Pint of Science festival is brewing ahead of Sheffield return

The world’s largest festival of public science is set to return to Sheffield next month (Monday 13 May - Wednesday 15 May). Scientists from the University of Sheffield, including Professor Keith Worden and Dr Art Gower from the Dynamics Research Group will be taking to the city’s pubs and venues to share their scientific discoveries.


The Pint of Science festival, which gives the public a chance to quench their thirst for knowledge, will bring some of Sheffield’s world-leading scientists out of the lab and into pubs, cafes and community halls for a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments held in relaxed and informal environments around the city.

Each night, University of Sheffield researchers will be speaking at some of the city’s most well-known venues, including Sheffield Tap, 99 Mary St, Alder Bar, and Lescar.

One of this year’s presenters, Dr Fiona Scott, a Lecturer in Digital Literacies, who is delivering a talk on whether video games are harmful to children’s wellbeing, said: "One of the festival's core elements is its inclusivity, welcoming all individuals with even a hint of curiosity about the world of science and research. Don't worry if you don't identify as a scientist or expert - this event is for everyone! With a wide variety of offerings, it provides a wonderful opportunity to explore university research in a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere."

Professor Keith Worden will be at the Alder Bar on the 14th May as part of the AI hidden in plain sight event with his talk entitled "When is a bridge not an aeroplane?"

Dr Art Gower will also be at the Alder Bar on the 13th May as part of the Artificial brains diagnosing drains (and disease!) event with his talk entitled "We need robots in our sewers"

To buy tickets and for more information on the events, visit:

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