Pint of Science returns to the pubs of London this May. Now in its third year, this booze-fuelled festival of science offers the chance to catch up on some cutting-edge research while knocking back some CH3CH2OH.
This year the festival is international, with events in eight countries over 18-20 May. Twelve cities in the UK are taking part, with London as the mothership. Choose among 19 different pubs (with something of a bias to the north and west of town), each of which hosts multiple talks.
Whatever branch of science excites you the most, here you'll find an event to match. To randomly pick five appetite-wetters: dark matter, personalised medicine, life on other planets, adapting to climate change, and a penetrating talk on what makes for the perfect sperm. In perhaps the most self-referential talk, Sadie Boniface and Steven Bell will explore the effects of beer on the body, in a talk at the George in Soho.
Although the talks are not until mid-May, a few are already sold out... so get booking now. At just £3 a ticket, this is an excellent way to learn something new about life, the universe and everything, while enjoying your favourite tipple.