Pint with a side of science as festival returns to Southampton pubs

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Pint of Science in Southampton previously
Pint of Science in Southampton previously

PUNTERS will be treated to a side of science with their pint as part of a national festival.

A team of leading researchers from University of Southampton will appear across city watering holes between May 9 and 11.

This is part of the Pint of Science initiative, which will see a variety of exciting talks and events.

Themes this year include: Forget Me Not, The Science of Dementia; Fantastic Beasts; Models in Neuroscience; and My Mind, My Thoughts and Me.

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“This is our tenth Pint of Science festival and it’s great to be back with in-person events, collaborating with such dedicated volunteers across the country who have been working hard to bring you a variety of topics,” said co-founder Dr Praveen Paul.

“The programme in the city is packed full of events, which will inspire, challenge and encourage us all to be curious. The only difficulty is choosing which of the brilliant events to go to!”

Alongside the main talks, this year audiences go head-to-head in a pub quiz, in association with interactive company Kwizzbit.

Teams in each venue will compete against others across the city and the rest of the UK as they tackle a series of science-themed questions to prove which city has the strongest trivia knowledge.

Pint of Science founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin were UK research scientists in 2013 when they decided they could bring back the personal touch to science.

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From three cities back then to hundreds of cities this year, the festival continues to showcase the brilliant work happening on our doorsteps.

Events provide a platform for researchers to share their stories, and audiences an opportunity to ask their questions about science to those directly behind it.

The three-day festival has grown astronomically since its inception and 2022 will see its tenth edition with events in over 25 countries and hundreds of cities around the world.

Each night will provide a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments held in a relaxed and informal environment. Southampton University researchers will be speaking at The View and Harbour Lights.

Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website.

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