Talks and lectures

Never stop learning: come to one of our upcoming talks, public lectures or conferences, led by academic experts from right across our University. Some are open to the public while others are aimed at professionals and practitioners from particular sectors.

Amy Douglas performing at Blast storytelling event
public lecture

**Event postponed**   Storyteller Amy Douglas reminisces about her teenage self and her apprenticeship with the late Duncan Williamson, alongside story, song and history. A discussion and a Q&A session on curation of Audio Visual archive materials will follow Amy's performance.

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**Event postponed**   As part of their degree second-year Literature and History, students take part in an annual public conference, where they present a series of papers based around a central theme. In 2020, reflecting the fact that it is an Olympics year, the theme is Mind and Body.

2 school children standing in the forest holding books

**Event postponed**   What we need if we are to understand the future for schools is debate.“What are schools for?” As a contribution to this much-needed debate, we have invited three headteachers from very different schools to present their visions of education and to invite teachers and students to join in the debate. 

Outside view of Derby QUAD lit up at night

**Event postponed**   An evening with award-winning, international Storyteller Peter Chand. During an hour-long performance, be transported by Peter's unique retelling of some of his favourite stories from India, the land of his parents.

Girl sitting on bench in park

**Event postponed**   The Nature Connections Conference will share the latest research evidence on the links between nature connectedness, well-being, climate change, and biodiversity and pro-nature behaviours.

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The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre's annual conference will showcase research aligned with four of the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, including ongoing research activity from staff and postgraduate research students.

Headshot of Stephan Reiff-Marganiec smiling
public lecture

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec discusses the great emergence of smart technology, the opportunity it provides to improve our daily lives, but also the human worries that are increasingly associated with it.

Artwork involving a squirrel lying down
public lecture

This two-day international animal studies conference aims to convey a sense of what the interdisciplinary field of animal studies looks like in 2020.

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