Discuss designer babies and burn toast on a ‘pub crawl’ with Queen Mary University scientists

Scientists from Quuen Mary will be taking part in the Pint of Science Festival. Pic: QMU

Scientists from Quuen Mary will be taking part in the Pint of Science Festival. Pic: QMU - Credit: Archant

A group of scientists from Queen Mary University will be taking part in a ‘pub crawl’ to discuss a variety of topics including designer babies, burn toast and windy days.

The boffins from Queen Mary University of London in Mile End, will be touring drinking holes across the city as part of this year’s Pint of Science Festival.

The festival was founded seven years ago by Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin to bring back the personal touch to science, and offers unique talks, demonstrations and live experiments to drinkers from May 20-22.

Each evening will also include science-related activities including games, science comedy, fun quizzes and geeky puzzles.

The festival’s director Dr Callam Davidson said: “This year’s festival will feature some fantastically creative events cooked up by our endlessly ambitious volunteers, showcasing some of the nation’s most brilliant researchers in their local pubs and cafes.”

Giuila De Rossi, Queen Mary Pint of Science co-ordinator, added: “My favourite part of Pint of Science is the Q&A session, it’s very rewarding to see the public so genuinely interested and engaged.”

For more information and to buy tickets at £4 each visit pintofscience.co.uk.