|Oooh my first Tweet!....such pressure, whatever shall I write??!|
Why a 'Pint' of Science? you may ask. The idea of the festival is to bring exciting science and the public together in probably the most convivial of settings...the Great British Pub. Over three evenings, researchers from the university will be giving interactive talks in watering houses across the city covering everything from technology, zoology, psychology and the role of science in society. Since it started it 2012, the idea has spread across the world, with cities in Europe, the USA, Australasia and even Africa taking part. Sheffield hosted the festival for the first time last year and it was a tremendous success, with many of the talks being sold out (you can see my post on volunteering at the festival in 2016 here). But this year it will be bigger and (hopefully!) even BETTER, with twice as many talks....and it will be my job to get bums on seats. At the brainstorming meeting this week , we left no stone unturned - leafleting in the city, Facebook, Student radio, email alerts, local newspapers and radio....and of course Twitter!
I do hope I haven't taken on too much...I may have had a gentle re-introduction to my PhD but once my lab work starts in earnest, things could start to get a bit demanding.... Keep watching as I will be posting regularly on our progress, especially after the programme of speakers is finalised. And in the meantime, when inspiration strikes I will endeavour to share my thoughts on Twitter....if you're already active in the Twittersphere, why not follow me and see what I get up to?