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.
How to ruin the best university system in the world

How to ruin the best university system in the world

The September talk will be given by Prof Chris Rhodes who is making a welcome return to talk to us....

Rhombic Dodecahedron Calendar by Philip Chapman-Bell

Calendar updates

The calendar now has the dates for all the talks through to February 2014. Posters and further details will be...

Whose water is it anyway…?

Whose water is it anyway…?

The July talk will follow a slightly different format; a discussion on the topic of water will be led by...

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New calendar

The calendar has again been updated to improve usability. It still supports all the same functionality such as ICS feeds...

Nutrition in HIV

Nutrition in HIV

April’s talk will be given by Alastair Duncan, Lead Dietician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital in London. His talk...

Bubbles everywhere, including on YouTube!

Bubbles everywhere, including on YouTube!

Dr Gianluca Memoli, who presented the March talk, has also given his presentation at a TEDx event which is available...

Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors

Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors

The talk in June will be delivered by Professor Matthew Bennett Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University. Matthew is a Quaternary...

Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

Is the Pineal Gland a Target for Fluoride Toxicity?

The talk in May will be delivered by Jennifer Luke. The talk will cover fluoride physiology, its deposition in the...

Bubbles Everywhere

Bubbles Everywhere

Dr Gianluca Memoli will be presenting March’s talk. Gianluca is a bubble scientist, working at the National Physical Laboratory. He...

Plague!

Plague!

Prof. Petra Oyston of DSTL will be giving the February talk on the topic of plague. Her talk will cover:...

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