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.
Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation

Bees, Pesticides & Politics

The June talk will be given by Prof. Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex. There is considerable controversy surrounding...

A Forest by Alias 0591

Forest Science and The Environment

The February talk will be given by Prof. Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor, President of the U.K.’s professional...

Trees on flooded meadows by Massmo Relsig

Après le déluge: how might we live with flooding?

The January talk will be given by Dr Hadrian Cook who lives in Salisbury and teaches Sustainable Development at Kingston...

Sense about Science

Your Cafe Sci needs you! Sense about Science open discussion

For the December talk next month on Sense about Science, the speaker, Dr Chris Peters, will give an introduction then...

Running Bumblebee by William Warby

The Life Scientific – Dave Goulson

One of our upcoming speakers for next year, Prof. Dave Goulson, is featured on Prof. Jim Al-Khalili‘s Radio 4 science...

The Butterfly Isles by Patrick Barkham

Thomas Hardye School Community Lectures 2014-15

The Thomas Hardye School Community Lecture series has some great talks this year: The full programme of events through to...

Illustrations of self-assembled colloidal structures. (a) Highly ordered regions with hexagonal symmetry extending over assembled from functionalized (patchy) colloidal silica particles. The colloidal structure exhibits a photonic band gap in the visible light range. (b) Regions showing co-existing hexagonal and square symmetry, from [13]. (c, d) Confocal microscope images illustrating highly-ordered self-assembled structures in 'ionic' colloidal crystals of oppositely charged particles assembled from positive (red, ) and negative (green, ) polymethylmethacrylate spheres. (e, f) Electric field induced structures in the same system: stationary bands perpendicular to the field directions (e) and lanes of oppositely moving particles parallel to the field direction, emerging for larger amplitudes of the applied electric field (f).

Institute of Physics lectures in Salisbury; Making small machines, from millimetres to molecules – Dr Jack Cohen

The South West Branch of the Institute of Physics regularly have events in Salisbury. The next one will be in...

Wiltshire Countryside

Wessex-BESS survey on the benefits of Wiltshire green places

Wessex BESS are undertaking a community survey to gather information regarding outdoor places and the benefits you get from your...

LCD Screen by Dome Poon

Autumn Season starts tomorrow evening – Tuesday 2nd September

The new season of talks for 2014-15 begins tomorrow evening with a humdinger from Prof. David Dunmur on Liquid Crystals:...

Festival of Learning 2014

Festival of Learning 2014

This week at Bournemouth University, there are over 150 free events taking place as part of the Festival of Learning...

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