Learn fascinating facts about your body, mind, the earth and technology for less than the cost of a pint at Pint of Science, taking place in Cambridge 18 to 21 May.
This annual festival, taking place in several locations across the country, aims to deliver cutting edge research and findings from the world of science to the public in an accessible, entertaining way. The talks take place not in lecture theatres but down your local pub, led by hip young postgrads and volunteers. Topics covered include why the emperor penguin is monitored from space, how electrical stimulation could boost brain power, and what archaeology has to do with criminal investigations.
As well as talks, there’ll be quizzes, live demos and stand-up comedy; plus Calverley’s brewery has created a beer brewed exclusively for the festival. Just make sure you ask for your ‘Pint of Science’ at selected pubs.
Founder Michael Motskin says: “We want to bring back a personal touch and give everyone a chance to pick the brains of some of the UK’s most brilliant academics, away from the stuffy laboratory or lecture theatre.“
Participating pubs include The Architect, Boathouse, Cambridge Brewhouse, The Castle Bar, The Maypole and The Panton Arms.