Pub goers can pair their pint with the latest scientific research as the University of Leeds brings Pint of Science to city watering holes.
Leeds is joining more than 100 cities around the world taking part in this global festival from 15-17 May. University of Leeds researchers will be speaking at six pubs across the city with a variety of talks including How to build a magnetic planet and Green skin care, myth or reality?
Dr Marieke Pingen, Leeds Pint of Science organiser and postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, said: Pint of Science is returning bigger and better for its second year in Leeds. Were excited to be bringing more world-class researchers out of the university and into the pub to tell people about the amazing science happening in the city.
More than 40 University of Leeds researchers will be leading the line-up of talks as well as fun, science-related activities including live experiments, science comedy and fun quizzes.
Pint of Science schedule:
Launch event The Social
- Free taster event: Celebrating tickets going on sale for Pint of Science festival, there will be talks from Leeds scientists Dr Lewis MacKenzie and Dr Jessica Haigh, as well as interactive demos to explain everything from volcanoes to robots, Monday 3 April 7pm-8.30pm
Planet Earth The Brunswick
- Climate: local solutions to global problems, Monday 15 May 7pm-9.30pm
- The Earth strikes back, Tuesday 16 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Bioenergy: solutions before chaos, Wednesday 17 May 7pm-9.30pm
Atoms to Galaxy Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
- All the small things, 15 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Energy storage hunters, 16 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Molecules and magnetism in interstellar space, 17 May 7pm-9.30pm
Tech Me Out Dock 29
Beautiful Mind Duke Studios
- Battling brain cancer, 15 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Mind control, 16 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Talking heads 17 May 7pm-9.30pm
Our Body - The Social
- The chem-mystery of life, 15 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Heart @hack, 16 May 7pm-9.30pm
- Skin, care? 17 May 7pm-9.30pm
Genes, Bacteria & Diabetes - The Royal Park
For the full list of Pint of Science talks, and booking details, visit the festival webpage.
Pint of Science was established five years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.
Pint of Science cofounder Dr Michael Motskin said: 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.
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 UKs most brilliant academics, breaking down barriers and giving unrivalled access to the people behind the science.
Image: Pint of Science 2016 Atoms to Galaxies