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Pint of Science Bristol 2018 brings scientists out of the lab and in to your local pub

Press release issued: 24 April 2018

The world’s largest public festival of science is returning to Bristol next month. From the 11 to the 14 May Bristolians will be able to quench their thirst for knowledge along with a pint, all in the comfort of their local watering hole.

More than 30 University of Bristol scientists will ditch the lab in favour of local city pubs to deliver a series of unique talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the public.

Bristol is one of nearly 300 cities around the world taking part in the festival. This year, talks will be hosted by seven Bristol pubs dispersed across the city, from North Street’s Hen and Chicken to Stokes Croft’s Hamilton House.

Equally eclectic, the speakers will be covering a broad range of topics relevant to modern life. From talks around weight stigma, robotics and drones to sci-art and the environment.

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of science-inspired activities including live experiments, comedy, quizzes, games and puzzles.

As part of the festival, a science-inspired art exhibition called Creative Reactions will also run alongside the talks from the 11 to the 20 May.

Art from over 30 artists will showcase creative interpretations and expressions of science from nature and space to the human body, represented through a wide variety of mediums including photography, sculpture and illustration.

University of Bristol PhD student and co-organiser Jamie Thakrar said: “This is the third year I’ve worked on the incredible Pint of Science Festival and I absolutely love it! It’s so exciting to get the important research we do at the university out to the public in the casual pub environment.”

Further information

Venues include:

  • The King’s Head (Whitehall Road)
  • The Greenbank
  • The White Bear
  • The Hen and Chicken
  • The Golden Guinea
  • The Good Chemistry Brewery

Tickets can be purchased for £4 via the Pint of Science website

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