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Pint of Science returns!

06 April 2022

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  • Head down to your local pub to hear talks on everything from mighty microbes to the psychology of language
  • More than 30 scientists to appear in city watering holes, as the world’s largest festival of public science talks arrives in Norwich
  • Norwich to join hundreds of cities around the world who will be taking part in this global festival from 9 – 11 May
  • Tickets on sale from 4 April at:


Tickets have launched for the world’s largest festival of public science talks, which will see over 30 scientists take to the stage in venues across Norwich.

On 9-11 May, the Pint of Science festival will simultaneously bring thousands of scientists and their research out of the lab and into pubs, cafes and community halls near you. The three-day festival has grown astronomically since its inception and 2022 will see its tenth edition with events in over 25 countries and hundreds of cities around the world. Each night will provide a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments held in a relaxed and informal environment.

Norwich researchers will be speaking at venues across the city, at The Forum Gallery, Maddermarket Theatre, BrewDog Norwich, and The William and Florence. Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website (, costing just £5 each. Attendees in Norwich will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including:

Teach ‘Em Young: Speak, Sleep, Repeat

9th May at The William and Florence, Doors 7pm and Event 7:30-9:30pm

There’s a lot to learn, especially for the young. Join us for two talks that consider the psychology of early language development and how important sleep is for our learning.

Pollinators, Plants & Pints

9th May at BrewDog Norwich, Doors 7pm and Event 7:30-9:30pm

Grab a pint and join us for an evening of plants & pollinators where we will be finding out if plants can tell the time, how plants are the most underrated chemists and discover what our pollinators’ genomes can tell us.

 Creating a Sustainable Future with Microbes

10th May at The Forum Gallery; Doors 7pm and Event 7:30-9:30pm

Come along to this exciting evening to find out how scientists are using microbes to build a more sustainable future. From the creation of fertiliser to environmentally friendly dyes.

Sick to Your Stomach: Human Bugs and Treatments

11th May at Maddermarket Theatre; Doors 7pm and Event 7:30-9:30pm

We all get sick occasionally, but have you ever wondered how nasty bugs develop and are treated? Grab a pint and join us for an evening to discuss bacteria, viruses and antibiotics.

In addition to the live events, Norwich scientists will be sharing their research on Twitter using videos, drawings, gifs and photos posted under the hashtag #Pint22Norwich. This will be another great chance to ask questions and gain an insight into the people behind the research if you can’t make it to the venues.

We are really excited to bring Pint of Science back to Norwich this year and give everyone the chance to hear about amazing local research from the comfort of their local pubs and community spaces. All the shows are interactive so you’ll be able to hear about great science projects in the city and ask questions directly to the host and speakers, with the chance to win some great prizes. We’d like to thank all the local volunteers for their hard work putting the events together!

-Cansu Bayindirli, Norwich City Coordinator

10 years ago, Pint of Science founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin decided they could bring back the personal touch to science. From three cities back then to hundreds of cities this year, the festival continues to showcase the brilliant work happening on our doorsteps. Events provide a platform for researchers to share their stories, and audiences an opportunity to ask their questions about science to those directly behind it.

‘This is our tenth Pint of Science festival and it’s great to be back with in-person events, collaborating with such dedicated volunteers across the country who have been working hard to bring you a variety of topics’, says Co-Founder Dr Praveen Paul. ‘The programme in each city is packed full of events, which will inspire, challenge and encourage us all to be curious. The only difficulty is choosing which of the brilliant events to go to!’

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