Quench your thirst for knowledge at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk—now served online! While we won't be gathering in person, you can still support our friends at Viking Braggot Company Southtowne the night of the event! Stream Ideas on Tap from your device at one of their outdoor tables, or place a to-go order and enjoy their great food and braggots at home. 
Weren't able to join us in real time? No worries. You can view the recordings anytime on our YouTube channel

Wednesday, September 2 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT September - Marc James Carpenter

Two Sides of the Same Coin: White Supremacy and Eugene's Pioneer Monuments  

This month, join historian and University of Oregon doctoral candidate Marc James Carpenter for a look at the history behind Eugene's fallen pioneer monuments. 


Wednesday, October 7 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT October - COVID-19

Are you immune if you test positive for COVID-19 antibodies? 

This month, join Ellen Peters, director of the Center for Science Communication Research at the University of Oregon, for a look at COVID-19 antibody tests and what they can—and can't—tell us about our immunity to the virus. 

Wednesday, November 4 | 6:00 p.m.

Christopher Hendon

The Science of Coffee

This month, join Christopher Hendon, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oregon, for an in-depth look at brewing the perfect cup.

Three ways to watch for free: Register to watch on Zoom, watch it live on our Facebook page, or catch the talk later on our YouTube channel. 

Wednesday, December 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Michael Hames Garcia

Not What We Had in Mind: Race, Policing, and Barriers to Reform

This month, join Michael Hames-García, professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon, for a discussion about race and policing—and how current policy approaches fail to address the demands of activists and community organizers.  


Our friends at Viking Braggot Company miss hosting Ideas on Tap and look forward to seeing us at the Southtowne Pub as soon as it's safe to gather again. For now, you can support this awesome local business by placing a delivery or to-go order! Check out the menu and enjoy their great food and braggots at home.