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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Crowd by Eduardo Fonseca Arraes

The science of pedestrian crowds: smart swarms or mindless mobs?

The February talk will be given by Dr Nikolai Bode of the University of Bristol who will be talking about his research into crowds. Large crowds of pedestrians moving through built environments are an everyday occurrence. Examples include passengers moving through transport hubs and people leaving a building during a fire drill. We will explore
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Molecular Sponges by Ly Tran

Frontiers of Coordination Nanospace: from crystal sponges to sustainability

The January talk will be given by Dr Darren Bradshaw, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton. The nanoscale space within high surface area porous solids such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) allows chemists and materials scientist’s to control the reactivity and organisation of guest molecules hosted within. This presentation will explore some of the unique properties
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Espectro magnético. Distribución de la limadura de hierro en un imán

From Lodestone to Hard-drives: an insight into magnetism

The November talk will be given by Dr Chris Bell of the School of Physics, University of Bristol. Magnets have been known to humans for thousands of years, but still evoke confusion and fascination in equal measure. Do we understand magnets? Can they influence biological processes? How much control over them do we have for
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