Pint of Science takes latest science breakthroughs to city pubs

Head down to your local pub next week to hear talks from University of Portsmouth researchers on everything from volcanoes to prehistoric life and mending organs to how frogs could benefit our health.

The three-day Pint of Science Festival will see 18 university researchers give public science talks at two pubs in Southsea – The Barley Mow and The Fat Fox – over three evenings from 15 to 17 May.

Pint of Science is the world’s largest festival of public science talks. Thousands of scientists simultaneously stand up and tell the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries. Founded five years ago by two UK researchers, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals.

Attendees in Portsmouth will enjoy a variety of talks including:

  • TERROR FIRMA! – An evening of earth-shattering science discussing everything from rising continents to explosive volcanoes.
  • KEEPING HEALTHY, KEEPING COOL – Come along and enjoy some pretty cool talks about body cryotherapy, mending organs and how frogs could benefit our health.
  • PEOPLE AND PLANET – An exciting evening discussing everything from renewable energy to urban animal visitors.

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of fun, science-related activities including fun quizzes, geeky puzzles, and engaging stories.

Entry is only £4 each evening. Tickets and more information are available from the Pint of Science website –

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