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. We are 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.
Cafe 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 Monroe's Rock Cafe (formerly Déjà vu Bar and Eatery): 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.
Forthcoming events, January 2013:-
14 January 2013
The science of weather forecasting
Professor Alan Thorpe, Director, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
11 February 2013
Life in the cosmos
Dr Louise Preston and Dr Natalie Starkey, Open University
18 March 2013
How do water companies plan for the future?
Simon Starling, Thames Water
15 April 2013
Special event: with the Geological Scociety
13 May 2013
Functioning foods: science for fact or marketing hype?
Professor Bob Rastall, Head of Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading
10 June 2013
Was the search for the Higgs-Bosen worth it?
Professor David Wark, Director of the Particle Physics Department, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and member of the Senior Science Advisory Panel at CERN
15 July 2013
Your soil is polluted, but is it harmful?
Professor Chris Collins, Professor of Environmental Chemistry, University of Reading