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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maggot racing, bones and organs – how PhD students can inspire the next generation of scientists

Posted on 26 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute […]

Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Posted on 20 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Shzphoto/Shutterstock Rebecca Windemer (School of Geography and Planning) Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But, due […]

Does everyone have a say in heritage? – Observations from the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Biennale Conference

Posted on 30 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Lui Tam, Welsh School of Architecture It is becoming evident that heritage is being studied by scholars from almost the entire spectrum of academic disciplines. Moreover, not only is […]

British film has a golden opportunity in Chinese video on demand

Posted on 15 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Home theatre. BPTU/Shutterstock China has the highest number of video on demand users in the world. Here, Hiu Man Chan (School of Journalism, Media and Culture) tells us why exporting […]

Could diagnosing sepsis be as easy as using a pregnancy test?

Posted on 1 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Nanorice: A still from the Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Overview video. What if diagnosing serious illnesses such as sepsis or cancer could be as easy as using a pregnancy test?  This […]

Alzheimer’s is slowly giving up its secrets – and ‘risk genes’ are just one piece of the puzzle

Posted on 3 September 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

David Smart/Shutterstock.com September is World Alzheimer's Month - an annual international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here, Anna Burt (School of Medicine) tells us […]