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Pint of Science festival returns with talks in Belgian pubs

10:51 20/05/2019

Fun discussions about science - in a pub. That's the idea behind the Pint of Science festival which is back in Belgium this week for a second year running.

Pubs in Aalst, Antwerp, Brussels, Gent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Liège, Louvain-la-Neuve, Mons, Mechelen, and St-Niklaas will be the venues for a range of talks from 20-22 May covering everything from astronomy to zoology.

The annual science festival began life in the UK and now takes place worldwide every May - last year attracting 120,000 people in 21 countries.

The aim: bring inspiring scientists to local pubs and bars in a laid-back atmosphere to discuss their latest research with the public. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general public and address all scientific subjects.

In Belgium, 74 events are planned. At each event, you have the opportunity to meet a bunch of scientists and discover one of the festival seven themes covering all kinds of science: Beautiful Mind, Atoms to Galaxies, Our Body, Planet Earth, Tech Me Out, Our Society and Creative Reactions.

Talks are available in English, French and Dutch. Attendees can also take part in science-themed games, quizzes and activities between talks.

Pint of Science, around Belgium, 20-22 May

Written by The Bulletin