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Learn about science at your local

Published Thursday, 03 May 2018

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry.

Pint of science

They will be talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the city.

​​You can head down to your local pub to hear talks on everything from making sunscreen to levitating diamonds.

More than 30 scientists are set to appear in city watering holes, as the world's largest festival of public science talks arrives in Coventry and nearly 300 other cities around the world from 14–16 May.

Tickets are now on sale at​

Monday 9 April 2018: Tickets are launched today for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which will see 35 scientists from Warwick and Coventry universities take to the stage in pubs and venues across Coventry.

As part of the three-day Pint of Science festival, thousands of scientists around the world will speak about their research. In nearly 300 cities across 21 countries, members of the public will have the chance to ask them questions. The festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals.

Researchers from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry will appearing at the Twisted Barrel, Drapers Bar, The Pheonix and Shopfront Theatre between 14 and 16 May, talking about, among other things, the physics of rollercoasters; finding new sunscreens; how to hide a panda and what time of day you should take paracetamol. 

The scientists will also cover the behaviour of the sun, ice, diamonds, batteries, healthcare, measuring natural disasters, our hearts, brains and emotions, the life of a fly, the potential destruction of the universe and much more.

Read more and see a video about the festival​.

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