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!
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.
There are over 20 PubhD locations around Europe. The full list can be found here. (Sadly, the are no PubhD locations outside of Europe yet…)
Do you want to start a PubhD in your city? Get in touch and will try to help you get up and running!
Did you know we have a podcast? It’s called PodhD and is produced and presented by Guy Kiddey.
We sell t-shirts to fund the podcast – more details on how to get one on the new T-shirt page.
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.
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.
A new PubhD has its first event this Friday!
It is being organised by Elliot Hughes, a post-graduate student at Edge Hill University.
And they have very nice artwork to go with their launch.
PubhD Edge Hill
A couple of years ago, ScienceGrrl ran a few PubhD events in Sheffield. However, it’s been dormant since then.
Now Devon Smith and Emily Fisk are starting up PubhD Sheffield officially, with their own Twitter account and a shiny new website.
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. PubhD started in Nottingham in January 2014 and now there are 20 branches around Europe! A full list can be found on the PubhD Locations page.
The first PubhD Sheffield event is next week on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at Harrisons 1854.
The speakers and topics are:
- Isobel Williams: Giving meaning to feelings in Functional Neurological Symptoms
- Billy Bryan: Making medics mindful with feedback
- Emily Fisk: “Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold” – uncovering metabolism and how it could help fight antimicrobial resistance
Full event details can be found here.