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.
9 September 2013
Monsoons explained: what the Sahel Monsoon rainfall means to us
Professor Peter Lamb, Director of Mesoscale Meteorological studies at University of Oklahoma, and Dr Rosalind Cornforth, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
14 October 2013
Introducing Café Theologique:
Synthetic Biology and Theology: Is synthetic biology treading on religious toes?
Dr Angeliki Kerasidou, Ethics Co-ordinator for the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network, University of Oxford
4 November 2013
Viruses fight back: The dirty tricks of MERS, SARS and other coronaviruses
Dr Ben Neuman, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading
2 December 2013
The science of snow crystals
Dr Mel Sandells, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading