Two new PubhDs start this month! Introducing PubhD Norwich and PubhD Birmingham

Exciting times! PubhD Norwich and PubhD Birmingham have just been added to the (growing) list.

PubhD Norwich’s first event is on 26 January 2016 at The Cellar House, which is near the University of East Anglia. PubhD Norwich is being run by Victoria MacDonald and Grahame MacDonald, who conveniently own The Cellar House!

You can find details about their first speakers at http://thecellarhouse.co.uk/events/pubhd-january/

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And on 27 January 2016, PubhD Birmingham kicks off. Their first event is at The Victoria pub, which is near New Street Station. PubhD Birmingham is being organised by Emma Dunne and Katie Oliver.

You can find details about the topics of the first event at https://www.facebook.com/events/929379420509614/

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PubhD Nottingham #16 (20 May 2015): Education, Marketing, Chemistry

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Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

More information and a map: https://pubhd.wordpress.com/pubhd-nottingham-venue/

What

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

The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be academic to understand them!

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

Who

  • Lexi Earl (Education) is a final year PhD in the School of Education. Her research explores food experiences in primary schools and focuses in particular on how policies are taken up in schools. She examines how food-related topics like obesity and ‘foodieness’ are adopted within the school setting, and how this effects the kinds of human beings we can become. She blogs about cake and the PhD experience at Philosophy and Madeleines.
  • Alex Hiller (Marketing) is the Head of Postgraduate Programmes at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University and in addition to teaching marketing and managing MSc and MBA courses, is in his eighth (yes, eighth!) and final year of a part-time PhD in the field of ethical consumption. His research examines clothing consumption and how ‘ethically-principled’ people make decisions and trade-offs to live in accordance with their values.
  • Stephen Kenny (Pharmacy/Chemistry) is a third year PhD student in the pharmacy department at the University of Nottingham. He is studying the surface chemistry of anti-biofouling coatings for ships

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PubhD Nottingham #15 (22 April 2015): Materials Science, Mapping, and Education

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Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

More information and a map: https://pubhd.wordpress.com/pubhd-nottingham-venue/

What

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

The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be academic to understand them!

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

Who

  • Jessica Butterworth (Materials Science) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham developing new glass optical fibres for a cancer detection system.
  • Mark Iliffe (Geospatial Information Systems) is researching mapping in developing countries and how to create better services using that data.
  • Alan Williams (Health/Education) is a Lecturer in the Division of Nursing and a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in resuscitation and Emergency Care. He is investigating how student and tutors create and develop web-based resuscitation educational resources for junior nursing students.

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PubhD Nottingham #14 (11 March 2015): Medicine, Law, and Microbiology

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Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

More information and a map: https://pubhd.wordpress.com/pubhd-nottingham-venue/

What

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

The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be academic to understand them!

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

Who

  • Chris Gaffney (Medicine) is a post doctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham Medical School. His PhD work looked at how the body produces energy and how this changes as we get older and in response to certain drugs.
  • Rossella Pulvirenti (Law) is a third year student in law. Her research focuses on witness protective measures at the International Criminal Court and how they affect witnesses’ and defendants’ rights.
  • Benjamin Swift (Microbiology) is a post doctoral research fellow at the School of Biosciences. He is researching new diagnostic methods for tuberculosis and cystic fibrosis.

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PubhD Nottingham #13 (February 2015): Archaeology, Media, and Physics

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Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

What

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.

Who

  • Leslie Bode (Archaeology) is a second year Archaeobotanist PhD student in the Department of Archaeology studying hunter-gatherer diets in Jordan.
  • Renata Seredynska-Abou Eid (Media) is in the Department of Culture, Film and Media. She is researching Polish immigration to the UK in a broad sense, beyond just migration statistics.
  • Ciaran O’Hare (Physics) is a PhD student at the Nottingham University Centre for Astronomy and Particle Theory. He is working on the detection of dark matter.

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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!

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When

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

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

What

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.

Who

  • 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

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PubhD Nottingham #11 (November 2014): Biology, Astrophysics, Art & Design

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When

Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

What

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.

Who

  • Alex Wilcox (Biology) is studying the effects of different mutation rates on evolution.
  • Ken Duncan (Astrophysics) studies the growth and evolution of galaxies over the first few billion years of the universe (~11-12 billion years ago) as part of the largest project in the history of the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • David Younger (Art and Design) is studying in the Art & Design department of the University of Lincoln. His research is in the creative design techniques involved in theme park and themed entertainment design.

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