PubSci (or Science in the Pub if you want the full name) is an informal science-related event held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Old King’s Head in Borough held online for as long as covid restrictions continue.

PubSci was established back in April 2011 by James Robson and Paolo Viscardi. The event has an evolving format around the idea of informal science communication that we would want to go to ourselves. Things have changed over the years, with James leaving London in 2013 and more recently Paolo heading off at the end of 2016.

PubSci is now run a small team of dedicated SciComm enthusiasts and is hosted by Richard Marshall.

We’ve used several venues over the years: the Brixton Ritzy, Hackney Picturehouse and Clapham Picture house, Prince William Henry and the Albert Arms, but our longest standing home has been the Old King’s Head in Borough, right next to London Bridge tube exit. Sadly live events were hurriedly cancelled in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After experimenting with an online format in June 2020, we’re now back again, online, with a great programme of talks, currently hosted via Zoom on the last Friday of the month. This is likely to change when pubs reopen!

If you have any ideas for events please get in touch using the email below, especially if you want to help organise it with the team of PubSci fans who have volunteered to keep things running.

It would also be great to hear feedback from events we have already organised, we welcome the opportunity to improve, to tighten the format, and to be more inclusive and diverse. Science is not afraid of change, and nor is PubSci!

You can contact us via LondonPubSci@gmail.com or on Twitter using @PubSci

3 responses to “About

  1. I’m really excited about this! How can I take part? I’ve been involved in “Bright Club” a few times and this sounds similar. I’m a planetary scientist who loves the sound of her own voice 🙂

  2. Hi James,

    I spoke to you briefly last night after Alok had finished about an event – The Enlightenment Cafe – do you want to drop me an email and we could arrange to meet up about it?

    Last night was awesome!



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