Portsmouth uni lecturers share their research with the masses – by going to the pub

SOME of the brightest minds in Portsmouth will be sharing their vast knowledge of science by holding lectures in the pub.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 10:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 6:35 pm
The One Eyed Dog in Elm Grove, Southsea. Picture: Allan Hutchings (14730-751)

Lecturers from the University of Portsmouth have teamed up with pubs and cafes across the city to hold a festival of science talks next month.

The international Pint of Science Festival will see researchers across the world pop into local boozers for a talk, alongside quizzes, geeky puzzles, engaging stories and other interactive activities.

The Barley Mow in Southsea, The One Eyed Dog and The Southsea Village will all play host to science-themed events from May 20 to 22.

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Festival director Dr Callam Davidson said: ‘As the festival enters its seventh year, we're absolutely thrilled to have Pint of Science reaching more people than ever before.

‘This year's festival will feature some fantastically creative events cooked up by our endlessly ambitious volunteers, showcasing some of the nation's most brilliant researchers in their local pubs and cafes.

‘This year has been a big one for Pint of Science, and we see some very exciting things on the horizon - join us for a pint in May and we'll tell you all about it.’

Talks, costing £4 entry, will cover topics such as how digestive enzymes can curb plastic pollution and how language can determine our perception of one another.

For tickets to the events, people can go to pintofscience.co.uk/events/portsmouth.