Next Event: PubhD #37 (History, Engineering, Mental Health & Wellbeing)

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

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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

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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.


  • 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.