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.
Daisy Distraction by Nanette Saylor

Attention, distraction and mind wandering

The May talk will be given by Dr Sophie Forster, a lecturer in Psychology at Sussex University. Her research addresses...

Galapagos Sally Lightfoot by Max Ruckman

Galapagos and Evolution: Inspiring Future Conservationists through Art

The April talk will be given by Charlotte Moreton talking about her work in the Galapagos. The talk will provide...

Human cell super resolution by ZEISS Microscopy

Quantitative Bioimaging: Looking Beyond the Image

The March talk will be given by Dr Ed Cohen on the subject of quantitative bioimaging. Ed Cohen is a...

"shifting season: pushing back the clock" by Jonathan Cohen

Shifting seasons and event times; an apology…

Apologies if you have been confused by the apparent time shift for events from April onwards; the website has been...

Nobody Owns the Moon

Dangerous Business: Space Ethics and Risk

The July talk will be given by Dr. Tony Milligan, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire and writer...

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...

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