Future Events

Some dates for your calendars.

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

PubhD 36: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

  • Roy Smith (International Studies) is Course Leader for MA International Development at Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on small island states. He is currently investigating the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise in the Pacific and how island communities are responding to the challenges they are facing.
  • Jodie Davies-Thompson (Cognitive Neuroscience) is a vision scientist who has spent many years in the UK, Canada, and Italy, researching the visual system and the changes in the brain that occur when various parts of the visual system go wrong. She is particularly interested in face-blindness, and brain differences in blind and deaf people. She is currently undertaking a postdoc at the University of Nottingham. At this event she will focus on what happens to the hearing parts of the brain, in Deaf people.
  • Hayden Morgan (Geo-engineering) is doing an EngD at the University of Nottingham in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy. His project is on the effect of impurities within the CO2 stream on storage site microbiology. He is particularly looking at the effect of oxygen on hydrogen sulphide production.

PubhD 37: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

  • Carl Dixon (History) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham, studying the Greek sources of the Paulician Heresy (9th and 10th centuries).
  • Chris Morris (Mechanical Engineering) is a PhD student at Nottingham University. He is researching carbon fibre recycling. Carbon Fibre Composite Materials are seeing increasing use in vehicle manufacturing (cars and planes) due to their high strength and light weight. However there exists no commercial scale recycling infrastructure for carbon fibre and as carbon fibre is incredibly expensive to make, recycling some while maintaining strength and stiffness would significantly cut costs for applications that do not require brand new carbon fibres.
  • Gemma Goodall (Mental Health & Wellbeing) is the Research Ambassador for The Arts and Dementia Doctoral Training Centre (TAnDem), and a collaborator at Wellcome’s new project- Created Out of Mind: Shaping perceptions of dementia through art and science. Her main interests are on art and wellbeing within dementia, with a particular focus on musical engagement and interpersonal relationships. She will discuss the progress of Created Out of Mind, and will give an overview of current research taking place within TAnDem.

PubhD 38: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

  • Victoria Barnes (Psychology) is a 2nd year PhD student at Nottingham Trent University. Her research is about hoarding behaviours, and she is focusing on developing a new theory of how hoarding develops and the relationships people have with their possessions and living space.
  • 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.
  • Emily Mills (English Literature) is a PhD student in the School of English at Nottingham University. She is researching postmodern fiction and textual editing: researching whether scholarly editions of postmodern fiction can be produced without constraining and/or negating the very elements of a work that define it as postmodern.

PubhD 39: 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 40: 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.
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Please get in touch if you’d like to book one of the above TBC slots.

Provisional dates (exact dates be confirmed in June):

*PubhD 41: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

  • James Gaunt (Mathematical Physics) – more info to come
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*PubhD 42: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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*PubhD 43 Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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*PubhD 44 Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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*Provisional dates (exact dates be confirmed in June)


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