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:
Jan
9
Tue
2018
Dr. Chick Wilson: (title tbc) @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NB Please note change of date for the January talk! It’s on the second Tuesday (9th January) rather than the first (the first Tuesday being rather close to the New Year).
Mar
6
Tue
2018
Dr. Caitriona Jackman: “Adventures in the outer solar system” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Mar 6 @ 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.
Bright Club

Bright Club comes to Cafe Scientifique!

The December event is a real corker this year! The good folks from Bright Club Southampton and Bright Club Oxford are coming to town, bringing their unique style of comedy meets science. Bright Club is a comedy evening where researchers turn their work into Stand-up. Its for anyone who thinks that the best way to learn is by laughing.

The Bloodhound SSC car

Bloodhound is go!

Following on from the April 2017 talk, an update on the recent live runs of the Bloodhound SSC car as it continues on track to break the 1000mph target speed.

Adonis Blue (Lysandra bellargus) by Tom Lee

Wildlife and Management of Coombe Bissett Down Nature Reserve

The November talk will be given by Ashley White from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust talking about her work at Coombe Bissett Nature Reserve.

103rd Rescue Squadron trains at the firing range

Intermediate Ballistics

The October talk will be given by Dr Aimee Helliker of Cranfield University who will be talking about her research into...

Chilbolton Radio Telescope © Anonymous 4452

Chasing Thunderstorms

The September talk will be given by Dr Thorwald Stein of the University of Reading. How quickly do thunderstorm develop?...

Pub in Soho, by Davide D'Amico

Pub Acoustics, Soundscapes and Beer

In a change to the programme, the July talk will now be given by Juan Battaner-Moro from Southampton Solent University who will be talking about how sound can affect your pub experience.

WASP Ecoliner by Dykstra Naval Architects

Winds of Change – A return to sail powered cargo ships

The June talk will be given by Dr Richard Pemberton of Plymouth University. Richard will be talking about his research into the future of sail powered ships.

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...

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