Tickets have been launched for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which will see over 24 university scientists take to the stage in pubs across Bath.
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.
University of Bath researchers can be caught speaking at various pubs across the city, including Bath Brew House, Bath Function Rooms, The Huntsman, and The Edge University of Bath. Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website (pintofscience.co.uk), with each evening costing only £4.
Attendees in Bath will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including:
- Erasing unwanted memories
- Living & learning in a connected world
- Dancing Robots
- Water-fuelled cars? Really?
Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of fun, science-related activities including live experiments, fun quizzes, geeky puzzles, engaging stories and other interactive activities.
The festival kicked off with a National Launch in London on 3rd April, featuring Bath’s own Pint alumni, Dr Saiful Islam (Professor in Chemistry).
A local launch will happen at the University of Bath on 6th May during the Bath 50th anniversary festival.
Debra DeLoach, a postgraduate researcher in the University’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry and this year’s Festival coordinator, said: “Pint of Science is back in Bath for its fourth year – and it’s bigger than ever!
“We’re proud to showcase the fascinating research taking place at the University and are looking forward to engaging others with the love and joy that we for our craft. We hope you join us and fall in love with science too!”
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”, said 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.”