Pint of Science festival to visit Lowestoft bar The Ropeworks for first year

Last year's Pint of Science festival in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams.

Last year's Pint of Science festival in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams. - Credit: Steve Adams

Pint of Science, the world's largest festival of public science talks, will be coming to Lowestoft for the first time this year.

The Ropeworks on Battery Green Road, Lowestoft.
Picture: James Bass Photography

The Ropeworks on Battery Green Road, Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The event features 90 of East Anglia's most exciting academic researchers who will be taking centre stage in pubs and bars across Norfolk and Suffolk. And this year, the Pint of Science Norwich team will also be hosting one of their events at the newly-opened Lowestoft bar The Ropeworks, on Tuesday, May 16.

This event will celebrate the world leading science conducted at the local research centre CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science).

Attendees will enjoy an exciting insight into the depths of our marine environment with talks from local scientists.

These include ecotoxicologist Cheryl Moran, who will explain the importance of keeping our coastline clean; preserving our waterways, their wildlife, and the societies and economies which depend upon them. She will be joined by Dr Thomas Maes, leader of CEFAS' Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme, who will shine a light on tiny plastic particles threatening our sea life, explaining how scientists have developed new fluorescent dyes to help the detect pollutants and clean up our marine environment.


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Pint of Science is an international three-day festival and was established five years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Festival founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin wanted to bring back the personal touch to science, giving everyone the chance to meet the real people behind the incredible research taking place in universities across the country.

'Science can often get lost in translation, leading to the spread of pseudo-science and myths,' said festival co-founder Dr Motskin. 'The best way to overcome this for people to be able to talk to scientists directly in a familiar environment, such as in a pub over a pint.

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'The festival gives everyone the chance to pick the brains of some of the UK's most brilliant academics, breaking down barriers and giving unrivalled access to the people behind the science.'

Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website at https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/norwich and cost £4.

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