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If you're an individual or organisation or company who'd like to run some events with us any time of the year please drop us an email.
If you'd like to sponsor us, we have a variety of packages available, again just send us an email.
We are a non-profit organisation which invites science researchers to share what they do and why they do it with the public. The events take place in casual venues such as pubs and cafes. The speakers usually give a talk or presentation and you'll have the opportunity to ask them questions and have a chat with them. Our annual Pint of Science festival happens over three days in May and happens in hundreds of cities across the world, but sometimes we also hold some one-off events throughout the year. Sign up to our mailing list below to know what, where and when.
Each event is unique, but in general there tend to be two talks per evening that are around 20-30 minutes each with time for questions and answers afterwards. No question is too silly - if you really just want to know how much that microscope costs, just ask! There is also a break in between the talks involving activities and where you are in with a chance to win Pint of Science and partners' goodies.
This really depends on the venue. You will need to check with them as age limits and rules vary with each one. In general we suggest people be at least 13 years old to attend Pint of Science.
For some of our events which take place in theatres, or all our astronaut events, all ages are welcome including those under 13 years.
You should get an email confirmation when you make a purchase. If you do not receive one within 24 hours please email us: [email protected].
Please note we occasionally have issues with emails not being delivered to hotmail, live, msn and outlook email addresses.
- All tickets are electronic, we do not post tickets.
- If an event is sold out then we're sorry but no more tickets will become available. We don't have any waiting lists either.
- If an event hasn't sold out, there may be tickets available on the door, but this is at the discretion of the local organisers at each venue and there is no guarantee this will happen.
- We're sorry to say that our tickets are not transferable to other events - if you can no longer attend an event you are welcome to give your ticket to a friend, they just need to say your name at the door.
- We are unable to offer refunds to attendees who can no longer attend (or do not attend).
- In the rare case that an event is cancelled for any reason you may get a refund but this will not always be possible - this is simply because we are a small organisation and logistically it is very difficult.
For events which have concessionary tickets, concessions are available for children, any student (with ID), over 60s and those with a registered disability - carers go free (please email us to let us know and we will add the complimentary ticket to your order).
We are a grassroots non-profit organisation; we started as a handful of friends wanting to share the interesting discoveries around us.
Pint of Science grew (massively!) out of a demand from volunteers who wanted to help the festival spread, and ticket costs were introduced to ensure that we could become sustainable rather than a one-off.
As well as our dedicated volunteers, Pint of Science relies on ticket money, donations, sponsors, and the universities and institutions involved to keep going.
We've never received large grants or pots of money, we don't even have an office. We're built on the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of all involved in organising and attending, as well as an occasional pint.
FAQs - Getting Involved
Our events are usually held every May. To volunteer to help out and join our community, please email us in October to March when we can forward your details to the relevant team.
UPDATE: because of COVID-19 please email us in January 2021.
In general it can make organisation easier if you are part of a university and can get public engagement involved, however this is not a requirement - we welcome volunteers from outside of academia. If you don't yet have a local Pint of Science festival and want to make it happen in your city, fire us an email at [email protected] and we'll get back to you.
Our speakers are selected by our local organisers in each city, and so we cannot respond to requests to speak; at best we can pass your details onto the relevant team to see if they have any space, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee you will be contacted let alone selected, so sorry! Speakers are selected between October and March so please email us between those months.
Thanks for considering us! We need accessible venues, preferably a separate function room with AV equipment and where there's enough space for a presentation and guests can get a drink. Please check the list of cities we are currently in - if your venue is near them, then please email us between October and February and we will put you in touch with the relevant team.
To contact a specific country, please visit their website for contact details, see full locations here.
If you'd like to start Pint of Science in a new country then please sign up to this mailing list and we will contact you when the applications open.
Please note that due to the pandemic we will not be adding new countries in 2021 and so if you have signed up to the list you may not get contacted until late 2021.