University of Exeter Scientists Bring Science to Pubgoers at Pint of Science Festival

University of Exeter Scientists Bring Science to Pubgoers at Pint of Science Festival

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter is participating in the Pint of Science festival, where leading researchers will present scientific talks in pub venues across the city. The festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will take place from May 22 to 24 and will feature discussions on various topics, including genetics, health, plastics, and artificial intelligence. Sponsored by Diabetes UK, the event will also include talks on diabetes research and treatments. Alongside the talks, attendees can participate in a multi-city pub quiz with science-themed questions. The festival offers a relaxed and interactive setting for researchers to share their work and engage with the public.

(PRESS RELEASE) EXETER, 15-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Exeter, a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom, announces that its academics are set to engage pubgoers with captivating scientific talks as the Pint of Science festival returns to the city this May.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary as the world’s largest festival of public science, Pint of Science will feature leading research scientists taking the stage at various venues across Exeter. The three-day festival, taking place from May 22 to 24, will offer a diverse lineup of talks, demonstrations, and live experiments covering topics ranging from genetics and health to physics and space.

Each evening, attendees can expect a unique program of events held in a relaxed and informal environment. Pint of Science provides an opportunity for researchers to share their stories and allows audiences to directly engage with the scientists behind the work, asking questions and exploring the wonders of science.

University of Exeter researchers will present their talks at multiple venues throughout the city, including the Bootlegger, City Gate, the Mermaid, MakeTank, and the Undergrad.

This year’s festival will feature an array of intriguing topics. “Cells, Bells and Whistles!” will delve into genetic variants, microsporidia, and the essence of humanity. “The Plastisphere” will explore the world of plastics and its impact. “A Gene Bill of Health” will shed light on bacteriophages, gene editing technology, and the significance of both arms in blood pressure readings. “AI-mazing technologies!” will showcase the ways artificial intelligence is transforming our environment and machine learning capabilities.

Diabetes UK will sponsor the talk titled “Diabetes – Blood, Sweat and New Frontiers,” featuring two prominent diabetes researchers from the University of Exeter, Dr. Chloe Rackham and Dr. Craig Beall. The speakers will discuss Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as groundbreaking new treatments that may eventually prevent the onset of the condition entirely.

In addition to the main talks, audiences will have the opportunity to participate in the largest multi-city pub quiz, where teams in each venue compete against others in Exeter and across the UK, tackling science-themed questions.

For more information about the Pint of Science festival in Exeter, including the full program and ticket details, visit the festival’s official website.

Pint of Science Co-Founder, Dr Praveen Paul said:

“It’s hard to believe that a small one-off project between a few friends has turned into thousands of events over ten years! Pint of Science would not be possible without our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers across the country who work so hard to show you the inspiring research happening on our doorsteps.

“Our programme is packed full of events, which will inspire, challenge and encourage us all to be curious. The only difficulty is choosing which of the brilliant events to go to!”

Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website ( and cost £5 each.

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