This is the first time that the world’s largest festival of public science talks has come to Bournemouth, and will see 25 BU scientists take to the stage in pubs across town.
It runs from Monday 15 – Wednesday 17th May, with talks taking place in Chaplin’s Cellar Bar in Boscombe, and at Ojo Rojo and the Goat & Tricycle in Bournemouth town centre across the three evenings of the festival.
Attendees can enjoy talks on a range of themes, from new technologies like 3D printing and how they could revolutionise the way things like jewellery are created, through to the science underlying mental illness and conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.
Selective forgetting, the selfie, internet addiction and whether breathing training can reduce falls will also be explored during the festival in Bournemouth.
BU Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology Dr Shanti Shanker, who has coordinated the Bournemouth events, said: “There is some fantastic research taking place in Bournemouth, and the Pint of Science festival is a great way for people to find out more about it.
“Not only will people hear from researchers directly, they will also have the chance to put their questions to them and delve into these fascinating topics.
“This is the first year that Pint of Science has come to Bournemouth and we really hope people embrace the opportunity to find out more in the comfort of a pub with a pint.”
The international, three-day Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries.
Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website, with each evening of three talks costing £4.
To find out more about the Bournemouth events and book tickets visit the Pint of Science website.