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Café Scientifique Portsmouth

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 Café Parisien every last Tuesday 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 events@port.ac.uk (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: Le Café Parisien, Lord Montgomery Way, Portsmouth, PO1 2AH (023 9283 1234)

For more information or to join the mailing list, email events@port.ac.uk (023 9284 3757)

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Upcoming events:

26/01/2016 Dr Rachel Simmonds immunology Surrey
23/02/2016 Professor Mandy Fader incontinence Southampton
22/03/2016 Dr Maria Salta environmental microbiology Portsmouth
26/04/2016 Anniversary event

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