Knock back a Pint of Science this May!

Melburnians will have the opportunity to listen to cutting edge science as Pint of Science comes to pubs around the country from May 20 to 22.

Pint of Science is a festival that invites some of our intriguing minds to come and talk about their research with an audience curious about the world. The nights provide a unique insight into research happening right in our backyard!

In Melbourne, 8 venues are opening their doors for a fun night of science! With events happening at The Newmarket (St Kilda), The Exchange (Port Melbourne), The Provincial (Fitzroy), The Spotted Mallard (Brunswick), the Richmond Bowling Club (Richmond), the Royal Melbourne Hotel (CBD), the Carlton United Brewhouse (Abbotsford), Welcome to Thornbury (Northcote), there is sure to be one near you.

63 speakers will be presenting their talks on all things science ranging from social sciences, neuroscience, astrophysics, to ecology.

Glasses will be raised in a record number of 19 cities this year, and Directors Jirana Boontanjai and Dr. Tom Carruthers are excited for this chance to celebrate the science and innovation that drives our nation.

“Pint of Science is all about having researchers connect with their local community in a familiar, relaxed setting – the pub. We strongly promote diversity in our festival, and are proud to feature speakers from a range of disciplines, career stages and genders”, Boontanjai says.

The festival is entirely volunteer-powered, running in multiple venues in each city. Each night will focus on a theme, ranging from the Beautiful Mind, Atoms To Galaxies, Our Body, Planet Earth, Tech Me Out, and Our Society.

Pint of Science began in the United Kingdom in 2013 and has grown to 24 countries this year. It is a unique event where we can find out how the science of today is affecting lives tomorrow.

Tickets are $6.

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