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Didsbury SciBar is an established free monthly STEM event in South Manchester featuring a guest speaker and organised by a collective of volunteers with a passion about science… in a pub. It’s literally ‘Science in a Bar‘.

It’s an engaging event presented by a guest STEM academic, researcher, scientist or enthusiast and, thanks to the generosity of the speakers, the venue and the organisers, it’s completely FREE; all in the spirit of engaging the public in science.

Didsbury SciBar meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at The Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury. You can also join us online – the majority of our events are now live-streamed.

If you have a general interest in science, then a free Didsbury SciBar science event is a good place to learn a bit more, or to ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered.

You don’t have to know about the subject, or indeed about science – just turn up with an inquiring mind.

Our topics are fairly diverse; from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology. If one month’s subject of discussion isn’t grabbing your interest, keep an eye on our 2023 events calendar as we’ll inevitably be discussing something totally different the following month.

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We are a laid back and welcoming bunch – there’s no membership or obligation; just drop in to one of our monthly Monday evening events for a bit of education, a chat, debate and some great beers in a relaxed atmosphere at West Didsbury’s own ‘hidden gem’ –

Originally conceived in 2008 by the North West branch of the British Science Association, Didsbury SciBar has, since 2019, been run by a passionate group of volunteers who have backgrounds in science, engineering and technology and the clout to get top researchers to come and give an informal chat on what they do.

Didsbury SciBar is now affiliated with the North West Science Alliance, which encompasses a range of other established SciBars across North West England.

A Scibar is not a lecture; its a short talk between the speaker and the audience, after which an interactive discussion usually follows until the questions are exhausted.


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Come along and banish those Monday blues, learn something new, have a chat and a drink and, weather permitting, a bowl on the green at The Albert Club, which is more complex than you might imagine; there’s probably some science behind it!

Find out how to join us online.

If you have a subject that you would like to present at Didsbury SciBar, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.