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St Cuthbert's Society

Research Fora

Postgraduate Research Fora, hosted by the Society and the Postgraduate Committee, are events at which both postgraduates and SCR members give brief talks on their current research. Anyone from the wider Cuth's community is welcome to attend to hear their research and join in the discussion. Topics have included King Arthur, Molière, galaxy formation, Austrian novels, fellowship among knights and among hobbits, philosophy, and landslides. In the upcoming event ‘One Slide Says It All’, any member of Cuth’s can encapsulate their research in a single image or set of images.These informal sessions allow research students to practice presenting their projects to non-specialists, whilst students discover what SCR members work on and undergraduates gain a better understanding of what research involves.

Upcoming Research Fora


Past Events

Metaphor

The first Research Forum of the year featured two of our PhD students, John Foxwell (Department of English and Hearing the Voice Project) and Harry Lewendon-Evans (Department of Philosophy), and SCR member and local artist Judy Hurst. John gave a lively talk on the cognitive role that metaphors play in our lives and how this intersected with his work on narratives and the presentation of auditory hallucinations in literature. Harry presented his work on the relationship between scientific models and understanding, looking at how a metaphor view of models could provide a useful way of thinking about the cognitive function of modelling practices. After a short break, we were given a very illuminating presentation by Judy Hurst, whose stunning work draws on a variety of symbolic and metaphorical meanings. Judy took us through some of her recent projects, where she has been inspired by the precision and beauty of mathematical equations and patterns in the natural world.

Cuth's Research Forum

20th November 2017, 19:30, SCR, 12 South Bailey

To be confirmed.

Hosted by the Postgraduate Committee, the Research Fora feature short talks by postgraduates, SCR members and final-year students on their current research. Open to all staff and students.