Next Event: PubhD #68 (History, Philosophy, Medicine)

This page shows the next Nottingham event. For events in other locations see the PubhD Locations page.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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Where

The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
Nottingham
NG2 1NB

More information and a map: https://pubhd.wordpress.com/pubhd-nottingham-venue/

What

Three speakers will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.
The talks are at “pub level” – you don’t need to be an academic to understand them!

See The PubhD Format and About pages for more information about what to expect at an event.

Who

The speakers are:

  • 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.

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