College of Life and Natural Sciences Events

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Upcoming events

Careers in Sport

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 10.00 AM

For the first time ever in Derby, 'Careers in Sport: Live' will help local schools and colleges understand the multitute of careers on offer within the sports industry.

Volcanoes and Global change?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

Since the 1990s there have been some significant advances in our understanding of the ways in which volcanism interacts with our surface environment.Earth’s surface response to volcanism has been suggested to be catastrophic in nature over both shorter and longer timescales.

Getting Great Data series: Workshop 1 - Qualitative Interviews

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 9.30 AM

This interactive workshop is ideal for student and staff researchers across all levels.

#ScienceTALKS: What do we know about yellow band disease?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 6.00 PM

By Guest Lecturer, Professor Aldo Croquer from Caracas University, Venezuela

HPV - Why men should be asking for the cervical cancer vaccination

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 5.30 PM

A talk by our Head of Biosciences, Dr Gillian Knight

Intro to Quantitative Research Methods using SPSS

Monday, 21 November 2016 at 9.30 AM

Special 2-day course this November


#ScienceTALKS 2

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Is it possible to manage and mitigate reefs through coral restoration? This series of special talks follows reef research, how they are faring against climate change and what are the major coral killers.‌


Mining: To dig or not to dig?

Running until: Tuesday, 17 May 2016 at 9:56 AM

On Monday 14 March 2016, we launched our new MSc Environmental Assessment and Control by inviting industry specialists to debate the contentious issue of mining in the 21st Century.


Professor Paul Gilbert: Inaugural Lecture

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Widely respected for his bestselling text ‘The Compassionate Mind’, our Visiting Professor of Compassion, Psychology & Healthcare will be exploring the subject of his more recent work on Compassion Focussed Therapy – past, present and future.


RSC Griess Lecture

Running until: Friday, 20 November 2015 at 2:00 PM

Hybrid organic-inorganic systems as light-harvesting antennae


ScienceTALKS: Apocalypse Now (or maybe tomorrow)

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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.


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

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


ScienceTALKS: The Child Driven Education

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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.


BASES Student Conference 2015

Running until: Friday, 8 May 2015 at 12:00 AM

The BASES Student Conference is a prestigious event where students are provided the opportunity to present their research within the multidisciplinary field of Sport and Exercise Science.


Nick Draper Inaugural Lecture

Running until: Thursday, 7 May 2015 at 12:00 AM

Professor Nick Draper's Inaugural Lecture, Change Your World: Physical Activity for All, was held on Tuesday 5 May.


Students win at FIRN 2015

Running until: Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 2:54 PM

University of Derby students earn FIRN prizes at 2015 event


Undergraduate Research Conference 2015

Running until: Friday, 7 April 2017 at 12:00 AM

Our 3rd annual Sport and Exercise Undergraduate Research Conference took place on Friday 27th March. This event gives our current final year students the opportunity to showcase the findings of their independent studies.


Alison Caudy wins RSC Award

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RSC prizes are awarded to undergraduates achieving the highest overall mark for chemistry practicals throughout their first year within their university.