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PubhD: Glasgow Empire, Education Accessibility & Artificial Data

February 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow.

The format is nice and simple:
1: Three researchers will each have 10 minutes to talk about their subject area to an interested audience in a pub
2: There will be up to 20 minutes of (friendly!) Q&A per speaker.
3: Each speaker gets at least one pint (or other drink of their choice).
A whiteboard/flip chart and coloured pens will be provided.

Speakers & Topics:

William Wallis:
Sometimes we construct models of parts of the world that are very nuanced, such as parts containing human behaviour. Testing these models requires data — but it’s not always easy to collect lots of high-quality data about a complex subject! My PhD studies the generation of artificial, realistic data about those systems, so we can learn things about them

Sushant Setia:
Working on accessibility to higher education for the disabled in India

Lydia Murtezaoglu: Glasgow, Second City of the Empire?
Citizens of Glasgow know that the city used to be called the Second City of the British Empire, what they may not know is that other cities claimed to be the second city too. These cities included Calcutta (the other half of my research), Dublin, Manchester and Liverpool. I’ll be talking about how and why Glasgow claimed this status within the Empire. To do this, I’ll be using the city’s International Exhibition of 1888 to explore how the city presented itself locally, nationally and internationally. It turns out people were as proudly Glaswegian then as they are now.

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Kickoff at 7pm sharp.
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

Accessibility: The talk is on the top floor of the store, however there is however a lift available for customers to use.


February 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Waterstones Sauchiehall Street
163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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