Next Event: PubhD #42 (Mathematical Physics, English Literature, Museum Research)

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

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Wednesday, 16 August 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.


  • James Gaunt (Mathematical Physics) is at the university of Nottingham and his research is in the field of quantum gravity. In this, we try to unify quantum theory and relativity into a single framework. His work entails studying certain mathematical structures that can be used to describe a theory of quantum gravity.
  • Sofia Aatkar (English Literature) is a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University and her research focuses on Caribbean-British travel narratives. She is interested in the extent to which Caribbean-born travel writers work within or against travel writing’s imperial inheritance.
  • Lilia Abadia (Museum Research) is a PhD student in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at University of Nottingham. She is researching how Brazilian and Portuguese museums create (post)colonial discourse about Africa in their long-term exhibitions.