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University researchers take part in Pint of Science Festival

Published: 24 April 2015
Pint of Science

The University have announced a unique line up of science talks, demonstrations and live experiments that will take place in pubs across the city in May.

Twenty five scientists will take to the stage as part of the international, three-day Pint of Science Festival that will see over 600 science evenings take place in 50 cities across 8 countries around the world.

Pint of Science organisers

Pint of Science was the idea of two researchers from Imperial College London who wanted to host an evening of talks in their local pub for its regulars and some of their colleagues. Three years later it has spawned the world’s largest festival of science public lectures, bringing the latest research to the nation’s favourite locals.

Southampton University researchers are taking part in this year’s festival, some of them are from the National Oceanography Centre. They can be caught speaking at various pubs across the city next month: The Dancing Man, The Red Lion, The Avondale House and Juniper Berry.

Pint of Science Southampton

Each evening costs only £3 and will feature a variety of exciting talks. These include ‘Adventures in the Outer Solar System’, ‘Making Replacement Body Parts in the Lab’, ‘What Do Drugs Do to the Brain?’ and ‘The Last Great Wilderness: The Deep Sea’.

Southampton co-ordinator and postdoctoral researcher Dr Silvia Lanati says:

“We are very excited to be bringing Pint of Science to Southampton. There is incredible research taking place here, and this is a fantastic opportunity for scientists to engage with the local community about their fascinating work.”

PhD student and co-ordinator Nathan Shammah added:

“By taking science to the pub, we hope to break down barriers and remove some of the mystery surrounding scientific research. Pint of Science is not a series of dull lectures but a chance to meet the real face of science, ask questions and have lots of fun!”

You can find more information about the science talks here.

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