About us

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting, fun, relevant talks on the latest scientific research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out. It is run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in venues across the world. Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation.


In 2012 Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin were two research scientists at Imperial College London. They started and organised an event called ‘Meet the Researchers’ which brought people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis into their labs to show them the kind of research they do. It was inspirational for both visitors and researchers. They thought if people want to come into labs to meet scientists, why not bring the scientists out to the people? And so Pint of Science was born. In May 2013 they held the first Pint of Science festival which featured some of the biggest names in their fields to explain their ground-breaking work to lovers of science and beer. It was a phenomenal success of course!

Locations and topics

full list of Pint of Science cities and countries can be found on our locations page.

Our events were held in English and Swedish and broadly fall under the following 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 - art and science come together


The first Pint of Science festival in Sweden took place 20-22 May 2019 in Lund, Linköping, Uppsala and Stockholm. More than 500 visitors for attending 18 events organised in 5 different places! What a success!

2020 - 2021

Pint of Science festival was an online edition 7-9 September 2020 and 17-19 May 2021 due to the covid-19 situation. Researchers from Linköping, Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala and Umeå universities presented their work virtually.

We welcomed you from all over Sweden thanks to the online edition. All podcasts of the online editions are available on Facebook and Youtube