Science in the Pub Adelaide
The goal of Science in the Pub is to promote understanding of and enthusiasm for science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEM) in the general public. Our monthly gatherings are held on the first Friday of each month.
Science in the Pub brings together anyone who may or may not consider themselves scientists, in the shared interest of understanding, critiquing, debating, and learning more about current issues in science. Holding these meetings in a pub allows us to reach people in a casual, friendly setting that is open to everyone, academics and non-academics alike.
Science in the Pub is not a lecture series given by experts; it is a monthly forum where 2-4 panelists deliver short, 10 minute presentations on their experience with the topic and then answer questions from the audience via a moderator. Scientific discussion and debate can then continue informally among attendees after the panel disassembles.
Panelists are selected primarily on their ability to effectively communicate science in a non-technical and engaging manner. The expertise of the panelists will represent a range of backgrounds from STEM academics, researchers and working professionals to members of the public with first-hand knowledge on the subject.
By providing information from varied perspectives, Science in the Pub aims to create an atmosphere that respects different opinions while grounding those opinions in scientific evidence.