Experts to drink up a Pint of Science at Limerick event

Dr Mark Campbell speaking at last year's Pint of Science event in JJ Bowles Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Dr Mark Campbell speaking at last year's Pint of Science event in JJ Bowles Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

ONE of Limerick’s oldest pubs will host some brilliant scientific minds discussing their latest research over a pint.

Pint of Science, the lively and engaging discussion forum that aims to make science accessible to all, takes place this Tuesday evening in JJ Bowles Pub in the city.

The city event is hosted by the University of Limerick, with the UL-based Irish software research centre, Lero, also involved.

It takes its lead from a global initiative aiming to bring science to the pub and deliver talks in a fun, engaging and approachable way and Limerick is one of hundreds of cities taking part.

“Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you,” said Clare Mcinerney, education and outreach manager, Lero.

“You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science and have a pint with them.”

MC for the night is Dr Sarah Hudson, a lecturer in chemistry at UL.

Topics include Poetic Chemistry, if you will “be held to ransom every time you start your car?”, Medicines of the Future, Dairy and Cardiovascular Disease and crystalline solutions to problems.

Pint of Science takes place at 7pm in JJ Bowles. For more information and to book tickets, check out the website.