Welcome to the website for the Salisbury Café Scientifique!

Here you will find information about the Salisbury based branch of this international organisation including details of our past and future talks and how to attend one of our events.
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 accountable. Everyone is welcome to come and express their views or just enjoy a drink and listen. No scientific knowledge is assumed and everyone can participate.
See the calendar for the full list of upcoming events from Salisbury Café Scientifique and other science organisations:
Apr
4
Tue
2017
Alan Frener: “The Bloodhound project: from 0-1000mph” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
2
Tue
2017
Prof. Helen Wilson: “Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Maths gets messy” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
4
Tue
2017
Prof. Tim Elliott: “tbc” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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  • When: Events take place on the first Tuesday of the month, each month except August. Doors open at 7:00pm when the Bar and Cafe will be open for light refreshments before the event which starts at 7:30pm. See the Calendar for details of upcoming events.
  • Where: Salisbury Rugby Club, as shown on the map below; see the venue page for directions.
The Bloodhound SSC car

The Bloodhound project: From 0-1000mph

The April talk will be given by Alan Frener, Ambassador for the BLOODHOUND SSC project, a unique, high-technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. Designed and constructed in the UK, BLOODHOUND SSC includes components and sponsorship from international companies and will make its record attempt in South Africa.

'Charles Darwin for Time Magazine' by Charis Tsevis

The Origin of Species in 45 minutes

The March talk will be given by Dr Neil Gostling from the University of Southampton. Neil will be talking about what Darwin did and didn't say in that most famous published work on evolution by natural selection.

Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio by Chris Robinson

Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Maths gets messy

The May talk will be given by Prof. Helen Wilson of University College London who will be talking about her...

"Cathodes – baked to order" by BASF

Making Things Work in the Mysterious Metastable World

The January talk will be given by Prof. Chick Wilson of the University of Bath who will be talking about...

Kurzgesagt - 'in a nutshell'

Kurzgesagt – ‘In a nutshell’

Kurzgesagt present a YouTube channel chock full of really interesting, informative science videos presented as humourous, informal animated short films.

Brains! by Hey Paul Studios

Mind Games: Trick or Truth?

The December talk will be given by Dr. Ed Morrison of the University of Portsmouth who will be talking about...

Numerical simulations of the gravitational waves emitted by the inspiral and merger of two black holes

Einstein’s Secret Universe

The November talk will be given by Dr. Ian Jones of the Gravity Group at the University of Southampton. Dr...

Human Genome by Tom Purcell

100,000 Genomes Project

The February talk will be given by Dr Catherine Mercer (Consultant Clinical Geneticist, University Hospital Southampton) and Dr Frank Ratcliff...

Mirror by Tif Pic

Join researchers from the University of Southampton to see your invisible Web Reflection with the Web Mirror.

Our October speaker is organising some events relating to his research, part of the Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy project...

Data by Roderique

Personal Data, Reflections and Control

The October talk will be given by Richard Gomer of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Reasearch Group at Southampton University. Richard will be talking about his work examining issues of consent and citizen empowerment with relation to digital technologies.

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