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.
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

"Ada Lovelace portrait" by Alfred Edward Chalon

Ada Lovelace Day 2015

Tuesday 13th October 2015 is the date for this year's annual Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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