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:

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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.
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Ways to save the oceans

Following on from the talk given by Dr Simon Cripps of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, here is some more information...

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

Is Science Failing to Save the Oceans?

The world’s oceans are in a perilous state, but because they are remote and underwater we often don’t see how...

October talk – a reminder!

October talk – a reminder!

Just a quick reminder that the October talk will be next tuesday (11th) October due to the venue being booked...

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Getting the latest info from Salisbury Café Scientifique

If you are interested in any of the topics on the website you can use RSS to follow them. You...

Plague

Plague

Not a Salisbury Café Scientifique event but should be of interest to many: Professor Petra Oyston of DSTL will give...

Change of date for the October talk!

Change of date for the October talk!

Due to another booking at the venue, the talk for October will take place on October 11th, the second Tuesday...

What Happens when we run Out of Oil?

What Happens when we run Out of Oil?

Professor Chris Rhodes is Director of Fresh-lands Environmental Actions and is based in Reading. He has written numerous scientific articles...

Flies in the Face of Disease

Flies in the Face of Disease

Blue bottles, green bottles and house flies are usually a source of annoyance at picnics and barbecues and considered a...

Weather

Weather

Colin Macklin will give a talk on meteorology, from an air traffic controller’s viewpoint. Colin is not a trained “Met...

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The Quest for Antimatter

Dr Glenn Patrick is a particle physicist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near to Oxford and works on one of...

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