Scientific talks featuring discussions on animals and the future of the environment will be held in Southwell as part of a national festival.

Six talks will take place at the Hearty Goodfellow on Monday and Tuesday.

They are being organised by environment and ecology group Southwell Green, as part of the national Pint Of Science festival.

The talks have a  focus on ecology, energy and environmental science to reflect the activities taking place at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurt campus in Southwell.

Subjects include Glacier Change In The Norwegian High Arctic, Svalbard and Mind-bending Worms And Zombie Fish: Unexpected Tales From The Riverbank.

Organiser Simon Tilley found out about Pint Of Science when his daughter was choosing her university course.

“The talks are designed to be accessible to all,” he said.

“They show older people how different fields have developed since their school or university days, and give young students a good view of what university study can lead to.

“When my daughter was in her last year at the Minster School, I took her to a Pint Of Science event in Nottingham, which inspired her study and I also learnt a lot.

“Our programme of talks is deliberately eclectic — come along to learn more about your area of interest, and learn about something completely new too.”

The talks will be from 7.30pm to 9.40pm on both days. Tickets are £4 each. Proceeds are for the national festival.

To find out more or to book a place visit www.pintofscience.co.uk/events/nottingham before scrolling down to find Southwell or, for inquiries, call Simon Tilley on 01636 816902.