The newly re-opened Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating back to around 1820. Starting this January they will be hosting a series of talks themed on history and science. A few University of Birmingham researchers will be there to discuss the Lunar Society, alcohol’s effects on the brain and sports related concussions! Pop along and chat to our researchers about the work that they do, they’d love to answer your questions!

Location: Gunmakers Arms. 93 Bath Street City Centre Birmingham B4 6HG.

History talks

  • Kay Hunter – ‘The Last Public Hanging in Birmingham’, Tuesday 26th January
  • Ruth Cherrington, Club Historians – ‘The Social History of Working Men’s Clubs’, Thursday 18th February
  • Dr Malcolm Dick, University of Birmingham – ‘The Industrial Enlightenment and the Lunar Men in the 18th Century’, Wednesday 30th March
  • Professor David Williams, Loughborough University – ‘The Early Days of the Birmingham Gun Quarter’, Tuesday 17th May

Science talks

  • Dr Ian Mitchell, University of Birmingham – ‘Alcohol: Friend or foe?’, Wednesday 9th March
  • Dr Chris Hamlett, Nottingham Trent University – ‘Control the glass, control the beer foam’, Tuesday 15th March
  • Mr Antonio Belli, University of Birmingham – ‘It’s just a concussion…’, Wednesday 27th April

P.S. #Brumscicomm will also take place at the Gunmakers on Feb 10th at 6pm!