Writing a PhD Thesis

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: learning@linnean.org
0207 434 4479 ext 228
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LINNEAN LEARNING 14:00–17:00 Tuesday 15 January 2019

Writing the thesis is perhaps the most daunting task facing a PhD student, but it is also a unique opportunity, not only to demonstrate what has been achieved, but also to discuss results and their interpretation in a broader context than is often possible in a scientific paper. This workshop will look at what is involved and how best to tackle it. It will consider the basic organisation of a thesis, and how this might be modified depending on the nature of the PhD project, and the value of early planning of the thesis structure. It will also discuss different ways of tackling the writing itself, as well as the importance of attention to detail and individual university requirements. This workshop will enable individuals to think about how they construct their thesis and develop their writing style.

Following her BSc and PhD at Bristol University, Dr Eileen Cox FLS held a number of research fellowships in the UK and Germany before being appointed as a researcher in diatoms at the Natural History Museum. She has supervised 9 PhD students and several Postdoctoral researchers, and examined a number of PhD theses for a range of universities. She has been Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Natural History Museum since 2007.

  • This event is free and open to all (though it will be particularly useful for PhD students).
  • Registration is essential. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 14:00.
  • Following the workshop, there will be a networking event in the library where tea will also be served.
  • This event is the third in a series of student skills events leading up to our first-ever Linnean Society Student Conference. More info can be found here.