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This year’s annual global festival Pint of Science will take place in the Cape Town City Bowl at Cause Effect and in Durbanville at Devil’s Peak Brewery de Oude. The public can look forward to three nights of informative and cutting edge discussions between 14 -16 May 2018 at 18:30. The University of Cape Town has announced that it will also host its own Pint of Science.

“UCT is delighted to be hosting a Pint of Science event on our campus in 2018. Our UCT students are producing ground-breaking research and it is wonderful for them to have the opportunity to present their findings in a relaxed environment.  We believe that as a community we have a responsibility to engage with the public to inform them about what our scientific discoveries and developments are and Pint of Science provides a wonderful platform to do this, said Katherine Wilson, Communication & Marketing Manager, Faculty of Science, University of Cape Town.

“Cause Effect is built on the modern scientific principles of drink making, and thus it’s a perfect fit with an event celebrating science. Add the pint and the focus is learning while sharing drinks with friends. Everything Cause Effect supports! Come listen to scientists talk on their work and watch our magicians create drinks. We look forward to welcoming you to our labs 14-16 May,” said Kurt Schlechter, Co-owner of Cause Effect.

The event aims to create spaces and moments for interaction between scientists and the public by providing a valuable opportunity to ‘bring the lab’ to the public and foster conversation -over a pint- on the latest research and findings in science.

Festival goers can look forward to the following speakers and topics:

City Bowl Event at CAUSE | EFFECT, Gardens
Beautiful Minds | 14 May 2018 at 18:30
Dr. Jonathan Shock 1942-2018, The legacy and impact of Stephen Hawking
Dr. Hayley Tomes Seeing Inside the Black Box
 Dr. Fleur Howells t.b.c
Our Body | 15 May 2018 at 18:30
Dr. Smritee Dabee STDs and inflammation: Finding the chink in HIV’s armour
Dr. Rubina Bunjun HIV’s new BFF
Dr. Kerryn Warren What would a human-neanderthal hybrid look like?
Atoms to Galaxies | 16 May 2018 at 18:30
Pontsho Maruping International Governance of Outer Space
Dr. John Woodland Quinine – Shining new light on an ancient molecule
SAWISE EVENT at Devil’s Peak Brewery de Oude, Durbanville
Our Body | 14 May 2018 at 18:30
Dr. Elloise du Toit Breast Milk: A Mother’s Genius
Dr. Karin Baatjes Maintaining bone health of breast cancer survivors
Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba TB and our body- a dangerous combination
Planet Earth | 15 May 2018 at 18:30
Prof. Jill Farrant Food security in a hotter drier future?
Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan Dinosaurs- How we know what we know
Dr. Haley Cawthra The ocean floor of South Africa sheds light on past climates, environments and early human pathways
Atoms to Galaxies | 16 May 2018 at 18:30
Dr. Fanelwa Ngece-Ajayi Conductive metal modified polymeric platforms as sensors for the detection of TB treatment drug
Dr. Jaisheila Rajput Breaking down silos | Enhancing conditions for innovation

Pint of Science was founded in the UK and runs every May in more than 150 cities across 19 different countries.  For more information, visit http://www.pintofscience.co.za/

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