Events: A pint, pub quiz and a bite of science thrown in for good measure – new festival to launch in Lincoln

Events: A pint, pub quiz and a bite of science thrown in for good measure – new festival to launch in Lincoln

Things to do in Lincolshire…

You’ve heard of pub quizzes, but have you ever heard of pub science talks?

Next week from Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22 Lincoln will host its inaugural Pint of Science Festival.

The festival is aimed at those who may be interested in science but do not have a background in the field and allows researchers the chance to share knowledge in a relaxed and fun environment… down the pub.

Festival events will be happening simultaneously in multiple cities around the world and in Lincoln The Pessimist Wine and Gin Bar on Mint Lane, The Lion and Snake in the Bailgate and Café Portico on The Terrace will host.

Everyone will have the chance to hear about a range of topics from across the scientific spectrum including psychology, robotics, space and planet earth with talks delivered by academics from across the University of Lincoln.

 

Why are informal science talks becoming so popular throughout the world?

According to Barry Turner, who will be speaking at the Science and the Media talk on Monday at the Caffè Portico, it’s because of the way science is portrayed within the media.

“The media has made science accessible,” he says.

The festival in Lincoln is organised by the University of Lincoln, with Dr Kay Ritchie and Sarah Harris leading a team of more than ten people who have arranged nine events over the course of three days.

Dr Ritchie described the nights as “relaxed, informal fun evenings. All the speakers are engaging and fun presenters.”

The reason behind wanting to bring the festival to Lincoln is very simple according to Dr Ritchie. “We want to give back to the community, we want to engage the public with the university community”.

Barry Turner added: “I’m interested in public engagement and education. The topic of my talk was entirely my choice. Pint of Science don’t dictate what each talk is on.”

Titan the Robot at LEP Business Live
Robotics will be one subject covered

So what can people expect from the festival?

The audience will have an opportunity to get a drink before the first talk starts, with three different talks going on at the same time across the three venues.

Once the first speaker is finished, there will be a Q&A session before a break for another drink.

Then there will be a second talk, once again followed by a Q&A session.

After that there will be a quiz, similar to traditional pub quizzes, but these will be entirely science based.

The quizzes do not necessarily echo the talk that will have preceded them. Dr Ritchie explains: “On one night for example, two different venues will have the same quiz, but only one of these venues will have had a talk that relates to that quiz area”.

At the end of the night there will be prizes handed out to the winners of the quizzes.

Tickets are £4 each.

Book and find out more here.

 



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