Pint of Science recruitment

Recruiting for the Pint of Science

The Pint of Science festival is an international public engagement festival taking place over 3 days each May. The University of Kent has been running sold-out events for the past 3 years. In 2019, 35 UK cities held over 600 events, increasing to 40 cities/towns in 2020.

Over 1,000 scientists will have the opportunity to explain their research in an accessible form to the general public – mainly in bars and pubs.

The idea is to provide a platform which allows researchers to share their research with the public. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage the public with your research and to get experience of sharing it with new audiences.

Call for expressions of interest

In 2020, we will again be holding Pint of Science events in Kent in three locations: Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge. We have selected a number of pubs and are looking for expressions of interest from speakers, particularly Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students looking to develop their skills and experience in talking about their research.

If you are interested, please email us at with the following details by  Friday 14 February:

1. Your name and school

2. A summary of your research (max 100 words)

3. Your plan for an interactive session of 20-30 minutes (max 100 words)

4. An explanation of how you will make it engaging for the public audience – an important interactive component (max 100 words).