Are you passionate about science? Public engagement? Pubs!? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in helping to run the Pint of Science festival in York in 2024!
What is Pint of Science?
Pint of Science is an international science communication festival that happens annually over three evenings in May. From 13-15 May 2024, science researchers will be making their way from the lab to public venues such as cafes and pubs to share their research stories with the public over a nice cold pint of their favourite drink.
The festival doesn’t happen by itself; it needs a team of enthusiastic and inventive volunteers to make it happen. That’s where you might come in. We need volunteers to run the festival in York! Roles require part-time commitment from Nov to May.
What’s involved for volunteers?
Pint of Science is a great way to learn team-working, event management and science public engagement. Not only is it a great boost to your CV, it’s also excellent for meeting new people and generally having a laugh – how often do you get to run your own festival in your spare time?
Get involved and help showcase the world-class science that happens in York’s universities.
Our events include the following broad topics:
- Beautiful Mind (neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry)
- Atoms to Galaxies (physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy)
- Our Body (medicine, human biology, health)
- Planet Earth (geosciences, plant sciences, zoology)
- Tech Me Out (biotechnology, robotics, computers)
- Our Society (law, history, politics, policy, languages)
- Creative Reactions – where science meets art
If you want to get involved, please register your interest – we will get back to you if we think there is a role to match! We anticipate a lot of interest so please don’t think badly of us if you don’t hear back this year – there will be plenty more opportunities in the future.
Interested in finding out more? Visit the Pint of Science website for more info.
Any further questions, please contact Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.