Quench your thirst for knowledge at Pint of Science

Join researchers from the Faculty of Biological Sciences as the world-wide science festival comes to Leeds between 13-15 May.

Pint of Science is an annual festival which transforms local spaces, such as pubs and cafes, into knowledge goldmines.

And between 13-15 May, it will come to pubs in Leeds!

Pint of Science is all about providing spaces for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres.

Izzie Gibson, co-lead of Pint of Science Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences

This year, Leeds will host 14 events across Leeds covering topics from viral visions and cancer cures to the effects of climate change and complexities of human behaviour.

The events fall into 6 key themes; Atoms to Galaxies, Beautiful Mind, Our Body, Planet Earth, Our Society and Creative Reactions.

For the first time, there will also an event dedicated to the culmination of art and science.

This year we are particularly excited as our team have put together the first ever ‘Creative Reactions’ event in Leeds. This theme brings art and science together in one event, showing that all research can harmonise together.

Kasia Hammond, co-lead of Pint of Science, Faculty of Biological Sciences and Medicine.
A man and woman sit at a table smiling


Atoms to Galaxies

Crowd of Favours, LS2 7EA

19:00 – 21:30

From fire to fog: lava pools and clouds in space: 13th May 

Cancer cures & quantum leaps: 14th May 

Water: the way of life: 15th May 

Beautiful Mind

The Lending Room, LS2 3AP

18:30 – 21:00

Human equation: justice and compassion: 13th May 

How m(AI) help you: 14th May 

Build a brain workshop: constructing a consciousness: 15th May 

Our Body

Belgrave Music Hall, LS2 8JP and The Social, LS2 8JE

19:00 – 21:30

From bench to bedside: 13th May

Crimson clues: microscopic art, forensics and platelets: 14th May 

Viral visions: understanding human-virus dynamics: 15th May 

Planet Earth

Parkside Tavern, LS2 8JE

19:00 – 21:30

Down to earth: 13th May 

Climate chronicles: rainforests, rain and hidden forces: 14th May 

Annapurna peaks and apex predators: adventures in field research: 15th May 

Our Society

The Social, LS2 8JE

19:00 – 21:30

Hidden gems: under-recognised figures in STEM: 14th May 

Creative Reactions

Belgrave Music Hall, LS2 8JP

19:00 – 21:30

Heartbeats: the science and art of the heart: 15th May 

An audience listen to a male speaker at a Pint of Science event

Izzie Gibson and Kasia Hammond are undertaking their PhDs in the Faculty of Biological Sciences alongside their role as Leeds city coordinators for Pint of Science.

In April 2024, they were both awarded Postgraduate Researcher of the Year at the Leeds Partnership Awards for all their hard work in bringing together this year’s Leeds festival.

It’s been a great joy to volunteer under Pint of Science over the last few years. I’m very passionate about making science accessible to all and seeing people from all backgrounds engaging with novel research concepts is always so rewarding.

Izzie Gibson

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