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Pint of Science Ireland – taking science from labs to local pubs and cafes
Beatriz Gil Pulido tells us about this year’s Pint of Science festival, which is taking place in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Birr, Athlone, Dundalk, and Waterford from the 20 – 22 May.
Pint of Science is an annual international science festival that takes science out of the lab and into local pubs and cafes. Pint of Science has grown considerably since it began in the UK in 2013. Last year, Pint of Science took place in 275 cities across the globe – including Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.
This year’s festival will be held on 20-22 May and, for the first time, the festival will also take place in Birr, Athlone, Dundalk, and Waterford.
This will build on the success of the May 2018 festival, where 70 scientists spoke to over 900 attendees across 12 different pubs in Ireland. The topics covered were very broad, and talks were focused on these themes: Our Body; Our Society; Atoms to Galaxies; Beautiful Mind; Planet Earth; and Teach me out.
“Science communication plays a crucial role to make science real for people and Pint of Science Ireland provides a great opportunity to chat with researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. We really hope that people across the country will enjoy the 2019 festival.” – Beatriz Gil Pulido, Pint of Science Ireland Co-Director
The Pint of Science Ireland team comprises over 60 passionate volunteers at national and local levels to bring science to all of you. This has been made possible by our many great sponsors who are passionate about sharing science with us.
“The public has such an appetite for science but often it can be hard for adults to find the time to learn about the great research is being done around Ireland. Between 20 and 22 May, people attending Pint of Science will hear from a wide range of scientists who are speaking about their cutting-edge research – issues which are relevant to society and very much at the forefront of our understanding.” – Sean Mooney, Pint of Science Ireland Marketing and Communications Manager
Pint of Science Ireland wouldn’t be possible without volunteers, and we are always seeking people enthusiastic about science to help organise the events in May. There are still some locations which need volunteers, where you will have the opportunity to be involved in the Festival and to meet other people who are passionate about science.
Please get in touch if you are interested in taking part in Pint of Science Ireland as a speaker or volunteer.