Raising the Bar 2018 – 20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night

Raising the Bar is back for a second round. The University of Auckland is proud to once again host this unique event in which our academics give free public lectures in pubs and bars.

The event will feature 20 talks by leading University of Auckland academics at 10 inner-city Auckland bars. Some of the topics this year include Blockchain – bigger than the Internet?; Not Sleeping Well? You are not alone; and the unlikely correlation between Lasers, milk and sperm.

Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative to bring knowledge to a city’s nightlife. The concept originated in New York and is spreading worldwide as more cities embrace the opportunity to hear fascinating topics from professors over a beer.

Last year’s event was a sell out with more than 1500 spaces quickly snapped up. Registrations open on July 24 and the public are urged to get in early to secure a bar stool at one or more of the venues.

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Time & Date

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 06:30 PM - Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:30 PM


20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night

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