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:
Dec
5
Tue
2017
Cafe Sci meets Bright Club: Christmas Special @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A very special event in collaboration with Bright Club; an evening of fun for our Christmas event!

More info here.

Jan
9
Tue
2018
Dr. Chick Wilson: (title tbc) @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NB Please note change of date for the January talk! It’s on the second Tuesday (9th January) rather than the first (the first Tuesday being rather close to the New Year).
Mar
6
Tue
2018
Dr. Caitriona Jackman: “Adventures in the outer solar system” @ Salisbury Rugby Football Club
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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.
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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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