The rumours are true: PubSci is back!
Three years after the pandemic halted live events, PubSci returns to its familiar home near London Bridge for a cornucopia of science talks in the comfort of the Old King’s Head (OKH).
On Wednesday 19th April PubSci presents our Restart Special: A Celebration of Science.
Four Speakers in One Night
The PubSci Restart Special will be an evening of entertaining short talks on fascinating science topics. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you think. Some might turn you to drink. After the main event, you’ll have time to catch up with old friends, space to make new friends, and the opportunity to chat with your kind of people over a drink or two.
Save the date now and look out for the full event announcement in early April.
The OKH has a well-stocked bar, a happy hour from 5-7pm (we start at 7), and a great range of pub grub. The landlord has kindly agreed to keep the kitchen open for us, so you can satisfy your physiological and intellectual appetites at the same time.
Third Wednesday of Every Month
Looking ahead, we have a constellation of fantastic speakers lined up, including some all-time PubSci favourites. Don’t forget, we’ve moved from the first Wednesday of the month to the third, so please put third Wednesdays in your diary, beginning with 19th April 2023.
I’ll be announcing the spring/summer programme at the Restart Special before posting it on our website. While there, you can subscribe to the PubSci calendar to be notified as events are scheduled. Don’t forget to join our email list to receive the full monthly update.
PubSci remains free to attend. We pass round a beer mug at each event on a pay-what-you-can basis to cover costs such as speakers’ expenses and AV equipment.
See you on the 19th!
PS You can follow us on social media too.
Regretably, the upstairs room at the OKH is not wheelchair accessible.
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What’s the future of PubSci Online?
Running PubSci via Zoom while we were unable to get together in person was a great experience, despite the additional costs. Creating a Virtual Pub with Real Science ™ allowed me to invite speakers from the USA, and gave us the chance to widen the PubSci community without geographical limits. We haven’t forgotten you!
Whilst PubSci is about in-person science communication at heart, returning to live events doesn’t mean the end of the wider PubSci community. The April event will be IRL only, but we hope to begin live-streaming later in the spring. Once live events are up-and running I will work on the logistics and set about finding volunteers to record and stream live talks. If you come to PubSci regularly and have experience with OBS, please get in touch!
If you’ve never been to PubSci, our YouTube channel has recordings of our online talks during lockdown