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Café Scientifique - a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed setting. 

Previous Cafés have discussed kiwifruit industry biosecurity risks; electrical behaviour of the brain during sleep; and the search for new planets. In 2014 we were host to Dame Anne Salmond, part of the Rutherford Lecture Series and Prof Marlene Zuk, part of the Allan Wilson Centre Lecture Tour. This year we will host several international speakers.

Café Scientifique is organised by Julia and Warren Banks, Saffron Consulting Ltd, with support from the University of Waikato. Presentations start at 7:00pm at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club. There is a $5 entry charge with tea, coffee and light refreshments available from 6:30pm. 

To be added to the email list please contact: julia.banks@saffronconsulting.co.nz


20th Jul 2015 7:00pm: Cafe Scientifique - MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Topic: To be confirmed.Café Scientifique – a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed setting.Previous Cafés have discussed kiwifruit industry…

19th Aug 2015 7:00pm: Cafe Scientifique - Bird evolution: From dinosaurs to DNA, Prof Scott V. Edwards

Part of the Allan Wilson Centre NZ Lecture Tour. Birds are the living descendants of dinosaurs. This theory, based almost entirely on the size and shape of fossilized bones, is…

21st Sep 2015 7:00pm: Cafe Scientifique September 2015

Topic: To be confirmed.Café Scientifique – a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed setting.Previous Cafés have discussed kiwifruit industry…

24th Oct 2015 7:00pm: Cafe Scientifique - Prof Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University

Part of the Allan Wilson Centre NZ Lecture Tour.Dr Hoekstra is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular…

23rd Nov 2015 7:00pm: Cafe Scientifique - Can we stop overeating?

Caught between evolution, physiology and obesity 'miracle' cures.Café Scientifique is organised by Julia and Warren Banks, Saffron Consulting Ltd, with support from the University of Waikato. Presentations start at 7.00pm…