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Doctoral researcher lunchtime series talks - pilot  

CANCELLED -  Monday 4 March 2024 - 13.00-14.00, Old Whiteknights House | Graham Moore, Department of History | Seafaring communities, maritime law and piracy

This pilot talk series was suggested by doctoral researchers. Depending on participation in the spring term talks we will be looking for volunteers to deliver short talks in the summer term.  Giving a talk provides useful practice in research communication to non-specialists in a friendly environment with peer feedback.  You can self-nominate by emailing


Fairbrother Lecture - 30 April 2024

The Fairbrother Lecture is a University public lecture named after one of the first students to be awarded a PhD from the University of Reading.  Shortlisting talks took place recently with a formidable range of excellent research presented by students. The speaker for 2024 will be announced shortly. 

Further information on the event and past speakers see


Induction for new doctoral students Thursday 25 April 2024, 11.00 - 12.00

We look forward to welcoming new students to our community, please book your place via RISIS. More  information about induction


Doctoral Research Conference - 12 June 2024

We look forward to gathering our community of doctoral researchers together for another celebration of doctoral research. Check out the 9 competitions and how to apply 

Doctoral Research Conference 2023

Watch some highlights from the Doctoral Research Conference in 2023.

You can see more of our PhD students talking about their research by visiting our Youtube playlist


Graduate School Research Highlights 2022

This publication captures some of the varied and incredible things that our doctoral researchers did in 2022. 

View the Graduate School Highlights 2022

Previous editions of the Graduate School Research Highlights