Quench your thirst for knowledge at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk—now served online! You can join the conversations on Zoom or watch them live on our Facebook page

Weren't able to join us in real time? No worries. You can view the recordings anytime on our YouTube channel.




Wednesday, April 6 | 6:00 p.m.

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Poison Elixirs—When a Solution is not the Solution

A poison elixir may bring to mind images of witches and cauldrons, but what about well-meaning pharmacists? Join chemist Lindsay Hinkle for a discussion of the Elixir Sulfanilamide tragedy, and how science helps ensure good intentions don't have dire consequences.

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

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Tell Your Story, Change the World

The power of story can help us reckon with our past and shape our future. As Plato said, “those who tell the stories rule society.” Join Kimberly Johnson, the author of This Is My America and vice provost in the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success at UO, for a discussion on literary activism and expanding silenced voices.

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