Discuss Science Over Beer at the Pint of Science Festival in Kangaroo Point

A group of scientists, students of science and enthusiasts are meeting up in Kangaroo Point and 11 other Brisbane bars and pubs to discuss the latest in science over beer.

Dubbed the Pint of Science festival, this annual event opens a platform for a fun and free-flowing discussion about research, discoveries, and other science-related topics.

Pint of Science in Kangaroo Point will be brewing from Monday, the 20th of May 2019, to Wednesday, the 22nd of May 2019, at the Sea Legs Brewing on 89 Main Street. Head to this bar from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to hear local experts talk about all the great things developing in the world of science with a glass of your favourite social drink and a plate of beer grub.

Topics for discussion at Pint of Science Kangaroo Point include:

  • How Machines Think – Dr. Yoni Nazarathy, University of Queensland
  • Big green donuts in the Great Barrier Reef – Mardi McNeil, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology
  • Five ways your brain is screwing you over – Dr. Diane Harner, CleverMinds Consulting

There are no requirements to join this event, for as long as you love to talk about science and you enjoy beer. You must, however, register and pay the $6 fee.

Other bars in Brisbane are also hosting Pint of Science events simultaneously. Some of these bars and pubs may even offer special drinks.

Fortitude Valley Waterloo Hotel
MiltonNewstead Brewing
NewsteadNewstead Brewing Co
South BrisbaneFox Hotel Acadia Room
Fox Hotel Veranda Room
The Charming Squire
West EndCatchment Brewing
The Burrow
WoolloongabbaBrewhouse Brisbane
Red Brick Hotel
The Norman Hotel
Photo Credit: Pint of Science AU/Facebook

The annual scientists’ bar meet began in 2012 among researchers at the Imperial College London. The first topics they discussed were studies on about motor neuron diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

A year later, the same group of scientists officially established Pint of Science across three cities in the U.K. Today, the event takes place every May in at least 300 cities around the world.