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Pint of Science returns to Portsmouth and Southsea this May, with science-focused talks taking place in two pubs — The Barley Mow and The Fat Fox — across three evenings.

Hear 18 University of Portsmouth researchers talk about everything from volcanoes and prehistoric life to mending organs and how frogs could benefit our health.

Pint of Science is the world’s largest festival of public science talks. Thousands of scientists simultaneously stand up and tell the public about their research in over 100 cities across 12 countries.

It was founded five years ago by two UK researchers. The festival brings a unique line-up of talks, demonstrations, and live experiments to the nation’s locals.

Talks in Portsmouth will cover topics including rising continents and explosive volcanoes, body cryotherapy and organ mending, renewable energy, and urban animal visitors.

Clare Eglin will discuss how our bodies are evolutionarily adapted to 28ºC — very different from the usual climate in Portsmouth! — and Malcolm MacIver is set to speak about the effects digital devices have on our eyes.

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of fun science-related activities including quizzes, puzzles, and engaging stories.

Entry is only £4.00 for each evening, and can be bought online through the Pint of Science website »

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