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Not Only That We Can, But That We Do

Krysten Blackstone | There has been a lot of talk lately about women in academia.  Even here on Pubs and Pubs we had a post about it by Roseanna recently. For those who did not get a chance to read… Continue reading →

Pub Spotlight: Aikman’s Bar Bistro

Drew Thomas | Students in every university town or neighborhood have their favorite pubs, whether they be for a night of debauchery or a quiet night out with friends. Depending on the weeknight, the same pub might host both activities…. Continue reading →

How to stay mentally healthy as a PhD student

By Marieke Krijnen | The mental health of PhD-students is an increasing cause for concern. A recent study conducted in Belgium found that one third of PhD-students was at risk of developing a common psychiatric disorder like depression. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading →

Which Strictly celebrity is your PhD?

By Richard Parfitt |     Continuing our long-running series of articles on ‘Which of these non-academic things is a metaphor for your PhD?’, and helping me to come up with a blog amidst my Saturday-night writer’s block, I’m going to… Continue reading →

Here us roar!: Women Role Models in Academia

By Roseanna Doughty | I was talking about the English Civil War with a group of undergraduates a few months ago, when to my horror one of my young female students remarked that the history of wars was really just for boys…. Continue reading →

Editing a Special Issue: Part One

By Laura Harrison | I am currently editing a special issue of the British Journal for Military History with my good friend (and good friend of Pubs and Pubs) Lucie Whitmore. Given that we each have one publication in peer-reviewed… Continue reading →

The Loves that Dare to Speak Their Name

By Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston |   The University of Oxford has a long and storied history when it comes to sexuality. Whether it be the epicureanism of Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde’s ‘love that dare not speak its name’, or Charles Ryder’s… Continue reading →

8 steps to writing a literature review

By Sam Grinsell | Almost every PhD student, and many others doing research projects, will have to write a literature review. For some of you this will be the first chapter of your thesis that you work on. But the… Continue reading →

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