Pint of Science takes latest breakthroughs to city pubs

The Barley Mow, Castle Road, Southsea
The Barley Mow, Castle Road, Southsea
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HEAD down to your local pub next week to hear talks from University of Portsmouth researchers on everything from volcanoes, 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, pictured right, and The Fat Fox — over three evenings from May 15 to 17.

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:

n TERROR FIRMA! – An evening of earth-shattering science discussing everything from rising continents to explosive volcanoes.

n KEEPING HEALTHY, KEEPING COOL - Come along and enjoy some pretty cool talks about body cryotherapy, mending organs and how frogs could benefit our health.

n 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 £4 each evening.

Tickets and more information are available from the Pint of Science website at pintofscience.co.uk/events/portsmouth

For more see youtube.com/watch?v=PcoMhtN8teM&t=4s