SPORT, politics and religion are often the main topics of conversation you will hear round the bar of your local pub.

But now subjects such as physics and biology may about to be common place at boozers in Southampton.

Scientists are to venture out of their laboratories and heading to the pub in a bid to make science accessible.

They will be visiting pubs across the city in a mission to break down barriers and inspire punters.

Pub-goers will learn about quantum physics with music, discover how 3D printed organs can save lives and learn how drunk worms can teach us about alcoholism at the three-day Pint of Science Festival which runs until tomorrow.

There will also be live experiments, quizzes and stories from speakers, PhD students and researchers.

The University of Southampton’s event will be hosted by The Red Lion in Southampton High Street, Avondale House in Carlton Crescent, The Juniper Berry in Castle Square and The Dancing Man Brewery in Town Quay.

University of Southampton PhD student and Pint of Science co-ordinator Nathan Shammah said: “By taking science to the pub, we hope to break down barriers and remove some of the mystery surrounding scientific research.

"Pint of Science is not a series of dull lectures but a chance to meet the real face of science, ask questions and have lots of fun.”

Mandy Lacey-Cross, from The Dancing Man, said: “As Southampton’s newest brewhouse we jumped at the chance to be a venue for Pint of Science.

"Our brewers have even created a beer especially for Pint of Science in Southampton, called Beer Geek, which will be available exclusively at The Dancing Man during the festival.”

The University of Southampton’s three-day event Pint of Science Festival will coincide with an international festival taking place in 50 cities across eight countries.

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