PubhD is 6 years old!

PubhD (from “Pub” + “PhD”) is now 6 years old! We created the Twitter account and this website in November 2013. The first event was held in Nottingham on January 22, 2014.

The idea quickly spread across the UK and into other countries. There have now been PubhD events in Ireland, Portugal, Finland, France, Rwanda, Belgium and Poland.

The are currently over 20 active PubhD locations. The full list can be found here.

At each PubhD event, three researchers, from any academic discipline, explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a pint or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

Don’t have a PubhD in your country or city? Get in touch and we’ll try to help you get started. The PubhD Format is easy to follow and works!

 

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The first PubhD outside of Europe: PubhD Kigali!

PubhD starts up in Africa tonight.

Congratulations to Lee Crawfurd for getting it up and running so quickly. It took him about one month from his initial “I’m looking to set up a PubhD in Kigali, Rwanda” email to the first event!

The topics and speakers are:

  • Politics: Ethnography of citizenship, political space, and discourse in Rwanda, Chaste Niwe, Yale University.
  • Drones: Using Drones for 3D/spectral imaging of natural and built environments, and the Internet of Things, Anthony Vodacek, Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Health: What we know about Venous thromboembolism among pregnant women in Kigali hospitals, Christine R. G. Ashimwe, U of Global Health Equity, Rwanda.

 

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PubhD comes to France! PubhD Bordeaux starts 6 June 2017

On 6 June 2017, the first PubhD Bordeaux event will take place at The HMS Victory pub. It is being organised by Lise Monneraud from Université de Bordeaux.

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At each PubhD event, three researchers, from any subject area, explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a drink or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

The subjects at the first event will be:

  • The idea of “loyal cooperation” in the EU.
  • Ions acceleration via lasers in plasmas.
  • Lifestyles (notably nutrition) and Alzheimer’s disease.

More information:

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New PubhD Locations: Porto, Oxford and Tampere

More PubhDs have started up around Europe: Tampere (Finland) and Porto (Portugal) had their first events last month and have future ones already lined up. Oxford (UK) have their first event next week.

At each PubhD event, three researchers, from any subject area, explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a drink or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

More details about these new PubhDs (and all other PubhDs – there are now 21 of them!) are on the locations page.

Want to start a PubhD in your city? Get in touch!

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