Future Events

Some dates for your calendars.

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

PubhD #62: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

  • Ibtisam Ahmed (Politics) is a PhD student at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. His thesis interrogated and deconstructs the ways in which the British Raj was an attempt at a colonial utopia, and he shifts the narrative to marginalised anti-colonial voices. It is titled “The Decolonial Killjoy: the British Raj as a space of political utopia”
  • Ella Deutsch (Biology) is a second-year PhD Student at the University of Nottingham SpiderLab. Her research looks into the evolution of spiders and their webs as hosts for a variety of organisms including tiny manipulative bacteria, parasitic insects, and even other spiders.
  • Neil Turnbull (Philosophy) is a Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He is researching “the philosophy of money”.

PubhD #63: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

  • Emily Chambers (History) is a first-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham. She studies how aristocratic women in the mid-sixteenth century could hold authority and exert influence, and how their social connections to each other and to male politicians enabled them to maintain political links to the Tudor regime.
  • Thomas Stanton (Geography) is a third year PhD student in the School of Geography. His research has quantified microplastic particles in the upstream reaches of the Trent Catchment and in atmospheric fallout across the University of Nottingham’s three UK teaching campuses.
  • Thea Lawrence (Classics) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Her thesis examines the use and representation of perfume and the perfumed female body in ancient Rome.

PubhD #64: Tuesday, 13 August 2019

  • Cassidy Croci (Viking Studies) is a first-year PhD student at the University of Nottingham with the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age. She uses Social Network Analysis to visualise familial, spatial, and social networks in Landnámabók, a medieval text recounting Icelandic settlement.
  • Joshua McAteer (Medical Physics) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. His work is mainly focused on trying to make MRI scans faster without reducing the image quality, as well as coming up with new ways of analysing the images from them.
  • Benedict Claxton Stevens (Biotechnology) PhD student at University of Nottingham working on methane eating bacteria and how they can be used to turn natural gas and waste gas from land fill and waste fermenters into animal feed and bioplastics, hopefully in a way that’s both environmentally friendly and economically viable.

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).
  • Matt Ward (History) is a British Academy postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham. He is currently working on a project focusing on loyalty in the late-medieval period.
  • 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.

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 Rohde (History/Archaeology) is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham and is researching the coins of William the Conqueror and William Rufus. She is investigating what the coins can tell us about the Norman Conquest and how they can be used in museums to tell us more about the period

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.




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