At Plymouth we have a vibrant postgraduate student community that organises a variety of talks and discussions for students and the public.
Our lunchtime sessions cover a wide variety of topics from multidisciplinary speakers at different stages in their academic careers, from undergraduates to PhD students and post-doctorates.
The aim of the sessions is to promote the understanding of Nobel Prize winning research, which underpins so many of the technologies, medicines and discoveries that we rely on in everyday life (see the Nobel Prize website for more information).
The sessions also provide a platform for students to practise their presentation skills in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and improve their science communication skills.
Outside of University, we also run the annual 'Science in the News Explained' evening session during British Science Week in March, which is aimed at the public and held at the University.
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If you would like to get more involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message on our Facebook page.
All are welcome to our talks.
The Nobel Sessions are sponsored by the Doctoral Training Centre in Biosciences within Plymouth University.
Wednesday 19 October: Bad Pharma - what happened when we tried to correct the record on 58 misreported clinical trials
- Speaker: Henry Drysdale, Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford.
Henry Drysdale is a graduate-entry medical student at St Anne’s College, Oxford and is working with Ben Goldacre on the COMPARE project which is attracting quite a lot of attention in the world of clinical trials.
This particular talk is expected to attract some members of the general public and is being both organised and advertised by some outside bodies, for example Plymouth Humanists and ScepticsInThePub.