Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible.
Some aspects of science receive a bad press, or inaccurate reporting. Many people have a poor understanding of the nature of science, yet must live in a world where science and technology are increasingly important in their everyday life. Café Scientifique was set up in Europe to let the public get first-hand information from, and interact with, the publicly-funded scientific community and has become extremely popular and successful in Europe, North America and Australia.
If you are approached as a specialist, please consider participating. Our intention is to offer evening sessions every couple of months on a range of science and technology topics at a pub in town. If you're passionate about a topic, please come along and participate. Each session will kick off with a short general introduction to the chosen topic, and is then thrown open to questions from the floor and general discussion.
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