The Bollington Brewing Company

Monday 19 May
Bollington Civic Hall

It’s Bollington SciBar’s 5th Birthday, and we’re celebrating by hosting a special ‘double-bill’ as part of this year’s 50th Anniversary Bollington Festival.

Guest speakers, Professor Ian Wilson and Professor Jonathan Swinton, will discuss advances in analytical chemistry over the last half century, as well as posing the question: Is there any more Maths to find out?

You may remember that both scientists have given fascinating talks in the past, on subjects as varied as Infinity and the symbiosis of drugs and bugs.

Our Bollington SciBar here at The Vale Inn grew out of a hugely successful series of events during the last Bollington Festival in 2009. Regular sessions of science-talk over a relaxed drink have taken place at the pub ever since.

Bollington Brewing Company Director, Lee Wainwright, says: “Bollington SciBar has been a success since day one, which just goes to show that science is more popular than we think. People seem to enjoy the informal surroundings and being able to chat about interesting topics over a drink: from our point of view, it’s the perfect combination of a thirst for knowledge as well as beer!”

To maximise numbers, the Happy Birthday SciBar! event will take place at the Civic Hall in Bollington, with all your favourite Bollington Brewing Company beers available behind the bar, including our special commemorative beer, Festivale, a spicy Bavarian Hopped pale ale, perfect for celebrating this special occasion!

We’d like to thank everyone on the SciBar team – from speakers, to listeners, to bar staff – who’ve come together over the last five years to make Bollington SciBar such a great event.

Happy Birthday SciBar! is FREE and entry is on a first come, first served basis. Suitable for ages 16+. Younger participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult please.

To avoid disappointment, make sure you arrive early as this is bound to be a popular event. Bar opens at 6pm. Hope to see you there.

Image by Will Clayton sourced from flickr creative commons.