Abstract Lines DNA Art on Canvas by Lisa Camper

Future Debates: Genome Data Privacy

a Question Time style debate with a panel of experts including medical professionals, scientists and philosophers on the topic of “Is my Genome Result Just for Me?”

Akrotiri dolphins

A Wail in the Ocean

The May talk will be given by Professor Paul White, director of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton who holds a chair in Statistical Signal Processing. Paul will be talking about his research into sound and cetaceans. Sound plays a vital role in the life of whales and
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Monitoring Station on the River Nadder, Quidhampton

DOMAINE – Dissolved Organic Matter in Freshwater Ecosystems

The DOMAINE project is a major research project looking at water quality in our rivers, streams and wider ecosystem.

Japan Earthquake by Warren Antiola

Did the earth move for you? The rise and fall of our continents

The April talk will be given by Finn Illsley-Kemp who will be talking about his research into seismology. Plate tectonics is the fundamental theory behind the evolution of our planet. It can explain the highest mountains and the deepest oceans. Despite this it is a relatively new scientific idea and there remain many unanswered questions. Seismologists
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Horse and Buggy by Stan Lupo

Harnessing Genetic Technologies to Improve Community Healthcare Outcomes

The March talk will be given by Dr Emma Baple, Honorary Associate Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Southampton, Consultant in Clinical Genetics at University Hospital Southampton and Clinical Lead for Rare Disease Validation and Feedback at Genomics England.

Birthday Cake by Will Clayton

Tenth Anniversary!

The January talk will be the tenth anniversary of Salisbury Cafe Scientifique. During that period there have been over a hundred fascinating talks on a broad range of subjects.

The TARDIS, courtesy of Wikimedia

The Science of Doctor Who: From Time Travel to Alien Worlds

The December talk will be given by Dr Edward Gomez who will be talking abbout the science behind Doctor Who. His day job is as an astronomer and education director for Las Cumbres Observatory, based at Cardiff University. 

Chilled out by Cheetleys

The Science of Sleep

The September talk will be given by Dr Caroline Wheeler who will be talking about the science of sleep. What happens to your body and your mind when you sleep ? When you understand this it’s so much easier to sleep well. She believes that education is the basis of good health; for once you
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Biofuels by Steve Jurvetson

Biofuels: Fuelling the future or big fraud?

The July talk will be given by Prof. David Read of the University of Southampton who will be talking about the viability of biofuels. This talk will explore the viability of biofuels as a sustainable solution to the “energy crisis”. The focus will be on the chemistry behind the fuels as well as the social,
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Eye-ris by Zach Dischner

Snakes and Eyes for vitreoretinal surgery

The June talk will be given by Dr Christos Bergeles of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at University College London within the Translational Imaging Group of CMIC. Christos will be talking about his research into robotic medical devices for ophthalmic surgery. Dr Bergeles is an expert in robotics and other medical devices. He conducts research on medical devices for
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