Cocktails and Physics

Relax after a hard day in a cosy bar and let two charming physicists and a comedian take you into their curious world for the evening.

Dr Ben Still will attempt to explain in less than 30 minutes the theory behind and search for the recently discovered Higgs Boson (with the help of a red carpet and film stars) and why jokes about the Higgs giving mass are no laughing matter.

Dr Matthew Malek will take us deeper into rabbit hole, explaining the latest theories for all the missing mass and energy in the universe and why ‘dark matter’ could be made up of WIMPs.

We will teach you a quick physics demo involving a cocktail, and to help to keep it light, the excellent comedian, Rik Moore will be our compere for the evening.

Who is Cocktails and Physics for?

Cocktails and Physics is designed to be a good night out. The talks are for people with no physics background looking for something different to do, as well as those who know a little about the subject who want to indulge their interest. Bring yourself, or come with friends and partners.


The Grand Union, Farringdon (downstairs)

Five minutes walk from Farringdon tube/overground station. 55 Charterhouse St, London EC1M 6HA

Included in the ticket price

Drinks and snacks on arrival, great food, comedy, physics fun, and a discount code for future events.


Early bird – £18.95, standard – £21.95

* Please contact us if you have any questions about access to the venue or special dietary requirements.