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The annual celebration of all that is fascinating and wonderful science - in a pub - returns to Oxford, with a plethora of speakers across six locations.

"Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you."

The events aim to be informal and stimulating for the audience, with short talks and the opportunity for Q&A. Each venue's talks focus on a particular theme, e.g., Beautiful Mind (neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry), Atoms to Galaxies (physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy) and Planet Earth (geosciences, plant sciences, zoology) for example.

It's worth going along, clearly for the very engaging talks, but also if you're thinking about doing some public speaking, then this is worth thinking about - so go along and show your support, and be inspired and learn from your peers, all in the comfort of a pub! I count 15 researchers from MPLS departments, so that's a good showing. 

To get your tickets, visit their website.


The Oxford Retreat (1-2 Hythe Bridge St., Oxford, OX1 2EW)

14 May - Deep space discoveries

Professor Suzanne Aigrain and Professor Rob Fender 

15 May - Higgs and quantum

Professor Daniela Bortoletto and Professor Bob Coecke 

16 May - Voyages in space

Professor Patrick Irwin  and Dr Colin Wilson 


Turl Street Kitchen (16 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH)

14 May - Brain rhythms

15 May - Life of Dad

16 May - SOLD OUT! How we think and how we do


Wig and Pen, Oxford (9-13 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AU)

14 May - Volcanic violence and magnetic madness

Professor Tamsin Mather and Professor Conall Mac Niocaill 

15 May - Changing oceans

Professor Heather Bouman  and Professor Ros Rickaby

16 May - Erratic eruptions and the parched planet

Dr Mike Cassidy  and Dr Jon Wade 


Jericho Tavern (56 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AE)

14 May - Understanding pain

15 May - The Microbiome

16 May - Vive la résistance!


House Bar (Wheatsheaf Yard, 11 Blue Boar St, Oxford, OX1 4EE)

14 May - Can we read people?

15 May - Rage against the machine

Dr Paula Boddington and Dr Bharath Ganesh

16 May - Brexit through the gift shop


St Aldates Tavern (108 St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BU)

14 May - Cyber crime fighters

Dr Jason Nurse 

15 May - Human-Robots or Robot-Humans?

Dr Maurice Fallon and Mr James FitzGerald 

16 May - I "Heart" Technology