History of Pint of Science

History

In 2012 Dr Michael Motskin and Dr Praveen Paul were two research scientists at Imperial College, London. They started and organised an event called 'Meet the Researchers'. It brought people affected by Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis into their labs to show them the kind of research they do. It was inspirational for both visitors and researchers. They thought if people want to come into labs to meet scientists, why not bring the scientists out to the people? And so Pint of Science was born. In May 2013 they held the first Pint of Science festival in just three cities. It quickly took off around the world and now happens in nearly 300 cities. Pint of Science received a "Points of Light" award by the Prime Minister in recognition of voluntary work and making a change in the community

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