Ask a Scientist


InterSci’s Ask a Scientist series provides a chance for people to chat about science, with the aim of encouraging collaboration and conversation.

Every other Monday, two scientists discuss their work or something they find interesting in science. The conversations are accessible to all and and are directed at non-specialists. (We have Jargon flags to keep on top of this!) The speakers start with an overview of themselves and their topic of conversation, and then the audience begins the discussion.

If you’re interested in science and learning about topics outside of your specialism, come along for a drink and a chat!

Next events (link to Facebook events)
See below for info on our upcoming speakers. You can find more information about them and their work here.

All 7:30pm, all Argyle Bar (15-17 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JJ)

19 February
Paul Cowling is a PhD student working on better diagnoses for lung cancer and Aurélie Fontan is a fashion student using sustainable home grown materials for her collections.

5 March
Milda Lebedyté is a chemistry student organising a sustainable fashion show and Chiara Herzog is a PhD student working in brain repair.

19 March
Ryan Williams is a patent expert and entrepreneur developing flat-pack houses and Emmanouil Solomonidis is a PhD student in blood vessel regeneration.

Monday 9 April
This final event of the series will be a discussion on space!

If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, please see our guide for speakers and application form here.

If you missed the last series of Ask a Scientist, don’t worry! Check out the photos from the last series and meet the scientists or check out our review of 2017’s series.