Friday, July 1, 2022

Pint of Science Festival returns

Tickets are now available for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which will see eighteen researchers take to the stage in venues across Lincoln.

The Pint of Science festival will bring thousands of scientists and their research out of the lab and into pubs, cafes and community halls near you from 9 to 11 May 2022. The three-day festival has seen a huge growth in popularity since it started ten years ago, 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.

Dr Kay Ritchie, Lincoln’s Pint of Science city lead, said: “It’s great to be back in the pubs after two years of online events. We’re really looking forward to showcasing some University of Lincoln research in a fun and interactive way. With nine events across three nights, there’s something for everyone.”

University of Lincoln researchers will be speaking at three venues across the city: The Pessimist, The Cardinal’s Hat, and The Victoria.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including ‘How to grow a moon’, ‘Mischievous birds in medieval miracle stories’ and ‘The pursuit of drugs and a better life’.

Following a resounding success at last year’s online festival, this year the Lincoln festival also includes Creative Reactions, a programme where artists and scientists partner to produce incredible artworks inspired by scientists’ research.

The Creative Reactions will be shown during the Pint of Science events. There will also be an opportunity to view the whole exhibition in person later in the year with more details to follow.

Dr Matt Young, Public Engagement with Research Manager from the University of Lincoln, said: “After first running Creative Reactions in 2021, the project has quickly become a favourite amongst many of staff and students that have been involved.

“For us as a university, it’s an exciting and unique way to share our research with our local community in Lincoln.

“The process of scientists collaborating with artists not only brings new insights for our researchers, but it helps us to share our work with people in fresh and unexpected ways they may have never seen before.”

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