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.
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.

Dorchester Cafe Sci

Dorchester Cafe Sci – upcoming events

The 2013-14 programme is available here and forthcoming events have been added to the Calendar. Thursday January 30th 4.00-­‐5.30pm in...

Science Buzz!!! by Nic McPhee

Sherborne Science Cafe – upcoming events for 2014

The programme of events for Sherborne Science Cafe up to and including June has been added to the Salisbury Cafe...

Green Energy Materials in 3D

Green Energy Materials in 3D

The March 2014 talk will be given by Prof. M Saiful Islam who is Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry at...

Why the world needs a Renaissance of Small Farming

Why the world needs a Renaissance of Small Farming

The February 2014 talk will be given by Colin Tudge, author and campaigner. He has written the books Good food...

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