What and When is SciBar??
SciBar is exactly what it sounds like - Science in a Bar! Our goal is to bring science to a wider audience in a relaxing and informal environment.
These events are run at the St Aldates Tavern (see below for map) in Oxford city centre, normally on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. The topics are varied, previously we've covered everything from detox diets to the legacy humans will leave on the Earth, so there's bound to be something that appeals to all tastes. You can see a list of our previous speakers on our Past Events page!
The events are free and no previous science knowledge is required - so come along and learn the science behind everyday life over a pint!
Wednesday Jan 21st @ 7pm: Professor Chris Ponting: In Your DNA - The Evolutionary Journey Of Your Genome
Our evolutionary heritage shared with primates, fish and even bugs is written in our DNA. These 3 billion letters of our ‘book of life’ were written by evolution over millions, if not billions, of years and are still revealing many surprises.
Join us to hear Prof Chris Ponting (MRC Functional Genomics Unit, University of Oxford) shine a light on the ‘dark matter’ of our genome, and explain why 90% of our genome serves no consequence.
Missed it? Don't fret as our podcast will be available for download shortly after the event
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