What is Café Scientifique?
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.
Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. It is committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.
Everyone who wants to is welcome to ask a question or make a comment. You don't need to be a scientist to enjoy the evening - just come with an open and enquiring mind.
Café Scientifique is supported by the University of Reading and the Thames Valley branch of the British Science Association.
Where is Reading Café Scientifique held?
Café Scientifique Reading events take place at Smokey Billy's (formerly Monroe's American Bar): 61 St. Mary's Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG.
They take place on selected Monday evenings throughout the year and start at 7.30pm.
There is no entry fee and all are welcome.
Monday 7 September
Milk in the diet: good or bad for health?
Professor Ian Givens, Food & Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading
Monday 5 October - EVENT CANCELLED
Chocolate and the neurobiology of depression
Dr Ciara McCabe, Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
Monday 2 November
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Dr Cheryl Hawkes, Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, Open University