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Pint of Science to bring scientists flowing into Durham’s pubs

Pint of Science will return to Durham next month to bring more than 18 researchers out of the lab and onto the stage across three city centre venues, as part of the world’s largest festival of public science talks.

On the evenings of 9th , 10th and 11th May Durham will join hundreds of cities in over 25 countries around the world in this global festival. Each event will include a unique line up of at least two talks, plus demonstrations and live experiments. 

Talks will cover everything from why underwater avalanches are slowing your internet to the secret psychological tricks of influencers. Each venue will cover a different theme, with Atoms to Galaxies at the Durham Amateur Rowing Club, Our Body at Head of Steam and Planet Earth at the Boat Club. 

Tickets are now available from the Pint of Science website, costing just £5 each. 

2022 marks the 6 th year the event will take place in Durham and is the 10 th anniversary of the Pint of Science festival. The event returns in person this year after most events in 2020 and 2021 were forced online. 

Pint of Science was founded in 2012 by Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin, who at the time were both research scientists at Imperial College London. They believed that connecting scientists and audiences in relaxed and informal environments would help to dispel the ‘ivory tower’ view of research, by giving attendees the opportunity to listen and question those directly behind the research. 

Co-Founder Dr Praveen Paul said: “This is our tenth Pint of Science festival and it’s great to be back with in-person events.” “The programme in each city 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!” 

To find out the full event listings and to book your tickets visit the website:


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