Pint of Science Festival to be held in York

University of York research to be revealed in pubs across York

University of York researchers will be revealing their latest research in a host of pubs across York between 23 and 25 May 2016.

The ‘Pint of Science Festival,’ was an initiative created four years ago that aims to make current research more accessible through the medium of the British pub. The event will be simultaneously running in 20 university cities across Britain and a total of 100 cities globally.

Image: Alex Brown

Image: Alex Brown

Over 40 York scientists will be taking part in pubs that will be hosting the festival, which include: The Duke of York, Brigantes, The Blue Boar, The Eagle and Child, The Winning Post and Fulford Arms.

Dr Pierre-Philippe Dechant, York Pint of Science Coordinator, said: “The University of York is full of scientists busily doing cutting-edge research in a huge range of scientific disciplines, but they rarely get to share their work with the rest of the city.

“Pint of Science gives them the opportunity to do just that in everyone’s favourite venue, the pub! The events aren’t just for science-types, we’ll be exploring themes that touch on art, music, history as well as the environment and health.

Image: Pint of Science

Image: Pint of Science

“After the success of last year’s festival we’re back with bigger venues and extra events.  We can’t wait!”

Dr Praveen Paul, Festival Co-Founder, said: “We want to give people the opportunity to learn about the latest scientific developments directly from the scientists themselves – and then feel free to question them.

“At first we were surprised by the public’s appetite for these events and by the interest from both volunteer organisers and speakers.

“The rapid growth of Pint of Science from a grassroots effort to a global movement has shown that we may have been underestimating both scientists and the public, and that there is a greater need for more events like these.”

Tickets for the event will cost £4 and more information can be found at: http://pintofscience.co.uk/events/york/.

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