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Science in the Eye of the Beer-Holder—How To Put On an Effective Pint of Science: The Adelaide Experience

    Authors: Katharina Richter1,2,*, Nicky Thomas2,3
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Surgery, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; 2: Adelaide Biofilm Test Facility, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; 3: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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    • Received 27 November 2017 Accepted 11 December 2017 Published 30 March 2018
    • ©2018 Author(s). Published by the American Society for Microbiology.
    • [open-access] This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ and https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode), which grants the public the nonexclusive right to copy, distribute, or display the published work.

    • *Corresponding author. Mailing address: Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, University of Adelaide, 37a Woodville Rd, Woodville South SA 5011, Australia. Phone: +61 8 8222 8447. Fax: +61 8 8222 7419. E-mail: Katharina.Richter@adelaide.edu.au.
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2018 vol. 19 no. 1 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1539
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    Abstract:

    “Pint of Science” is an outreach activity bringing the latest scientific discoveries to the community in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2012, this three-night festival in May is now held annually in cities around the world. Today, Pint of Science contributes to science education and engages peers and the public alike, demystifying science at a pub near you. This article gives advice about how to organize a Pint of Science festival, as exemplified by the Adelaide/South Australia chapter’s 2017 experience.

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Abstract:

“Pint of Science” is an outreach activity bringing the latest scientific discoveries to the community in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2012, this three-night festival in May is now held annually in cities around the world. Today, Pint of Science contributes to science education and engages peers and the public alike, demystifying science at a pub near you. This article gives advice about how to organize a Pint of Science festival, as exemplified by the Adelaide/South Australia chapter’s 2017 experience.

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Countries participating in Pint of Science 2017 (map) and Pint of Science chapters, including year established (box). Image courtesy of Pint of Science.

Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2018 vol. 19 no. 1 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1539
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