10 working days to prepare a doctoral trial lecture on a new topic!
In Norway, the doctoral candidate must successfully hold a trial lecture to gain their doctoral degree.
The challenge: 10 working days before the defence, the candidate is given a topic outside the scope of the doctoral thesis but within the overall field of study.
The topic of the trial lecture was: The Design of Games and Playful Experiences for Nonhuman Creatures.
You can watch the Zoom recording of the session in the video below. Note: The video starts with an introduction to the entire session with the Doctoral Defence afterwards, while the trial lecture starts at 5:30. The lecture lasts about an hour, including questions. If you want to watch the defence, you can do so here.