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.
Human Genome by Tom Purcell

100,000 Genomes Project

The February talk will be given by Dr Catherine Mercer (Consultant Clinical Geneticist, University Hospital Southampton) and Dr Frank Ratcliff...

Mirror by Tif Pic

Join researchers from the University of Southampton to see your invisible Web Reflection with the Web Mirror.

Our October speaker is organising some events relating to his research, part of the Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy project...

Data by Roderique

Personal Data, Reflections and Control

The October talk will be given by Richard Gomer of the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Reasearch Group at Southampton University. Richard will be talking about his work examining issues of consent and citizen empowerment with relation to digital technologies.

Sign seen in Santa Cruz by Robert Couse-Baker

September Talk – UPDATE – Change of Speaker!

Dr Caroline Wheeler is no longer able to make it so her talk on the Science of Sleep has been replaced by a talk from next year's programme featuring Dr Adrian Bowyer talking about Self-replicating Manufacturing Machines.

3D Printed machines

Manufacturing for the Masses: Self-replicating Manufacturing Machines

The September talk will now be given by Dr Adrian Bowyer, the originator of the worldwide RepRap project. Adrian will be talking about his work on 3D printing and self-replicating machines.

Learning by Anne Davis

Events in Salisbury for July

July has a couple of interesting events which Salisbury Cafe Sci folk may find interesting, in addition of course to our own...

The Forest Garden

The Secrets of Forest Gardening

Later in July is a fundraiser for the Secret Garden, featuring a talk by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine, on...

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)...

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.

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