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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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.


Salisbury Rugby Club, as shown on the map below; see the venue page for directions.  
Ferrán Adriá at the Harvard Science & Cooking Lecture Series 2011

Online science talks

Some additional science content to keep you busy over the summer whilst Salisbury Cafe Sci will not be running any talks.

Update on COVID-19 lockdown

During this time of lockdown, with events such as ours having had to be cancelled, we wanted to stay in touch and update you regarding the remaining talks this season.

Where wild flowers lead, wildlife follows

The March talk will be given by Sue Southway from Plantlife who will be talking about her work as an...

Vaccine Basics: from Development to Denial

In a last minute change to the calendar, the advertised February talk has had to be postponed and Michael Hudson will now be giving the February talk on the topic of vaccines. 

Can you believe your eyes?

The December talk will be given by Dr Lauren Barr who will be talking about the peculiarities of light: The nature of light and its interaction with matter dictates how we see the world, but is all as it seems?

Everything you wanted to know about chemistry, but were too scared to ask…

The January talk will be given by Prof. David Read of the University of Southampton who will be shedding light...

Illustration of the Mary Rose from the Anthony Roll

The Mary Rose

The April talk will be given by Dr Philip Roberts of the Mary Rose Trust who will be talking about...

Beneficial Gut Bacteria

Microbes In The Gut: A Primer

The November talk will be given by Michael Hudson who will be talking about his research into gut microbes.

The Numbers in our Daily Lives

The September talk will be given by Prof. Jim Anderson of the University of Southampton. In this talk, Jim will...

Video AI: from Pixels to Data

The July talk will be given by Pam Fisher who will be talking about her work on video AI. Today’s...

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