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PhD in an Hour

  • Lovecrumbs 155 W Port Edinburgh, EH3 9DP United Kingdom (map)

One PhD student, one fascinating topic, one café, one hour. Enjoy a cup tea while a PhD student shares his/her interesting findings and groundbreaking ideas.  With students from a wide range of subjects, there will be something to tempt everyone’s intellectual appetite.  Make a PhD a piece of cake.

The aim is to demystify the PhD process and make it accessible to all.  Every PhD, no matter how technical or academic it sounds, will be explained so complete beginners to the topic can enjoy learning about groundbreaking research and ideas. 

Created in partnership with The Beltane Public Engagement Network -

This month PhD student Ilgin Aktenerwill be hosting.  

If I Swear, My Translator Swears:
An Analysis of Taboo and Swear Words Translations in a Conservative Socio-Cultural Context

Being passionate about literary translation, I was inspired to investigate unfairness of censorship on literary translation in Turkey through my research when the Turkish publishers and translators of Chuck Palahniuk’s Snuff (2008) and William S. Burroughs’ The Soft Machine (1961) were taken to the court on the grounds of obscenity in 2011 and are now facing 3-6 years of jail time.

Later Event: October 6
Cafe of Reminiscence