Celebrating
Women’s
History
Month

Women’s History Month runs throughout March and includes International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March. The month honours the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history.

March is Women's History Month and provides an opportunity to remember, recognise and celebrate the meaningful contributions that women have made to society throughout history.

Throughout the month our Women and Allies Network and Aurora staff network host a programme of activities for employees and students, including development sessions and celebratory events.   

Events calendar

Date Event Where Is this event open to the public?  Do you need to book for this event? Related links
Throughout March Women's History Month - highlighted book display  Kedleston Road and Brittania Mill Library  No (staff and students only) No  n/a
Friday 1 March (10.30am-11.30am) Talk on 'The Legacy of Madmen' by Dr Teresa Forde (University of Derby / CivicLAB) Artcore, DE1 2DS Yes Yes Book your place at The Legacy of Madmen
Friday 1 March - Sunday 10 March History Makers: Unfolded (A Celebration of Derbyshire Women and Gender Diversity) Derby Museums, Derby Yes No Find out more about History Makers: Unfolded (A Celebration of Derbyshire Women and Gender Diversity)
Friday 8 March International Women's Day  Atrium, Kedleston Road No (staff and students only) No  n/a
Friday 8 March (11am - 5pm) "STAND UP!" - International Women's Day Exhibition Artcore Yes No  Find out more about "STAND UP!" - International Women's Day Exhibition
Friday 8 March (7.30pm - late) International Women's Day: Open Mic Night Deda cafe/bar Yes Yes Book your place at the International Women's Day: Open Mic Night
Saturday 9 March Women's Day Derby Festival  Derby Market Place  Yes No Find out more about Women's Day Derby Festival
Saturday 9 March Let's Celebrate Deaf Women Together  The Museum of Making (free but reservation needed)  Yes Yes Book your place at Let's Celebrate Deaf Women Together
Monday 11 March (6.30 - 8.30pm) Silent No More? Exploring ‘India’s Daughter’ and GBV (Gender Based Violence) through film. Screening and panel discussion.  One Friar Gate Square Yes Yes Book your place at Silent No More? Exploring 'India's Daughter'
Wednesday 13th March This Girl Can (various activities) more details TBC Sports Centre No (staff and students only) No  n/a 
Wednesday 20 March Aurora Network event - Women in Leadership Online  No (staff only) Yes TBC
Wednesday 27 March (12.30pm-1.30pm) Wellbeing at Derby: Menopause Cafe University of Derby, Kedleston Road  No (staff only) Yes Book your place at the Menopause Cafe 

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Women and Allies Network

The Women and Allies Network is a sub-group of the University Equality and Diversity Committee. Current members of the team represent academic staff, professional services and administrative staff across the University.

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