Pint of Science Leicester brings the stars behind the latest research to a venue near you

20 scientists from the University of Leicester take to the stage in venues across Leicester next week to bring science to the public – and the pub!

On 13–15 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 2024 will see 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.

University of Leicester researchers will be speaking at venues across the city, including Phoenix Theatre, The Real Ale Classroom, and Rainbow and Dove. Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website, costing just £5 each. Attendees in Leicester will enjoy a variety of exciting talks including: rural racism, climate refugees, and the latest developments in cancer research.

The full list of speakers and events by University of Leicester researchers is available at the Leicester Pint of Science website.

The organisers of this year’s University of Leicester talks said: "We are excited and proud to host four different themes in the 2024 edition of Pint of Science! We are looking forward to getting our speakers into three beautiful venues with members of the public and talk about cutting-edge research led by University of Leicester researchers. This year's programme will feature AI-powered robots, latest developments in cancer research, rural racism, and so much more."

Pint of Science founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin wanted to bring back the personal touch to science. From three cities back in 2013 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.

“It’s fantastic to see how a simple idea between a few friends has captured people’s imaginations and pushed scientific research into the spotlight”, says Co-Founder Dr Praveen Paul. “We should all have an opportunity to question and discover the breadth of research that is taking place right here in the UK. None of it would be possible without our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who work so hard to bring you a programme packed full of inspiring events, and encourage us all to be curious. The only difficulty is choosing which of the brilliant events to go to!”