Pint of Science

Pint of Science is an international science festival which takes place annually throughout the UK and other countries. Scientists (of any type) present and discuss their latest research in a relaxed environment over a pint, at local venues, exactly as the name suggests. 


Pint of Science 2018

Nottingham was chosen as one of the hosting cities for the first time in 2016, and ever since then SBRC Nottingham staff and PhD students have been a regular contributor. 

Notable talks include:

  • “Gas Eating Microbes to the Rescue!” by PhD student Bart Pander
  • “How to make Jet Fuel from Greenhouse Gases” by PhD student Florence Annan and
  • “Who framed synthetic biology? Some reflections on science, language and culture” by Emeritus Professor Brigitte Nerlich  @BNerlich

Audiences are generally around 50 and the demographic mixed, giving rise to stimulating and vibrant discussion.

For more details see 


"Gas Eating Microbes to the Rescue"
Bart Pander


"Who Framed Synthetic Biology?"
Emeritus Prof Brigitte Nerlich