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Café Scientifique Portsmouth

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Come and discuss science in a relaxed café atmosphere.

Café Scientifique is an international initiative to promote public engagement with science and technology outside a traditional academic context.

Over seventy groups have been set up all over the world, meeting regularly to explore and debate the latest scientific research over a coffee or glass of wine.

Café Scientifique Portsmouth is held at Park View Cafe on Landport Terrace every 4th Thursday of the month.

Each month we invite a speaker to give an informal talk about their work, followed by a lively question and answer session.

The café attracts a diverse public audience and participation is free and open to all.

For more information or to join the mailing list, email (023 9284 3757)

Café Scientifique Portsmouth is organised by the University of Portsmouth in partnership with Le Café Parisien, Portsmouth City Council and Blackwell Bookshop.

Venue: Park View Cafe, 1 Landport Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 2RG (023 9307 9179)

For more information or to join the mailing list, email (023 9284 3757)

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Or join our Facebook group Cafe Scientifique - Portsmouth

Previous events have included:

  • 'Genes, DNA and cloning mammoths' with Dr Darren Gowers, University of Portsmouth
  • 'Fighting crime with ion beams' with Dr Melanie Bailey, University of Surrey
  • 'Understanding volcanoes' with Dr Pete Rowley, University of Portsmouth
  • 'Why do artificial joint replacements fail?' with Professor Jie Tong, University of Portsmouth
  • 'Viral Science' with Stephen Curry, Imperial College
  • 'What can we learn from macaques?' with Jerome Micheletta, University of Portsmouth
  • ‘From sketch to fabrication: Challenges in computational design’ with Niloy J. Mitra, University College London
  • ‘Depression’ with Dr Ivor Ebenezer, University of Portsmouth
  • ‘Realising differential geometry using kitchenware and knitting’ with Dr Omar Lakkis, University of Sussex
  • ‘People, places, and pathogens: What is the future role of science in the provision of safe water and sanitation for all?’ with Huw Taylor, Professor of Microbial Ecology, University of Brighton
  • ‘The Large Hadron Collider’ with Professor Nick Evans, University of Southampton
  • ‘Synaesthesia’ with Dr Jamie Ward, University of Sussex
  • ‘The Galaxy Formation’ with Dr Daniel Thomas, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth
  • ‘Nature’s Patterns’ with Philip Ball, freelance writer and consultant editor for Nature
  • ‘Toys in Space’ with Neville Poulton, EADS Astrium
  • ‘A Scientist’s Guide to the Orchestra’ with Dr Matthew Wright, University of Southampton
  • ‘Fewer risks, more dilemmas: genetic testing in pregnancy’ with Dr Hannah Farrimond, University of Exeter
  • ‘The House that Twitters’ with Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM
  • ‘How maths can be applied in the health care system’ with Dr Honora Smith, School of Mathematics, University of Southampton
  • ‘Molecular Gastronomy: The science of Taste and Flavour’ with Professor Peter Barham, University of Bristol
  • ‘What happens when we run out of oil?’ with Professor Chris Rhodes, author
  • ‘Thunderbolts & Lightning - are they really frightening?’ with Rhys Phillips, Research Engineer for EADS Innovation Works UK
  • 'What we eat in the UK and whether we really consume too much sugar' with Professor Alison Lennoz, University of Surrey
  • 'What can deer tell us about the origins of our voice?' with Dr David Reby University of Sussex
  • 'The History of the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand' with Dr Karen Masters, University of Portsmouth
  • 'Carbon, carbon everywhere: whose responsibility is it?' with Dr Angela Druckman, University of Surrey