Next Event: PubhD #62 (Politics, Biology, Philosophy)

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

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP.


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.


NOTE: Ella will be bringing along some small eight-legged friends who will be available for a meet and greet at the end of the night, they will be out of sight for the rest of the event. You don’t have to see them!

The speakers are:

  • 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”.