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Introduction to the PGF Committee: Jerome Ruddick, Social Secretary

Tell us a little bit about yourself Originally from Surrey, I moved to Devon at a young age, bouncing between state schools as I did so. Throughout this I’ve always been interested in history. Despite this, I originally wanted to become a Lego designer but then I realised I was rubbish at graphic design (a Read more about Introduction to the PGF Committee: Jerome Ruddick, Social Secretary[…]

Introduction to the PGF committee: Kevin Graham, Newsletter Editor

Tell us a little bit about yourself I live locally with my partner and have worked as a teacher for the past eleven years. We have three cats, and we like to visit historic sites. As a hobby, I am heavily involved in local amateur dramatic societies and I also enjoy reading fiction. Tell us Read more about Introduction to the PGF committee: Kevin Graham, Newsletter Editor[…]

PGF Seminar 25th November 1-2pm

We will be hearing from Harry Lewis a current second year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Harry’s research focuses on the Jacobite’s in the Caribbean, notably on the impact they had on the development and functioning of the British Empire in the region. Harry will deliver his paper  “Jacobite Rebellions in the Caribbean”.   For Read more about PGF Seminar 25th November 1-2pm[…]

Introducing the PGF Committee: Leanne Smith, Seminar Co-Ordinator

Tell us a little bit about yourself I live with my son Isaac (11) and my cat Arabella (Bella). Isaac is my absolute world. He’s the reason I decided to go to university as I want to inspire him to follow his dreams.  I absolutely love watching documentaries, my favourite was about ordinance survey maps! Read more about Introducing the PGF Committee: Leanne Smith, Seminar Co-Ordinator[…]

Introducing the PGF committee: Rob Granger, Chairman

Hi, I’m Rob and I’m a second year PhD student in history and currently the Chair of our Postgraduate Forum at Newcastle. After two years in Madrid trying (and mostly failing) to speak Spanish with a Yorkshire accent, and being torn between missing my dog back in the UK, and being able to go to Read more about Introducing the PGF committee: Rob Granger, Chairman[…]

PGF Seminar 18th November, 1-2pm

We will be hearing from Elly Polignano a first year PhD candidate within our school. Her research focuses on the wide-spread literary form of the epigram and her thesis will offer the first critical edition and commentary of Marcus Argentarius’s thirty- seven epigrams.  Elly will deliver her paper “P.Oxy. 3723: limits and ambiguity on the elegiac genre“. For Read more about PGF Seminar 18th November, 1-2pm[…]

PGF Seminar 11th November, 1-2pm

Our next seminar will take place online on Wednesday 11th November 1-2pm.   Adrian Pole Seminar We will be hearing from Adrian Pole a current PhD candidate at University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on cross-cultural interactions between international volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and the people, places, and politics of 1930s Spain. Adrian will deliver his paper “No exit today – Read more about PGF Seminar 11th November, 1-2pm[…]

Postgraduate Forum Seminars – Semester 1 Timetable

We have a full schedule for our first semester covering a broad range of fantastic subjects. All the seminars for semester 1 will take place online and details of the Zoom meeting will be sent in the week prior to the seminar. Grab a cuppa and join us on Wednesday’s 1-2pm.   11th November – Read more about Postgraduate Forum Seminars – Semester 1 Timetable[…]

16th Annual PGF Conference

Our annual post-graduate forum conference is less than two weeks away! This year’s theme is ‘Conflict’ and a variety of papers are lined up from History, Classics and Archaeology. Here is our Conference program.  Feel free to come and go throughout the day, registration is not necessary. Hope to see you there, The PGF Committee Read more about 16th Annual PGF Conference[…]