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Doctoral Academy Champions, Research, STEM

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Posted on 22 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

www.shutterstock.com Josh Davies, School of Chemistry Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the tale illustrates the real fundamentals of the nanoscience researchers are working on today. Nanoscience is the study of
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Research

‘I knew how to sell my body and maintain a sense of reality’: Drag King pioneer’s private letter to Angela Carter

Posted on 7 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

evaleenage/Shutterstock Marine Furet, School of English, Philosophy & Communication This story begins with a serendipitous find at the British Library, during a research trip to examine the archives of writer Angela Carter. Carter’s correspondence attests to the friendships and literary connections that she formed during her life. But on that particular trip it was a
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Events, Public Engagement, Research

A striking visual PhD showcase: Images of Research 2018

Posted on 19 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

On 11 December 2018, over 150 people gathered for the Doctoral Academy’s fifth Images of Research event. Images of Research is one of our most popular annual events, and attracts a wide audience of researchers, other Cardiff University students and staff and even the general public. Earlier in the year we invited postgraduate research students
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Research

European film festivals could learn a lot from London’s diplomatic approach to Chinese cinema

Posted on 3 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Cathy Yan’s Dead Pigs. BFI London Film Festival Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture The 2018 BFI London Film Festival featured a spectacular programme of 225 films from 77 different countries. A wonderful showcase in its entirety, but this was also the largest showcase of Chinese cinema in the film festival’s history.
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