Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out - no prior knowledge of the subject is required. It is run mainly by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in pubs across the world. Pint of Science Australia is a registered charity ABN: 90 110 689 353.
In 2012 in London, UK, Dr Michael Motskin and Dr Praveen Paul were two research scientists who started and organised an event called ‘Meet the Researchers’. It brought people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis into their labs to show them the kind of research they do. It was inspirational for both visitors and researchers. They thought if people want to come into labs to meet scientists, why not bring the scientists out to the people? And so Pint of Science was born. In May 2013 they held the first Pint of Science festival and it quickly took off around the world. Read more here.
In 2014 the first Pint of Science AU festival ran over three nights in Sydney. Since then we just keep getting bigger! You can check out photos from our previous festivals here. Pint of Science Australia is a registered charity ABN: 90 110 689 353.
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Our next Pint of Science festival will take place in May 2017. Exact locations are to be confirmed but past cities include: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. The festival will be returning to all of those and many more.
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