PubhD Nottingham #10 (October 2014): Cosmology, Biology and Archaeology

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

When

Wednesday 22 October, 2014 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

  • Clare Burrage (Cosmology) is a Theoretical Cosmologist, trying to understand mysterious Dark Energy. She spends her days trying to find out if it’s possible detect its interactions with ordinary particles.
  • Bart Pander (Biology) is a Microbiology PhD student. He is looking into how we can use bacteria to improve production of biofuels, which can help meet our increasing energy needs.
  • Ali Sarihan (Politics) is an author of “Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question”. At Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations he is focusing on social movements, revolutions and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. Cancelled due to illness.
  • Sera Baker (Archaeology) is a Roman Archaeologist who spends her days trying to understand the lives of non-elite Romans such as slaves, the poor and the middle classes. Sera spoke at the first ever PubhD about shops in Pompeii and has kindly stepped in as a last minute replacement to talk about something different, but definitely Roman archaeology related!

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PubhD Nottingham #9 (September 2014): Business, Psychology and Politics

Cocoa drying

When

Wednesday 17 September, 2014 at 7:45 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

  • Lauren McCarthy (Business) is a PhD student from the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility here in Nottingham. She is researching gender equality in cocoa supply chains.
  • Laura Lantz (Psychology) is a research student at the University of Leicester. “Re-reading” is a technique very common in skilled readers, which suggests that it may be an important process for understanding text. Laura is using eye tracking technology to understand this process.
  • Louise Kettle (Politics) is studying how the Foreign Office, Ministry of Defence and the intelligence agencies try to learn from history, using their experiences of recent wars in the Middle East.

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PubhD #5: Biology, Music and Politics

Staphylococcus aureau Magnification 20,000

PubhD #5 is nearly here! It is on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room).

After the “neuroscience special” we had for PubhD #4, we’re back to our normal format: three students from completely different academic backgrounds 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.

The speakers are:

  • James Gurney is a PhD student in Microbiology at Nottingham University. His area of research is socio-microbiology. This is the study of how social structures of bacteria populations affect things like virulence. They use evolution theory (kin selection) to examine relationships within bacterial pathogens. He also writes the ‘History of Infection‘ blog.
  • Philip Boast is a PhD student at the Department of Music at Nottingham University. His research area is Music Performance and Phenomenology, with the focus being on rhythm and temporality.
  • Emily St.Denny is a PhD candidate in politics at Nottingham Trent, investigating the role of ideas in shaping contemporary French prostitution policies.

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