Pint of Science Festival 2019

Last month Pint of Science returned to Exeter. Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival that takes place every year and brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries. This year it was in over 24 countries in nearly 400 cities. In the UK there were over 600 events in 41 cities.

This year in Exeter, there were four main themes: Our bodies (Exonian), Our beautiful minds (RAMM), Planet Earth (Henry’s Bar) and Atoms to Galaxies (City Gate). Over 550 tickets were sold across the festival.

The Atoms to Galaxies Team was the Physics/Engineering topics. It was held at the City Gate. We had 3 events: “Little Things Make A Big Difference”, “Tech That, Tomorrow” and “Stars, Planets and Disks”. Each night there were three talks given by active researchers, interactive sessions and a quiz with questions based on the theme of the night. Over the three nights we sold over 110 tickets (116) with the “Little Things Make A Big Difference” and “Tech That, Tomorrow” events being sold out.

The below groups included CDT students (indicated in brackets) and University staff:

Exeter’s Pint of Science – Atoms to Galaxies Organisers:

Elizabeth Martin (lead, CDT)

David Osuna Ruiz (CDT)

Shane Davies (CDT)

Iago Rodriguez Diez (CDT)

Mark Philips


Exeter’s Pint of Science – Atoms to Galaxies – Little Things Make A Big Difference Speakers:

Adolf De Sanctis (also led an interactive session)

Pablo Martinez Pancorbo (CDT)

Steve Hepplestone


Exeter’s Pint of Science – Atoms to Galaxies – Tech That, Tomorrow:

Liam Trimby (CDT- also led an interactive session)

Paul Keatley

Jess Brown (CDT)


Emily Glover was also involved with publicity of Exeter’s Pint of Science in general.


The events were covered by university student media and two of Exeter’s Pint of Science leaders, Aaron Labdon and Anastasiia Kovalenko, spoke about the various themes on BBC Radio Devon.

As you can see from the photos below, the audience were engaged with plenty of talks and activities:

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