A couple of years ago, ScienceGrrl ran a few PubhD events in Sheffield. However, it’s been dormant since then.
Now Devon Smith and Emily Fisk are starting up PubhD Sheffield officially, with their own Twitter account and a shiny new website.
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. PubhD started in Nottingham in January 2014 and now there are 20 branches around Europe! A full list can be found on the PubhD Locations page.
The first PubhD Sheffield event is next week on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at Harrisons 1854.
The speakers and topics are:
- Isobel Williams: Giving meaning to feelings in Functional Neurological Symptoms
- Billy Bryan: Making medics mindful with feedback
- Emily Fisk: “Starve a Fever, Feed a Cold” – uncovering metabolism and how it could help fight antimicrobial resistance
Full event details can be found here.
It’s taken a few years for it happen, but PubhD London starts next week with their first event on 27 October 2016.
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.
Robyn Waite and friends launch PubhD London with the following speakers:
- Cerys Bradley, a PhD student at UCL studying Crime and Security Science, who’ll be exploring what privacy is and how we preserve it.
- Jessica Simpson, a PhD student studying sociology at City University. Her research explores student sex workers.
- Sahra Rae Taylor, a PhD student at City University in International Politics. Her research explores ‘Cosmopolitanism’ and how this is linked to education.
The event is at Topolski, Waterloo.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/200414003714924/
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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Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Vat and Fiddle pub (in the Golding’s Room),
12 Queen’s Bridge Road
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.
- 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.
PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very
simple format 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!).
Introducing PubhD Manchester
PubhD is a monthly event that showcases local research to the public. It has a very simple 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.