Fancy a pint? How about a Pint of Science?
The international, three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries. Founded five years ago by two UK researchers, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals.
This year, researchers from King’s College London can be caught sharing their work in various watering holes across London, including 93 Feet East, The Stag and The Colonel Fawcett. So get out to your local pub to check out some of the latest scientific research and enjoy a drink at the same time!
Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website with each evening costing only £4. Attendees in London will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including:
- Using Virtual reality of mental health problems by Dr Lucia Valmaggia (Clinical Psychologist Senior Lecturer)
- “My Pint sends text messages” by Dr Mike Chadwick (Lecturer in Geography)
Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of fun, science-related activities including live experiments, science comedy, fun quizzes, geeky puzzles, engaging stories and other interactive activities.
To catch more exciting Pint of Science events across London and all across the UK, go to their homepage: https://pintofscience.co.uk/.
Pint of Science was established five years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Festival founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin wanted to bring back the personal touch to science, giving everyone the chance to meet the real people behind the incredible research taking place in universities across the country. The duo are amazed by the growth of their idea into a global festival, which has spread to 12 countries around the world.
“Science can often get lost in translation, leading to the spread of pseudo-science and myths. The best way to overcome this is for people to be able to talk to scientists directly in a familiar environment, such as in a pub over a pint”, says Festival co-founder Dr Motskin. “We are in awe of how big the festival has become over the years, demonstrating the thirst there is to hear science from the source – the scientists. The festival gives everyone the chance to pick the brains of some of the UK’s most brilliant academics, breaking down barriers and giving unrivalled access to the people behind the science.”