Future Events

Some dates for your calendars.

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

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: Thursday, 27 April 2017 – Lavender Languages and Linguistics special

Lavender Languages and Linguistics 24 (#LavLang24) is an international conference being held in Nottingham in April 2017. The theme of the conference is “Language, Gender, and Sexuality”. Three conference attendees will talk about their research at this PubhD special.

  • Katie Ward (Sociolinguistics) is a third year PhD student in the Department of Culture at Sunderland University. She is researching the lived experiences of trans people in North East England, compared to their representations in the mass media. Her focus is on how trans people name and label themselves and their experiences.
  • Paul Michaels (Social Science) is a part-time PhD student at Durham University and his research examines the motivations for men to become a sign language interpreter and their experience within this predominantly female profession. His previous research includes such topics as the identity, culture and language of the Deaf gay male community, gay sign variation and dating app usage of the Deaf gay male community.
  • Sam Rosen (Applied Linguistics) is a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Nottingham whose research explores the identities of asexual people (those who don’t experience sexual attraction) in an online community.

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

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

*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.
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*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.
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*PubhD #44 Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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*PubhD #45 Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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

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