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Latest events

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

Upcoming events

The Big Show 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 12.00 AM
Running until Sunday, 11 June 2017 at 12.00 AM

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

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 2.00 PM
Running until Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 4.00 PM

Be a simulated patient to help recreate training scenarios for our student nurses, radiographers and occupational therapists.

Faith in Science 4 - Hasn’t Science disproved God?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 5.45 PM

From Enlightenment to Entanglement - our public lecture series in partnership with Derby Cathedral.

General Election 2017: Derby North hustings

Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 5.30 PM

Parliamentary candidates for the Derby North constituency will take part in a debate at the University of Derby in this event which is jointly organised with the University of Derby Students Union and BBC Radio Derby.

Le Livre Libre - an exhibition of artists' books and illustrative prints

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 11.00 AM
Running until Friday, 23 June 2017 at 5.00 PM

'Le livre libre' (The Free Book) is an original exhibition of artists' books and illustrative prints created by Green Door Printmaking Studio's Print Guild.

Film Premiere: Cine16

Monday, 5 June 2017 at 6.00 PM

Come along to this year’s Film Premiere in The Big Show 2017 to watch films produced by final year students at the University of Derby.

The Big Show: Fashion Show

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 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 2017.

Derby Book Festival 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017 at 12.00 AM
Running until Saturday, 17 June 2017 at 11.59 PM

The third Derby Book Festival returns in venues across the city with over 70 book related events and activities for all ages and interests. Funded by the University of Derby.

Radicalism and Popular Protest in Britain 1790-1820

Friday, 9 June 2017 at 9.00 AM

This academic conference coincides with a number of activities in Derbyshire and across the East Midlands to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the Pentrich Uprising of June 1817.

In Conversation with Paul Cummins MBE

Friday, 9 June 2017 at 4.00 PM

An audience with University of Derby honorary and alumnus Paul Cummins MBE as he talks about his career since graduating. The event will be hosted by Professor John Coyne CBE, former Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Women in Engineering - pathways into an engineering career

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 6.00 PM
Running until Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 9.00 PM

Our free event is aimed at inspiring girls aged 14-19 into rewarding and exciting careers. Families, careers teachers, teachers, mentors and anyone interested in careers in Engineering areas are most welcome.

Community, Identity and Commemoration: Britain and the First World War public conference

Friday, 23 June 2017 at 1.00 PM

Join us at this public conference where the continuing reinterpretation of the battle will be discussed as we approach the 100th anniversary of the ‘Battle of Mud’.

Data Crayon - Exhibition by Alice Adams

Monday, 26 June 2017 at 10.00 AM

An exhibition showcasing a series of new paintings and digital artworks by Alice Adams

Nature Connections Conference 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 9.00 AM

Nature Connections 2017 brings together key people from research and provider communities with an interest in this area. The day will provide a forum for sharing and learning from the latest research and practice in nature connection.

AA2A Resident Artist Exhibition

Monday, 3 July 2017 at 9.00 AM

Four artists explore, extend, reposition and reconnect their practice.

Early Years Teacher Team Conference 2017

Saturday, 8 July 2017 at 9.30 AM
Running until Saturday, 8 July 2017 at 4.00 PM

Delegates will experience a key note speech led by a sector expert, followed by 3 workshops designed to provide opportunities for sharing practice and gaining new and practical initiatives for practice.

Surface Details

Monday, 17 July 2017 at 10.00 AM
Running until Friday, 4 August 2017 at 3.00 PM

Contemporary glass artist, Stevie Davies, will be showcasing a new series of works which she has created in her studio at Banks Mill.

Research Showcase - Department of Health Care

Thursday, 20 July 2017 at 9.00 AM

The Department of Health Care Practice are hosting a Research Showcase Event to showcase research activity across the department, from both staff and students.

Health and Social Care Perspectives of Refuge and Migration in Europe

Monday, 23 October 2017 at 9.00 AM
Running until Friday, 27 October 2017 at 12.00 AM

Explore issues of migration and refuge that are relevant to existing social and political situations within Europe.

What's still currently running

Derbyshire Open Arts at Banks Mill Studios

Running until: Monday, 29 May 2017 at 5.00 PM

Visit Banks Mill Studios during the popular Derbyshire Open Arts festival on 27, 28 and 29 May to meet seven artists, designers and makers all under one roof.

Faith in Science 3 - Is there more to Life than Genes?

From Enlightenment to Entanglement - our public lecture series in partnership with Derby Cathedral.

Skills Test Preparation Days - Literacy

Running until: Friday, 19 May 2017 at 7.00 PM

If you’re feeling a little daunted by the Literacy Skills Test, our expert tutors can help you to brush up on your knowledge at our Preparation Days.

Skills Test Preparation Days - Numeracy

Our Numeracy Preparation Day is designed to help you develop your numeracy skills before you take your Skills Test.