A sexologist, a botanist and a molecular biologist walk into a bar.....
No, it's not the start of a bad joke. That's what will be happening next week in Bendigo at the Pint of Science nights.
The event encourages scientists to share their research in short, 15-minute presentations to the casual pub-goer. The concept started in the UK in 2012 and has since spread to hundreds of pubs around the world.
Bendigo will be hosting the event for the first time across two nights at the National Hotel on High Street, Bendigo.
Sexologist Dr Linda Kirkman will be one of the speakers at the event and said it was an exciting opportunity to share her research.
"I really love talking about my research," Dr Kirkman said. "I'm really proud to have a PhD and to be a sex researcher.
"I think my PhD topic was one of the coolest I've heard of, which was looking at rural baby boomers in friends-with-benefits relationships.
"Most sex research is done in urban populations and often in convenient university student populations.
"So to talk about people in mid-life, people in the country, people in non-mainstream relationships is pretty special - and that's what I'm talking about."
Dr Kirkman has encouraged people of all ages and backgrounds to come along to the event.
"I love the idea of science at the pub," she said. "I've already talked at Psychology at the Pub and Nerd Night.
"I think it's a great way to communicate about science in all its diversity."
Dr Kirkman said people could find more information about the Pint of Science events in Bendigo at pintofscience.com.au/events/bendigo
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