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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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!

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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.