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Pint of Science coming back

26 Apr 2018

Some of the most brilliant scientists are back in the pub to discuss their latest research – and more

Pint of Science is coming back to Manchester.

The event that sees some of the most brilliant scientists in the local pub, discussing their latest research, will run from Monday, 14 to Wednesday, 16 May.

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You can also attend Creative Reactions - a collaboration between artists and Pint of Science scientists to produce artworks related to the science presented during Pint of Science.

The Old Abbey Taphouse in Manchester Science Park, Hulme, will play host these events. Doors are open 6.30pm and the first talk starts 7.30pm.

There are 3 events to choose from:

By the Sound of Things – Monday, 14 May

In this sound night we have someone from BBC coming in with VR headsets talking about the art of audio engineering in a 3D manner. We will also explore super techniques in studying solid matters, from meteorites to plant spores, and turn visuals like spectra graphs into sound. And to finish off a fantastic chemistry demo tuned to the song "Blue Monday”

Details and tickets:  https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/by-the-sounds-of-things

What a Mouthful – Tuesday, 15 May

Celebrating everything with the mouth, including communication and taste, we will have Sam Illingworth from MMU coming to talk about poems written by scientists, and he will also give a poetry workshop where the audience will participate in. We will also have a speaker talk about the history of brewing and beer doctors (it's a real thing!), and a talk exploring how "hard science" (like cancer research) uses words/phrases that is blurred with beliefs such as astrology.

Details and tickets:  https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/what-a-mouthful

Through Tinted Lenses – Wednesday, 16 May

This is a night all about sight and perception. We will have someone talk about cave paintings and how, in fact, the acoustics in the cave influences the painter themselves; we will then have a talk on how dementia patients perceive the world differently (with an accompanying art piece!), and to finish off, a brief history of how us as humans have visualised and recorded images of the world, and look into the future and cutting edge techniques that we're developing to this end.

Details and tickets:  https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/through-tinted-lenses