Pint of Science

When: 15-17 May 2017, 18:30 onwards
Where: The Woodman, New Canal Street, Digbeth, B5 5LG
Tickets: from £4 (available online here)

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research with you over a pint. You don’t need any prior knowledge, but you do have the opportunity to meet the people responsible for the future of science.

Events are taking place all over the city, but The Woodman is flying the flag for Birmingham with a trio of events:

  • Monday 15 May: Interpreting Minds
    “Every day we are constantly bombarded by all kinds of information. People share with us their stories and opinions, while newspapers and television overwhelm us with discoveries and (pseudo-)scientific news. Are we able to properly interpret this information? This evening we will be introduced to information that ‘doesn’t make sense’, from semantic illusions to stereotypes.”
  • Tuesday 16 May: Reforming Minds
    “Societies are often built in a compartment-like fashion and prison bars mark a boundary between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’. Human minds and behaviour are more complex, though. This evening we will explore innovative ways to deal with crime, from the point of view of prisoners and police. What happens when crime meets psychology and the scientific method?”
  • Wednesday 17 May: Deceiving Minds
    “Can we trust our beliefs and memories? Our everyday life is based on the assumption that there is some truth in what we believe and that we cannot voluntarily control what to remember and what to forget. But this is not always the case. This evening we will discover the power of the human mind, in all its strangeness. What if our mind is tricking us?”

For more information about the festival and events, visit the website or follow @PintOfScience on Twitter.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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