University researchers serve up a pint of science in the pub

As part of the world’s largest festival of public science, University researchers will be appearing in local pubs to share their knowledge and expertise on 14 and 15 May 2018.

This is all part of the international Pint of Science festival that sees thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up in more than 100 cities across 12 countries to tell the public about their work.

In Canterbury, the talks will cover subjects such as innovative solutions to pollution and the similarities between willpower and human muscle. Both events take place in the Foundry pub, White Horse Lane, Canterbury, from 19.00 to 22.00, with doors opening at 18.30.

The first event will be on Monday 14 May when the theme will be ‘Pollution problems: A scientific journey through waste’. Dr Tobias von der Haar, of the School of Biosciences, will give a talk entitled  Ocean plastics, computerised yeast, and three truths about science and then Dr Ashley Mills, of the Centre for Health Services Studies, will hold a talk disguised as a pub quiz called Clean air matters – poison gas and deadly dust.

On Tuesday 15 May, the theme for the evening is ‘Risky businesses: The Science of Booze and Belief’ where Chris Fullerton, of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, will give a talk entitled Willpower is like a muscle and the talk by Nadine Hendrie, of the Centre for Health Services Studies is entitled Alcohol use: how risky is risky?

Tickets are only available online in advance, to book