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From the team that brings you the global science festival Pint of Science. We meet leading scientists around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything. See pintofscience.co.uk for more.

From the team that brings you the global science festival Pint of Science. We meet leading scientists around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything. See pintofscience.co.uk for more.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

From the team that brings you the global science festival Pint of Science. We meet leading scientists around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything. See pintofscience.co.uk for more.

Language:

English

Contact:

00447814848158


Episodes

Pint of Science mini-series: Untold Stories. Episode 1: Founders Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin

4/1/2022
Welcome back to a special mini-series of the Pint of Science podcast: Untold Stories. 2022 marks the tenth edition of Pint of Science and we decided to chat to people behind the organisation and creation of the festival as well as those that have taken part over the years. We start with the two co-founders, Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin who were research scientists at Imperial College London where they first met and came up with the idea. At the time they hardly knew each other...

Duration:00:32:01

Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: STEM cell cancer treatments with Dr Ramy Ibrahim

6/28/2021
Welcome to the third and final episode of our very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company. The series wraps up with Dr Ramy Ibrahim, bit.bio’s Chief Medical Officer and a leading immuno-oncologist. Ramy explores how the field of immuno-oncology has evolved from fringe research to a 2011 breakthrough, when the US FDA approved the first immune therapy treatments for skin cancers, and on to his work as Chief...

Duration:00:33:59

Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Symphony of cells in context with Dr Paul Morrill

5/7/2021
Welcome to the second episode of our very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company. From Californian surfer to scientist to entrepreneur, today we're talking to Dr Paul Morrill, Chief Business Officer of bit.bio, who discusses their core purpose - to develop the underlying technologies capable of producing consistent batches of every cell type in the human body. He explains that part of their mission is to be able...

Duration:00:53:20

Pint of bit.bio: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Coding cells with Dr Mark Kotter

4/7/2021
Welcome to the first episode of a very exciting three-part mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with bit.bio, the cell coding company. The series kicks off with Dr Mark Kotter, founder and CEO of bit.bio. Mark is an academic neurosurgeon and scientist at the University of Cambridge, or more accurately these days, a bio engineer. His research specialises in quite literally reprogramming cells and coding them to perform certain activities, by activating certain...

Duration:00:27:29

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode four of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. In this four episode series, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:40:54

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode three of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:38:39

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode two of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:27:31

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode one of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:48:28

Pint of Science Podcast E15: Professor Jim Smith, Radiation and Environmental Scientist studying Chernobyl

7/7/2020
Callam and Jim meet Professor Jim Smith, Environmental Scientist at the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth. Jim started his career as a physicist, and has spent the last 30 years working in the Chernobyl disaster zone in Ukraine and Belarus. His work is somewhat unusual in combining physics and the science of radioactive decay, with environmental science and the effects of said radiation on wildlife populations. Jim's something of an...

Duration:00:42:19

Pint of Science Podcast E14: Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist

5/20/2020
Callam and Jim meet Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist and Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London. Paula studies the seismic activity of the Earth thousands of kilometres below the surface, but recent events much closer to home have had a surprising positive effect on her work. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and much of the world being in lockdown, Seismologists have been getting far clearer signals from within the Earth, because of...

Duration:00:45:22

Pint of Science Podcast E13: Professor Nick Chater - Professor of Behavioural Science

5/5/2020
We're very excited to have Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, from a safe social distance. Nick is the author of The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind, and an advisor to the UK Government’s Behavioural Insights team (‘The Nudge Unit’). He's also scientist in Residence for BBC Radio 4’s The Human Zoo. This week, Callam and Jim talk to Nick about the psychology of lockdowns around the world - not why we need to distance,...

Duration:00:44:29

Pint of Science Podcast E12: Special with Colin Furze, Inventor and YouTuber

12/13/2019
In a very special episode, Pint of Science was invited to do something rather different: Spend an afternoon with YouTuber and inventor/engineer Colin Furze. With nearly nine million subscribers, Colin is known worldwide for his incredible (and often a little dangerous) way of turning extreme dreams into real machines. Previous inventions include a real Star Wars AT and land speeder, a jet powered bicycle, and a guitar with a flamethrower on it. Now, working with BBC Earth and YouTube, he's...

Duration:00:23:31

Pint of Science Podcast E11: Special with Randall Munroe, author and XKCD cartoonist!

10/17/2019
Welcome back to a very special episode of the Pint of Science podcast! We had a chance to catch up with XKCD creator and author of 'How To' and 'Thing Explainer' Randall Munroe. Like this episode? Please share it with your friends and on social media! Randall is the brains and artistic hand behind https://xkcd.com/. His website gets some 70 million hits a month, and is a huge presence online, especially among communities on Reddit. He also has a book out, How To, which explains how to do...

Duration:00:55:58

Pint of Science Podcast E10: Dr Raia Hadsell - Artificial Intelligence researcher

5/20/2019
We were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Raia Hadsell, senior research scientist with world-renowned artificial intelligence research company DeepMind. DeepMind describe their mission as being ‘to push the boundaries of AI, developing programmes that can learn to solve a complex problem without needing to be taught how’. Artificial intelligence is an increasingly important part of our day to day lives and, whatever your feelings on it, it’s only going to become more important over the coming...

Duration:01:05:50

Pint of Science Podcast E9: Professor Jeff Forshaw - Particle Physicist

5/13/2019
There’s stuff everywhere. It’s there when you look out the window, it’s there when you’re doing your groceries, it’s even there when you look up into the night sky. But where did all the stuff come from, and what is it made of? What would happen if you broke something down into it’s constituent parts, and then broke those down, and then broke those down? How far could you go? No, this isn’t a Philomena Cunk episode, this is particle physics with Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics...

Duration:01:07:52

Pint of Science Podcast E8: Professor Saiful Islam - Materials chemist and renewable energy enthusiast

5/6/2019
The world is facing an energy crisis – our current energy storage and conversion technologies must continue to evolve to cope with an ever-growing population, but to avert a climate catastrophe science needs to meet those demands in a green and sustainable way. Well, thanks goodness then for people like Professor Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath and our guest for episode 8! We caught up with Saiful at The Assembly Inn, Bath, to hear about his...

Duration:00:53:34

Pint of Science Podcast E7: Professor Sheena Cruickshank - Immunologist & Microbiome enthusiast

4/29/2019
How do we manage to remain in good health (at least most of the time) in a world full of microorganisms that think our bodies are the equivalent of Magaluf? Does ‘imposter syndrome’ ever go away? And just what the heck is the microbiome!? All of these questions and more were answered when we returned to The Salutation Inn in Manchester for a catch up with Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Immunology and Public Engagement expert. Sheena works on the immune system, more specifically looking at...

Duration:01:02:22

Pint of Science Podcast E6: Professor Matthew Cobb - Evolutionary Zoologist

4/22/2019
This week we share a pint with a scientist who really smells. Sorry, he researches smells. Specifically, he’s interested to know how maggots smell; who says science can’t be glamorous! Our guest for episode 6 is the University of Manchester’s Professor Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology, award-winning science communicator extraordinaire and expert on the French Resistance during World War II… A bit of a modern-day polymath! We made a return visit to Manchester’s very accommodating...

Duration:01:23:39

Pint of Science Podcast E5: Dame Professor Sue Black - Forensic Anthropologist

4/15/2019
Life can be unpredictable, but one thing we can all be sure of is that one day, it’s going to end... according to this week’s guest though, that needn’t be something to worry about too much! To say that we were chuffed with this week’s episode is a bit of an understatement. We sat down for a drink and a chat at The Borough Pub in Lancaster with none other than Dame Professor Sue Black, world-renowned forensic anthropologist and strong contender for a ‘most productive person ever’...

Duration:01:19:09

Pint of Science Podcast E4: Professor Anjali Goswami - Evolution Expert at the Natural History Museum

4/8/2019
How did the dinosaurs die out? What is Deep Time? Why are there so many insects? And is dental microwear just tiny orthodontics (spoiler alert: it isn’t). These are just a few of the big questions we sat down to ask Anjali Goswami, Professor of Paleobiology and Research Leader in the Life Science Vertebrates Division at the Natural History Museum. This week, the beautiful Imperial Durbar in Tooting served as our setting, a venue that turned out to be very suitable for the podcast content!...

Duration:00:59:53