What is Pint of Science?
We mainly invite science researchers to a comfortable place, such as the pub, so they can share what they do and why they do it. They'll 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 is across the world, but sometimes we also hold some one-off events throughout the year. Sign up to our mailing list to know what, where and when.
What is an event like?
Each event is unique, but in general there tend to be two talks per evening that are each around 20-30 minutes long 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.
Can I bring my child?
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 Pint of Science. For some of our events, such as the astronaut ones which usually take place in theatres, all ages are welcome including those under 13.
Tickets for events
Unfortunately no more tickets will become available once an event sells out. If an event is not sold out, there may tickets available on the door, but this is at the discretion of the local organisers at each venue.
We don't have any waiting lists and we are unable to offer refunds to attendees who can no longer or do not attend. In the rare case that an event is cancelled you will receive a refund. We're sorry to say that our tickets are not transferrable either. 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.
How can I help organise?
It’s all about people and making it happen. To volunteer to help out and join our community, please fill in this form, we will get back to you if we need you. With regards to new cities, the intake is usually September/October each year - please email if you want to start in a new city. In general it can make organisation easier if you are part of a university and can get public engagement involved. In any case, if we have enough requests from people in a city we will do our best to make it happen there.
How can I be a Pint of Science speaker?
Our speakers are carefully 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. Please submit your details here to be considered to speak.
If you still have some questions please contact us at [email protected]