Taking place globally from the 15th until the 17th May, Pint of Science brings researchers to pubs, where they discuss their brilliant research with members of the public.
Between its inception in 2013 and now, Pint of Science has grown from taking place in three to over 150 cities. The tone is informal and entertaining: venues are proper pubs and bars; talk titles are tongue-in-cheek; tickets are just £4.
The Edinburgh programme includes researchers from two of Beltane’s partner universities. Researchers from other universities, from the Beltane partnership and beyond, are very welcome to be involved in the future. If you fancy a go in 2018, drop us an email and we’ll let the 2018 organisers know of your interest.
In spite of the name, talks can also feature researchers working in arts, humanities and social science subjects. This year’s Edinburgh programme includes two English literature researchers, a social work academic, and a landscape architect.
For now, get your 2017 tickets here!
2017 talks by University of Edinburgh researchers
- Professor Richard Sharpe (Sex in this city)
- Phoebe Kirkwood (Sex in this city)
- Mark Miller (Every breath you take)
- Amanda Hunter (Every breath you take)
- Richard Skipworth (Our body in extreme environments)
- Kenneth Baillie (Our body in extreme environments)
- Catharine Ward Thompson (Parks and recreation)
- Paula Brunton (Parks and recreation)
- Thomas Bak (Language, the brain and dementia)
- Lewis Hou (Language, the brain and dementia)
- David Carmel (Is this the real life?)
- Mandy Johnstone (Is this the real life?)
- Maria Wolters (Big data doctors and nano nurses)
- Michael Chen (Big data doctors and nano nurses)
- Subramanian Ramamoorthy (Maybe the robot invasion could be a good thing?)
- Korin Richmond (Future of human-robot interaction & communications)
- Job Thijssen (Stranger things)
- Charles Cockell (Stranger things)
- Johanna Vos (Whatever the weather)
- Alistair Bruce (Whatever the weather)
- Andy Lawrence and colleagues (Destination: unknown)
- Agnes Ferte (Destination: unknown)
- Donald Slater (Go wild with our hot and icy eye-opener)
- Murray Collins (Go wild with our hot and icy eye-opener)
- Anna-Katarina Schilling (Science beyond the establishment)
- Sarah Heath (Larger than life)
- Suzanne Trill (Fairer sex)
- Carole Jones (Fairer sex)
- Steve Kirkwood (Identity and identification)
- Alice Turk (How do you communicate when you can’t speak?)
- Simon King (How do you communicate when you can’t speak?)
2017 talks by Heriot-Watt University researchers
- Ruth Aylett (Maybe the robot invasion could be a good thing?)
- Frank Broz (Future of human-robot interaction & communications)
- Tony Gutierrez (Larger than life)