Pint of Science Festival comes to Liverpool

Lecturers from across LJMU will be sharing their research as part of the Pint of Science festival programme this May. 

The worldwide science festival, which brings researchers to local cafes/pubs and venues to share scientific discoveries, comes to Liverpool next month and LJMU is participating for the first time by showcasing research from across the Faculty of Science. 

Pint of Science LJMU line up

The festival runs from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 May, with LJMU researchers sharing their latest research and discoveries at Murphy’s Distillery and Bar, Liverpool. The Pint of Science LJMU line up includes: 

What is RNA? Should we take Vitamin D and have pub food?: Monday 22 May, 7-9pm  

Dr Daniel Owens, will be shedding some light on Vitamin D; Dr Kehinde Ross will be talking about plans to use RNA to help in the fight against cancer; and Dr Ian Davies and Toni Blackham will be discussing how we can reformulate takeaway food.  

A forensic scientist among the spirits: Tuesday 23 May, 7-9pm 

What are psychic detectives and what do they do? Are they even real? Dr Matteo Borrini will hold a forensic investigation which will lift the veil, revealing the true nature of alleged paranormal detectives. 

The Past, the Present and the Weird: Wednesday 24 May, 7-9pm 

Dr Peter Falkingham will be sharing the latest research into recovering foot motions of dinosaurs; Dr Jon Dick will be revealing investigations into where microplastics come from; and Dr Mark Feltham will be showcasing the weird and wonderful lives of animals. 


Tickets are £5 per person for each evening event, and you can book, or find out more about the full Pint of Science festival line up across the city, here. 


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