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Lockdown won’t get us down

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ What a strange time we are getting through right now! It almost seems like we are facing a dystopian reality – the kind you only watch in movies: entire countries locked down, empty streets, people not allowed… Continue reading →

What I learnt during the baby stage of a science PhD

By Apple Chew |     Although 6 months is early into the journey of a PhD, it’s often good to reflect on what one has learnt since starting the degree. Here are some tips from a science PhD student… Continue reading →

Going anti-viral: Thinking together and apart

In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. T. S. Eliot, ‘East Coker’, no.2 of… Continue reading →

An Ode to Pubs and Pubs

Krysten Blackstone | Nothing in academia ever really goes as planned, does it? As I am sure many of you saw, our 5th anniversary month of postings was interrupted by the strikes across the U.K.   In our support of the strike action,… Continue reading →

Our Favourite Posts!

As part of our 5-year anniversary celebration, we are taking a look back at some of our favourite posts! With over 400 posts in our library, it is almost impossible to choose our favourites. But our past and present committee… Continue reading →

Five Years of Pubs and Pubs

Krysten Blackstone | ‘It started, as so many things do, at a wine reception.’ Laura Harrison, founding and long-time committee member, wrote those words in February of 2016 to celebrate the first anniversary of Pubs and Publications, fondly known to… Continue reading →

The five types of PhD student: a very scientific survey

By Giovanna Pasquariello ǀ After four months of serious research, dozens of hours of field observation and hundreds of notes, I can finally announce to the world the results of my most ambitious anthropological study: the five types of PhD… Continue reading →

Full-time dad, part-time PhD student, full-time worker

By Ben Hodges | “Oh, so you are doing a PhD! Is that because you want to be as brainy as your wife?” I’ll be honest, I never particularly wanted to do a PhD. The bits of my undergraduate and… Continue reading →

Balancing the sometimes changing and complicated relationship with our PhD supervisors

By Rachel Wilson-Lowe Having a good relationship with your supervisors can make the PhD process infinitely easier. But whilst the PhD can seem like an all-consuming part of our lives as students, it is important to remember that supervisors have… Continue reading →

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