Future Events

Some dates for your calendars.

All events are at the Vat and Fiddle pub and start at 7.30 pm.

PubhD #40: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

  • Abi Rhodes (Critical Theory) is a M3C AHRC funded PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research addresses the role of conversation in campaigns by social movements for a more equal society and how such discussion is utilised within the policy documents of political parties.
  • Mark Anderson (History) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. His research considers change in male hair fashions in Britain between the 1950s and 1970s, and asks what this can tell us about attitudes towards authority, gender and consumerism during these years.
  • Tim Murray (Theology) is at the University of Nottingham and is researching ethics of money and wealth in the New Testament. Jesus said some radical things about money; the first Christians had to work out how to put this into practice! He is researching when the first Christians weren’t generous and why.

PubhD #41: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

  • Riccardo Di Sanza (Chemistry) is a sustainable chemistry PhD student at the University of Nottingham. In particular his field of study is synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Emma Doran (Physics) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research involves the development of whole body imaging on the 7T MRI system located in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre.
  • Clare Martin (Neurobiology/Genetics) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research is focused on a type of gene regulators called miRNAs. These can change the expression of genes at the level after DNA. She is particularly interested in how they can play a role in the development of and functioning the nervous system.

Provisional dates (exact dates will be confirmed in June):

Please get in touch if you’d like to book one of the TBC slots.

*PubhD #42: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

  • James Gaunt (Mathematical Physics) is at the university of Nottingham and his research is in the field of quantum gravity. In this, we try to unify quantum theory and relativity into a single framework. His work entails studying certain mathematical structures that can be used to describe a theory of quantum gravity.
  • Emma Nielsen (Psychology) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research looks at coping in relation to self-harm and suicidal behaviours. In particular her work focuses on behaviour change and how to best support recovery.
  • Lilia Abadia (Museum research) is a PhD student in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at University of Nottingham. She is researching how Brazilian and Portuguese museums create (post)colonial discourse about Africa in their long-term exhibitions.

*PubhD #43: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

  • Laura Finney (Chemistry) is a PhD student at The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry. She is interested in how we can use sunlight to do chemical reactions and molecules from plants, so that we can change chemistry for the better and have a better future for humanity.
  • Martina Magli (Economics) is a ESRC DTC PhD Student at the University of Nottingham. She looks at the effects of services offshoring on employment and wage at the local labour markets level and it affects income inequality in Great Britain.
  • Speaker TBC.

*PubhD #44: Wednesday, 18 October 2017

  • Esmeralda Bon (Politics) is an ESRC funded PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She is collaborating with the Committee on Standards in Public Life (the CSPL), an independent committee located in the UK cabinet office. Her research revolves around the standards and quality of the (communicative) behaviour of UK public office holders, especially in light of recent political events.
  • Andrew Gomm (Chemistry) is a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. He is conducting research in the field of biocatalysis. He is interested in how we can harness enzymes to perform chemical reactions that are traditionally find hard to achieve.
  • Anni Bailey (Applied Linguistics) is a PhD student in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on dementia and language, particularly relating to issues of stigma, representation and identity.

*PubhD #45: Wednesday, 15 November 2017

  • José Pinto (Chemistry) is a second-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. He’s currently working at the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry. His research is based in catalysis and trying to create a more sustainable jet fuel that can be used in current day engines, decreasing our dependency from fossil fuels.
  • Cleveland Barnett (Sport and Exercise Biomechanics) is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Nottingham Trent University. Cleveland’s research attempts to understand how lower limb amputation affects the performance of everyday tasks and how improvements in prosthetic design and rehabilitation may benefit individuals living with limb loss.
  • Jemaine Stacey – more info to come.

*PubhD #46: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

  • Laura De Simoni (English Literature) is a PhD student in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on representations of the Other in dystopian narratives of contemporary British theatre.
  • Speaker TBC.
  • Speaker TBC

*Provisional dates (exact dates will be confirmed in June)

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