Aston University experts to take part in Pint of Science 2022

Aston University experts to take part in Pint of Science 2022 Aston University experts to take part in Pint of Science 2022

April 26, 20222 min read


  • Pint of Science, the world’s largest festival of public science talks, will run from 9 – 11 May
  • Experts from universities, including Aston University, will take part across 32 UK cities
  • Aston University academics will appear in front of audiences at Birmingham venues: The Woodman, Grain & Glass and Café Artum at Hockley Social Club.


Tickets have gone on sale for Pint of Science 2022 which is returning on its 10th anniversary.


The festival will bring thousands of scientists and their research out of the lab and into our pubs, cafes and community halls from 9 to 11 May 2022.


Experts from universities in Birmingham including Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Birmingham, will take part in 16 events across the city.


The festival will take place in 32 UK cities, with events in hundreds of cities across 25 countries. Each event will provide a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments, held in a relaxed and informal environment.


Aston University academics taking part in Pint of Science will appear in front of audiences at a number of Birmingham venues, including, The Woodman, Grain & Glass and Café Artum at Hockley Social Club. They will host talks on topics around the Pint of Science themes of: Beautiful Mind; Atoms to Galaxies; Our Body; Planet Earth; Tech me out; Our Society.


Seven Aston University experts are leading talks including ‘The science of swearing’, ‘How much microplastic is in your pint: does it matter?’ and ‘How facial expressions guide our eating behaviour’.


Dr Robbie Love, a lecturer in English at Aston University, who is taking part in Pint of Science 2022 and who is hosting a talk about the science of swearing said:


“I am really looking forward to an evening of linguistic libations at Café Artum for Pint of Science 2022.


“Swearing might seem like a bit of fun, but the science behind swearing shows us that it plays a really important role in human communication. Plus, I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s favourite swear words!”


Katie Edwards, a PhD student at Aston University who is taking part in Pint of Science 2022 said:


“I am really looking forward for this year’s Pint of Science festival to chat about eating behaviour.


“I will be talking about how other people's food enjoyment can impact our eating.


“It is a great opportunity to hear about current scientific research whilst relaxing with a drink.”


You can find out more about full line up of events in Birmingham, which includes experts from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University, here.


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