Future Events

Some dates for your calendars.

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

PubhD #65: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

  • Blandine French (Medicine) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham funded by ESRC. Her research is focused on GPs’ understanding of developmental disorder, most specifically attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
  • Catrin Fear (Bioarchaeology) is researching lead use and its impact in medieval Britain, as well as the effects of lead poisoning on the skeleton. She is funded by the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
  • Charlotte Blake (Bioengineering) is a final year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She is currently using additive manufacturing (known to most of the world as 3D printing) to produce personalised heart implants.

PubhD #66: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

  • Ashley David Gallant (History of Art)  is a curator and PhD student at The University of Nottingham. His research looks at art collections held in museums, collections that are owned by us, the public. His research asks what role copyright law has had in deciding what art is in museums and if we changed copyright law would our public art collections be more radical?
  • Ashley Chhibber (Classics) is a first-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, working on Latin narrative poetry from the first century of the Roman Empire. His doctoral research focuses on breakdowns of speech and communication in poetic representations of civil war.
  • Anja Thompson-Rohde (History/Archaeology) has just submitted her thesis to the Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham. She has examined over 5,500 coins issued in England by William the Conqueror and his successor William Rufus, and has discovered fascinating stories about the time of the Norman Conquest. She has also investigated how UK museums are using their coin collections to tell these stories, and developed some recommendations for how they could improve this! Anja spoke at PubhD four years ago, when she was just starting out on her research; come along tonight to find out the results.

PubhD #67: Wednesday, 20 November 2019

  • Lucy Judd (History) is a Nottingham Trent University PhD student. She is researching examples of early modern Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire gentrywomen’s ‘receipt books’. These are, essentially, recipe compilations consisting of medicinal remedies and culinary favourites representing a culmination of domestic knowledge in the household, over a period of time. Receipt books hold interesting implications not only for the history of food and medicine in the local area, but also in identifying local networks of recipe sharing, and the ways in which women engaged with reading, writing and learning in the period.
  • Amy Manktelow (Politics) is researching International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. Specifically, she is looking at manipulation of the EU by the UK and what this means for UK/EU relations in context to external migration control.
  • Pip Logan (Medicine) is a Professor of Rehabilitation Research and an occupational therapist with a particular interest in preventing falls for older people. Pip is currently leading a large trial called Falls in Care Homes (FinCH). FinCH is exploring whether training care home staff in using a falls management tool can help to reduce falls and improve the quality of life for care home residents.

PubhD #68: Wednesday, 22 January 2020

  • Alex Marchbank (History) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham, supported by the AHRC Midlands 4 Cities doctoral training partnership. Her research looks at how people in late medieval England (c. 1450-1530) used their last wills and testaments as sites for self-expression.
  • Ben Curtis (Philosophy) is a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. His research is into metaphysics and ethics. He is currently working on the topic of moral status, seeking answers to the questions: What kinds of being have moral status? What grounds moral status? What does it mean to say that some kinds of being (e.g. humans) have a higher moral status than others (e.g. dogs)?
  • Jodi Watt (Medicine) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She uses MRI to look at the metabolism which underlies dementia, attempting to pinpoint where dementia may differ from healthy ageing.

PubhD #69: Wednesday, 19 February 2020

  • James Mcintosh (Social Psychology) – more info to come.
  • Hayfa Sharif (Medicine) is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham. She focuses on MRI approaches to study diseases of gastrointestinal function in children.
  • Jen Caddick (History) is a third-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on the social networks, political structures and ideologies that underpinned late medieval English kingship, and people’s experiences of political spaces and ceremonies.

PubhD #70: Wednesday, 25 March 2020

  • Christopher Booth (Archaeology/History) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on the archaeology of apothecaries in the seventeenth- and early eighteenth- century North Atlantic, he is particularly interested in the ways this material culture can help us examine the intersection of retail and medicine in this period.
  • Ruth Tarlo (Social Policy) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her research examines the experiences of people with mild learning difficulties who are looking for work.
  • Robin Huson (Anthrozoology) is a PhD student at the University of Exeter. Anthrozoology is the study of human-animal interactions. Robin is researching how dog trainers and dogs communicate with each other during training interactions.

PubhD #71: Wednesday, 29 April 2020

  • Grace Feehan (Computer Science) is a first-year student at the University of Loughborough researching artificial intelligence. Her work utilises an interdisciplinary approach (from backgrounds in Psychology and Robotics) to study game theory problems such as the notorious Prisoner’s Dilemma. Her current project is building a multi-agent system within which different and novel strategies for the Dilemma can be simulated – including using machine learning, emotion and mood modelling, and more.
  • Adam Edwards (English Literature) is a third year PhD student from the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the growing popularity of the Cyberpunk genre of Science Fiction. He is particularly interested in how it responds to rapidly developing digital technologies and how Cyberpunk can be used to critique how these technologies could exploit its users.
  • Jamie Smith (History) is a third-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham, researching medieval diplomacy. He focuses on relations between the English, Welsh and Scots in the tenth, eleventh, and early-twelfth centuries. He is interested in historic peacemaking methods, as well as what the medieval period can tell us about international relations in the twenty-first century.

PubhD #72: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

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PubhD #73: Wednesday, 22 July 2020

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PubhD #74: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

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PubhD #75: Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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PubhD #76: Wednesday, 21 October 2020

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PubhD #77: Wednesday, 18 November 2020

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