Pint of Science Hull brings medical experts in to your local pub

16 April 2018
Pint of Science

Clinicians, consultants and experts from Hull York Medical School will take to the stage in your local pub as part of Pint of Science 14-16 May

What is it like to have brain surgery whilst you’re awake? Why is poo important to your immune system? And what is it that causes that throaty cough?

These are just some of the questions that clinicians, consultants and experts from Hull York Medical School will shed light on in your local pub as part of Pint of Science, the world’s largest festival of public science talks.

The Pint of Science festival takes place on 14-16 May, where thousands of scientists around the world will speak about their research. In nearly 300 cities across 21 countries, the festival brings a unique line up of talks, demonstrations and live experiments to the nation’s favourite locals.

In Hull, medical experts will about a variety of fascinating topics at pubs in the city centre including The Brain Jar, Vintage Bar and Furley & Co.

Get ready for a night of giggles and coughing fits as Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr George Spink sheds light on what it is like to have open brain surgery whilst you’re awake, and respiratory expert Dr Laura Sadofsky explains what exactly is causing that throaty cough.

Find out about the importance of poo from Gastroenterologist Professor Martin Veysey and how it helps your immune system, and discover the unknown medical speciality of sports medicine from Dr Dane Vishnubala.

And PhD student Zivarna Murphy will give a talk about the incredible generosity of those who donate their body after death to medical teaching and research, and the special role they play in training doctors and surgeons.

The events will be compered by Dr Kat Sanders, Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy, and the University of Hull’s Science Outreach Officer, Phil Bell-Young, who have a wealth experience of sharing their passion for science with the public at local and national events, and have both also competed in the UK finals of the science communication completion FameLab.

Pint of Science was established six years ago by a group of UK-based postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and has grown into one of the world’s biggest science festivals. The founders, Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin, have brought a personal touch to science, giving everyone the chance to meet the people behind the incredible research taking place across the globe.

Alongside the main talks, each evening will also include a range of science-inspired activities including quizzes, games, and other interactive enjoyment.

Tickets are available from the Pint of Science website, with each evening costing just £4.