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:
Robin Brand: “Skylark – Britain’s first space rocket” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prof. David Read: “Chemistry: the Central Science” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More info soon…

Dr. Matthew Wright: “Scientists Guide to the Orchestra” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More info soon…

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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.


Salisbury Rugby Club, as shown on the map below; see the venue page for directions.  

The Numbers in our Daily Lives

The September talk will be given by Prof. Jim Anderson of the University of Southampton. In this talk, Jim will...

Video AI: from Pixels to Data

The July talk will be given by Pam Fisher who will be talking about her work on video AI. Today’s...

Skylark: Britain’s first space rocket

The October talk will be given by Robin H Brand who will be talking about the Skylark, Britain’s first space...

Beautiful or Beastly? an Introduction to Bacteria

In a change to the programme, the June talk will now be given by Dr Suzanna Lewis who will be...

Does the context of healthcare matter? [CANCELLED: SEE UPDATE]

The June talk will be given by Dr Kat Bradbury who will be talking about how contextual factors can affect...

Water Drop by José Manuel Suárez

Slow Water

The May talk will be given by Dr Chris Bore of Kingston University who will be exploring the very peculiar...

Quantum Internet

What is Quantum Internet?

The April talk will be given by Daryus Chandra of the University of Southampton who will be talking about his research into quantum computing.

A historic map of New Sarum

Where in the world am I: A brief history of the science of knowing where we are and how to get from A to B.

The March talk will be given by Dr Paul Cripps who will be talking about the science behind knowing where we are and how to get places. 

DNA Methylation by Christoph Bock, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Genome in Action: The wonderful world of epigenetics.

The February talk will be given by Prof. Deborah Mackay, who will be talking about her research into epigenetics. All...

Single-Day-Plastic Litter by RealWorld Visuals

Not so fantastic plastic

The January talk will be given by Prof Andrea Russell, Professor of Physical Electrochemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Southampton. Prof Russell will be talking about her research into the problems of plastics.

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