The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars and pubs. We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out and no prior knowledge of the subject is required.
It is run mainly by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012.
Pint of Science aims to include all areas of research. Events are divided into the following six themes: Beautiful Mind – neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology; Atoms to Galaxies – physics, chemistry, maths; Our Body – human biology, health, and medicine; Planet Earth – earth sciences, zoology, plant science; Tech Me Out – technology, engineering, and computing; and Our Society – sociology, law, history, policy.
Typically, a group of three to ten organizers take on representing and showcasing one of these themes. The event organizers are responsible for finding a single venue for the three evenings of the festival and for planning and running three separate events related to their chosen theme.