PubhD Évora’s first event: 16 June 2016

Portugal has another city hosting PubhD events!

Évora joins the other Portuguese PubhD locations of Lisbon, Guimarães and Braga. Their first event details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731977603745258/

At each PubhD event, three researchers from any subject area explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a drink or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

More information can be found at the PubhD Évora Facebook page, or you can follow their Twitter account, @PubhDEvora.

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PubhD Bristol’s first event: 1 June 2016

Another city gets to host a PubhD event: PubhD Bristol launches with their first event on Wednesday 1 June 2016. It will take place at The Robin Hood pub on St Michael’s Hill.

PubhD Bristol is being organised by Travis Bacon and Arne Scott.

At each PubhD event, three researchers from any subject area explain their work to an audience in a pub in exchange for a drink or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.

The first line up is:

  • Pam Lock: PhD student at the University of Bristol: “Drinking & Drunkenness in Victorian Fiction”.
  • Helena Quilter, PhD student in Sustainable Plastics at the University of Bath: “Pining for Plastics”.
  • Jake Barber, MRes Health Sciences at the University of Bristol: “Little Pricks: Improving the Efficiency of Nanospikes Against Bacteria”.

More information can be found at their Facebook group, their website or on Twitter.

Full details about the first event can be found here.

PubhD Nottingham #13 (February 2015): Archaeology, Media, and Physics

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Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where

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

What

Three speakers will explain their research to a bunch of people in the pub in exchange for a pint or two.

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

Who

  • Leslie Bode (Archaeology) is a second year Archaeobotanist PhD student in the Department of Archaeology studying hunter-gatherer diets in Jordan.
  • Renata Seredynska-Abou Eid (Media) is in the Department of Culture, Film and Media. She is researching Polish immigration to the UK in a broad sense, beyond just migration statistics.
  • Ciaran O’Hare (Physics) is a PhD student at the Nottingham University Centre for Astronomy and Particle Theory. He is working on the detection of dark matter.

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Introducing PubhD Leicester!

PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very New PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffin
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and is popular with both punters and speakers.

Leicester Skeptics In The Pub hosted the very first PubhD Leicester event as a one off. One of the speakers at that event, Katie Dexter, loved the experience so much that she’s decided to make PubhD Leicester a regular thing.

Katie has created a website and a Twitter account and is now looking for volunteers to speak.

If you are a PhD* student (in any academic area) and are interested in explaining your work to a friendly audience in a pub in exchange for a pint or two, please get in touch. The next event is on 26 February and PubhD Leicester plans to run monthly after that.

*Or a EngD, or a EdD, or have already completed your PhD, or a post-doc (basically, want to talk abut any research that you’ve been involved in!).

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Can you explain your PhD in a pub in Manchester?

Introducing PubhD Manchester

PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very New PubhD Logo-200x200-by Barbara Griffinsimple format and is popular with both punters and speakers.

PubhD Nottingham has been going for a year now. Over 30 local researchers have spoken about their research to a pub full of interested people.

Events have also taken place in Lincoln, Glasgow, Sheffield and Leicester.

Now, Manchester is about to join that list.

If you are a PhD student, or postdoc, at the University of Manchester, MMU or Salford University, and want to speak at PubhD Manchester, please get in touch.

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Gonna Be An Engineer

Firstly, Kash and I have been stunned by the response we’ve had to the idea for PubhD. I’ll admit I wasn’t certain that we’d have enough volunteer speakers to go round… but with over 20 already we’re set for some amazing meetings.

The topics suggested so far are wonderfully varied and range from History and Bio-fuels to Robotics and Disease. We will also be taking in Criminology, as well as Portuguese and American literature.

A Smorgasboard of interesting things for interested people!

In keeping with the range of subjects we saw a recent blog post from the Association of Engineering Doctorates, who shared both our enthusiasm for the idea and awful puns:

We like this idea, but think it needs to extend to Engineering Doctorates (EngDs), so would like to propose that our friends in Nottingham also allow some “InngD” talks by EngD research engineers.

So, to demonstrate our commitment to all flavours of qualification and in solidarity with our brother and sister Engineers…here’s Peggy Seeger.

Next steps are to confirm a date (Probably 22nd Jan) and a venue (Probably the Vat & Fiddle) and organise the first PubhD.

In the meantime please share the idea with people who might like to speak (PhD students or EngD students) or listen; or if they aren’t a Nottingham resident – start up one in their home town.