meters tall along with photographs depicting life in the village compound. To set the atmosphere music and tribal singing will be played in the background.

MA Education Works!

Thursday, 7 July 2016 at 4.00 PM

Our annual event celebrates the work of our masters community through presentations and exhibitions in an informal setting where you can network with other interested colleagues.

Department of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences Teachers Conference

Friday, 8 July 2016 at 9.30 AM

Join us for an exciting and inspiring day of professional development with the Department of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences. Conference workshops will be available in a variety of areas such as Law, Criminology, Policing, Sociology and International Relations.

Humanities, Journalism and Media Teachers Conference

Monday, 11 July 2016 at 9.30 AM

Join us for an exciting and inspiring day of professional development with the Department of Humanities, Journalism and Media.

Reinventing the Landscape

Monday, 1 August 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 26 August 2016

Kerri will be inviting members of the public who have lived or worked in Derby to become involved in the project by contributing stories, photographs and ephemera, documenting personal recollections of the changing city.

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.

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.

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Derbyshire Open Arts Festival

Running until: Monday, 30 May 2016 at 5:00 PM

Visit Banks Mill Studios during the Derbyshire Open Arts festival and meet over 17 artists, designers and makers under one roof. See our artists in their working studios and buy or commission original artwork and handmade products direct from some of Derbyshire’s best artists, designers and makers.


The Big Show: Exhibition

Running until: Saturday, 11 June 2016 at 5:00 PM

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