‘Pint of Science’ returns to Cardiff pubs

11 April 2018

Pint of Science
Organisers of the Planet Earth themed events at the first Pint of Science festival in Cardiff.

Science will be the hot topic of discussion in Cardiff pubs this spring as the world’s largest festival of public science talks returns to the capital for the second time.

‘Pint of Science Cardiff’ will see 30 scientists take to the stage in a variety of pubs across Cardiff to deliver fun, interactive and engaging talks about their topic of research.

Punters attending the event will be spoilt with a jam-packed schedule of talks, from the latest research in the battle against Huntington’s disease to a scientific explanation as to why online dating doesn’t work.

One of the participating researchers Dr Emma Yhnell, from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine, said: “At some point in our lives we are all patients and we shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions, probe scientists and most importantly to learn something new. Pint of Science allows the public to engage with scientists and discuss their research in an informal and relaxed environment.”

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of science-inspired activities including geeky puzzles, engaging stories and other interactives.

The three-day event will be simultaneously happening in over 100 cities across 12 countries between 14th and 16th May 2018.

Cardiff scientists will be speaking in pubs including the Philharmonic, Tiny Rebel and 10-feet tall, with tickets costing just £4. The tickets, along with a full schedule of events, have been made available today on the Pint of Science website (pintofscience.co.uk).

Pint of Science was established six years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and has grown into one of the world’s biggest science festivals.

The founders, Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin, have brought a personal touch to science, giving everyone the chance to meet the people behind the incredible research taking place across the globe.

“There is so much fascinating research happening right under our noses that we don't know about,” says festival co-founder Dr Paul.

“Some can get lost in translation leading to fake news. Pint of Science allows people direct access to inspiring scientists and encourages open discussion, all in the most familiar of British places, the pub. Scientists drink pints too - they really aren't that different.”