9th PubhD Manchester – Monday 18th April 2016

PubhD Manchester : April 18, 2016 1:35 pm : events

Would you like to speak at this event?  We’ll buy you a beer (or alternative beverage) if you do!  Crown & Kettle, 7.30pm.

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8th PubhD Manchester – Monday 21st March 2016

PubhD Manchester : March 21, 2016 1:40 pm : events

Tonight we’ll be at the Crown and Kettle again (it’s such a lovely pub), with Speakers on Collaborative Performance, and Philosophy.  Be there AND be square.  We’re also joined by a reporter from That’s Manchester, so get your Sunday Best on and join us this Monday!

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10th PubhD Manchester – Monday 16th May 2016

PubhD Manchester : February 23, 2016 1:30 pm : events

We’re back again, same time (7.30pm), same venue (Crown & Kettle), same format (whiteboard, pens, speakers, etc.).  Join us!

We have two speakers lined up already, but we’re looking for just one more.  We’re especially keen to get more Humanities students in front of the whiteboard, as while we’ve had a huge variety of topics from the sciences, academic research has a greater breath than only science and engineering!  We’ve done very well at attracting scientists to our events, but we’re ready for something completely different….

Are you, or someone you know, pursuing studies in the humanities at postgraduate level?  We’d love to hear about your research at PubhD.  Although you don’t get access to a projector (no Death By PowerPoint at PubhD), props are permitted in addition to the whiteboard and pens.  Bring something to make your talk memorable!

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11th PubhD Manchester – Monday 20th June 2016

PubhD Manchester : February 23, 2016 1:25 pm : events

Join us again on our regular third Monday of the month at the Crown & Kettle, Great Ancoats Street, 7.30pm until closing time. Speakers to be announced, but the events have been proving very popular.  So if you if you’d like to do a 10-minute talk on your postgraduate research, drop us a line now!

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22nd February 2016: Geological Disposal Facilities, Metamaterials, Schizophrenia

PubhD Manchester : August 24, 2015 3:05 am : events

Tonight, at an alternative venue (again), we have speakers on Building Biology, Cloaking Devices, and Schizophrenia.  Confused?  You might be now but read on, and hear the speakers’ stories for yourself at The Crown & Kettle, crowned (see what we did there?) one of Britain’s best pubs.

The set-up is the same as always:

Three local researchers. One whiteboard. Ten minutes each to explain what they do to anyone who wants to listen. This month, lots and lots of science!

Haydn Haynes is a PhD student in the School of Earth, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Manchester. He is working on the microbiology of construction materials intended for use in a Geological Disposal Facility, for the disposal of nuclear waste

Philip Thomas works in the Condensed Matter Physics group in the School of Physics & Astronomy and is also part of the NowNano CDT. People have dreamed up all sorts of wild futuristic inventions – invisibility cloaks, biosensors, perfect lenses – the list goes on. A problem with realising these ideas is that they all rely on optical phenomena that aren’t found in nature. The solution is simple: invent a new class of materials – metamaterials – with weird properties unlike any found in the natural world…

Lisa Heaney is a first year PhD student at the University of Manchester, in the department of Brain, Behaviour, and Mental Health. She is half psychologist, half neuroscientist, but luckily has yet to be called a “psycho-scientist”. Her PhD is to do with exercise and schizophrenia, specifically whether exercise helps to alleviate some of the symptoms of schizophrenia and how it works. Her research is translational, so she works in the clinic with people and with animal models of the disease. She also does a bit of science-related stand-up comedy, but won’t be subjecting you to that at PubhD. She is on Twitter as @lisaneuro

The event is free but there will be a voluntary collection on the night to pay for speakers’ drinks and to cover running costs.

We do have some of the future speaking slots booked already, but we’re always on the lookout for anyone with something interesting to say about their post-doctoral research.  If you’d like to join us either as a speaker or audience member, or if you just fancy a chat (are we going to regret saying this?), let us know at

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