Introducing PubhD Leicester!

PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very New PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffin
simple format
and is popular with both punters and speakers.

Leicester Skeptics In The Pub hosted the very first PubhD Leicester event as a one off. One of the speakers at that event, Katie Dexter, loved the experience so much that she’s decided to make PubhD Leicester a regular thing.

Katie has created a website and a Twitter account and is now looking for volunteers to speak.

If you are a PhD* student (in any academic area) and are interested in explaining your work to a friendly audience in a pub in exchange for a pint or two, please get in touch. The next event is on 26 February and PubhD Leicester plans to run monthly after that.

*Or a EngD, or a EdD, or have already completed your PhD, or a post-doc (basically, want to talk abut any research that you’ve been involved in!).

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Can you explain your PhD in a pub in Manchester?

Introducing PubhD Manchester

PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very New PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffinsimple format and is popular with both punters and speakers.

PubhD Nottingham has been going for a year now. Over 30 local researchers have spoken about their research to a pub full of interested people.

Events have also taken place in Lincoln, Glasgow, Sheffield and Leicester.

Now, Manchester is about to join that list.

If you are a PhD student, or postdoc, at the University of Manchester, MMU or Salford University, and want to speak at PubhD Manchester, please get in touch.

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PubhD Nottingham #12 (January 2015): Computer Science, Medical Physics, History/Archaeology

It’s PubhD Nottingham’s one year anniversary! Happy Birthday to us!

Textiles: a cotton spinning wheel, a stove, and two insects


Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road


Three speakers will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

See The PubhD Format and About pages for more information about what to expect at an event.


  • Lesley Fosh (Computer Science) is doing a PhD in Computer Science, or more specifically, Human-Computer Interaction. Her research focuses on the design of digital technologies/mobile guides for museums and art galleries.
  • Rebecca Dewey (Medical Physics) is a neuroimaging physicist with an interest in measuring changes that we cause in the brain – with drugs, prosthetics, etc. Her current research is working out how the brains of profoundly-deaf people develop differently to hearing people, and whether that information is useful to us in deciding their treatment or predicting the effect of treatment.
  • Stephen Walker (History/Archaeology) is a 2nd year History/Archaeology student at the University of Nottingham. He is looking at the rise and fall of cotton spinning in the Leen valley, north of Nottingham, in the late 18th and early 19th century