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Results and open-mic night

Science in the Pub – it’s your round

Jenny Rohn doing science in the pubThe PubSci on 7th June 2011 Upstairs at the Ritzy in Brixton will kick off with Jenny Rohn reporting back on the results of last month’s wine-related experiment, before we open the floor for our first open-mic session.

So if you have a science related bee in your bonnet that you want to set free, anecdotes from the lab or from life, or if you just want to share something you think is interesting – this will be the perfect opportunity.

Of course we will be conducting another experiment during the evening and there will be a friendly and informal atmosphere for those who just want to sit back and soak up the geekiness of it all.

The event will kick off at 7:30pm this week, but you are welcome to join us from 6:30pm if you fancy a bite to eat from the Ritzy’s tasty menu.

Come and get your geek on!

We came, we saw, we got our geek on

We didn’t know what to expect, or the turnout we would get, but on the night the very first Pubsci at the Upstairs at the Ritzy was a huge success, thanks largely to the excellent stewardship of our first host and designated scientist Jenny Rohn and of course the participation of those who attended.

We felt the format of short talk with audience feedback followed by a live experiment worked well and will form the template for future hosts to follow. Jenny is hard at work crunching the numbers for  her analysis of the experiment – but until then enjoy some photos of the night.

The first Pubsci..

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Science in the Pub

What is Science in the Pub?

If you are anything like us you’re interested in science and you’ll probably enjoy a sociable drink in a nice venue, with interesting people.

It’s a simple premise, so we’ve decided to run with it by hosting a free event at the Brixton Ritzy starting 3rd May at 8pm.

The idea is to offer an opportunity for the rich scientific activity going on in London to have an informal forum, without the broader agendas that are usually associated with Skeptics in the Pub and with a slightly less general public focus than Cafe Scientifique.

Don’t get us wrong, the public are very welcome, but the idea is to create a venue where you can get your geek on without fear of excluding the audience – so any non-scientists in attendance will mostly be science geeks wanting to find out what’s happening in science straight from the source.

Format for the evening

For our first event we have the author and cell biologist Jenny Rohn who has stepped up to the task of kick-starting PubSci. Plans include an experiment involving alcohol and Jenny will introduce a topic to get conversation started.

We may also try an open mic format for some of the evening, so if you have something you want to talk about, or ideas you want to bounce off other scientists, you’ll be in the right place.

We’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #PubSci and we’ll update this blog to keep everyone informed about what’s going on as plans become firmer. Remember to spread the word and come along – this is new and you have the opportunity to shape it and make it work. If all goes well we will keep it as a regular fixture.

We hope to see you there for a drink and a chat!