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Pint of Science 2022

Are you passionate about science? Public engagement? Pubs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in helping to run Pint of Science festival in Queen Mary in 2022!

What is Pint of Science? 
Pint of Science is an international science festival that usually happens annually over three evenings in May. From 9th to 11th May 2022, science researchers will be making their way from the lab to the pub to share their research stories with the public over a nice cold pint.

Last year, Pint of Science 2021 had to take place online on YouTube due the pandemic but it will come back to pubs in 2022! In previous years, our fantastic festival in Queen Mary saw ~500 attendees and 26 speakers sharing a pint at over 12 events, with highlights including a talk from Mars Society President, Robert Zubrin, and a night hosted by BBC science correspondent, Tom Feilden, for the mental health research charity, MQ.

The festival doesn’t happen by itself; it needs a team of enthusiastic and inventive volunteers to make it happen. That’s where you might come in… We need volunteers to run the festival in London! Roles require part-time commitment from November 2021 – May 2022 and include event manager, communications manager and web manager.

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What’s involved for volunteers? 
Pint of Science is a great way to learn team-working, event management and science public engagement. Not only is it a great boost to your CV, it’s also excellent for meeting new people and generally having a laugh – how often do you get to run your own festival in your spare time?

Get involved and help showcase the world-class science that happens in Queen Mary’s universities.

Our events include the following topics: Beautiful Mind (neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry), Atoms to Galaxies (physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy), Our Body (medicine, human biology, health), Planet Earth (geosciences, plant sciences, zoology), Tech Me Out (biotechnology, robotics, computers), Our Society (law, history, politics, policy, languages).

Please click on the following links to see events from previous years:

If you want to get involved, please complete this form to register your interest – we will get back to you if we think there is a role to match! We anticipate a lot of interest so please don’t think badly of us if you don’t hear back this year – there will be plenty more opportunities in the future.

Interested in finding out more? Visit the website for more info.
Any further questions, please contact Monja ( or Loïc ( and we’ll get back to you.

We look forward to receiving your responses! 



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