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.
GKN Gyrodrive

GKN Hybrid Power

The November talk will be given by Tim Rumney (New Product Introduction Manager) and Glen Pascoe (Project Engineer) both of...

MIlk Sculpture by Grant

Milk: Friend or Foe…?

The October talk will be given by Prof. Ian Givens, professor of Food Chain Nutrition at the University of Reading....

Liquid Crystals: the fourth state of matter and today’s flat-screen displays

Liquid Crystals: the fourth state of matter and today’s flat-screen displays

The September talk will be given by Prof. David Dunmur, visiting professor at the University of Manchester in the Liquid...

Wildlife and Human Health Interactions by USGS

Med-Vet-Net – Co-ordinated research on Zoonotic Diseases in Europe

The July talk will be given by Prof. Dianne Newell of the Food-borne Zoonoses Consultancy. Amongst her many achievements, including...

The Russian Doctor

The Russian Doctor

The June talk will be given by performer Andrew Dawson, with neurophysiologist Jonathan Cole. They will be presenting their work...

Duncan Dallas

Duncan Dallas

Some of you will have heard the sad news of the death of the founder of the Café Scientifique movement,...

The Russian Doctor

The Russian Doctor

The June talk will be given by performer Andrew Dawson, with neurophysiologist Jonathan Cole. They will be talking about their...

Mongolia climate change and adaptation by Asian Development Bank

Climate Change: what is happening, and what can we do about it?

The May talk will be given by Professor John Shepherd FRS of the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. The...

Migration by Don McCullough

Swarming, flocking and shoaling

April’s talk will be given by Prof. Matthew S Turner of the Department of Physics, University of Warwick. Interactions between...

British Science Association

This March sees National Science and Engineering Week with a diverse range of activities happening all over the country.

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