We are looking for researchers to come and speak at our Cafe Scientifique events in 2018…
Researching something interesting? Want to share it with the public? We have a brilliant platform for you to do just that on the first Tuesday of every month at Cafe Boscanova!
We have vacancies for:
Tuesday 6th February
Tuesday 3rd April
Tuesday 1st May
Tuesday 5th June
If you would like to learn more about Cafe Scientifique or want to get involved on one of these dates, check out the website or get in touch via email. We would love for anyone who is excited about sharing their research with the community to come along and discuss – especially when there is coffee and the occasional cake involved!
Check out our website to find out about even more Public Engagement opportunities we have at RKEO
In the run up to our next Café Scientifique event, we wanted to remind you of some of the brilliant speakers we have had in the past. Check out the video below to watch the fantastic Dr John McAlaney explaining our addiction to anything digital.
Our next event has Professor Jessica Teeling from the University of Southampton, sharing the impact of age on the immune system and how this damages tissue in our retinas, consequently making us lose our sight. It is an interactive Café Scientifique that definitely shouldn’t be missed!
We look forward to seeing you at Café Boscanova on the 5th September.
Our very own Sean Beer, from the School of Tourism will be identifying whether there is a growing trend within the food industry for locally sourced foods as this is seen as being more environmentally sustainable.
Come to Cafe Scientifique to find out whether producing everything locally is better for the environment. Can locally produced food have a higher carbon foot print than that which has been transported from the other side of the world? and do local producers benefit?
Cafe Scientifique runs every first Tuesday of the month (so 4th February this month) at the wonderful Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe from 7:30-9pm, but doors open at 6:30pm – so please do come early for a good seat!
The Cafe Scientifique team hopes you will join us for what will surely be an interesting debate!
For those of you who don’t know, Cafe 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. You can enjoy listening to a short talk from a guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around the topic. Cafe Scientifique runs every first Tuesday of the month (with the odd exception) from 7.30-9pm with doors open from 6.30pm at the lovely Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe.There is no need to register for Cafe Scientifique events, so just simply come along and enjoy yourself! Although, make sure you do get there early for a good seat though as they fill up fast and there is some excellent food available!
The Cafe Scientifique team continually aim to have a variety of different topics delivered in this interesting and interactive format. To keep up-to-date with the fascinating talks we are hosting you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website. Also, if you would like to join our mailing list please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now.. a bit more about November’s event!
Professor Iain MacRury: The Inner World of Doctor Who.
With the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC series happening this November, Prof MacRury will discuss the psychology behind the show’s popularity.
•Why is it still, if not more, popular 50 years on?
•What has made it so appealing to people around the world?
•Why does it evoke such rich childhood memories of hiding behind the sofa from monsters?
Come along and help explore these topics in our own celebration of “The Doctor”.
The Cafe Scientifique team and Prof Iain MacRury look forward to seeing you there!
Enjoyed the Festival of Learning events? Well, how about coming along to next Café Scientifique? Our next talk is on the The science of brewing beer, by Toby Heasman from Hall & Woodhouse. “Come and listen to Toby Heasman, from Hall & Woodhouse brewery, discuss the technologies and science involved in brewing and the impact different materials & ingredients have on the flavour, strength and colour of the final product“
Taking place on Tuesday 2nd at 7.30pm (get there from 6.30pm to secure a seat– meal deals will be on). As ever, the Café will take place at the wonderful Boscanova: http://www.cafeboscanova.com/
For years debate has circulated around Oscar Pistorius and allowing him to compete in able bodied events at the Olympics when he may or may not have an unfair advantage. Most recently he sparked further debate himself in the criticisms of the length of Alan Oliveira’s blades directly after his defeat in the 200m Paralympic final. So what’s the difference? Does running on prosthetics give you an advantage over the able bodied, or simply level the playing field? Can longer blades give you the advantage over the other competitors?
Cafe Scientifique’s second event, coming up on Tuesday 6th Novemeber, Bryce Dyer, a senior lecturer in Product Design at Bournemouth University, will attempt to answer some of these questions.
Bryce will discuss and explore the recent controversy surrounding the use of prosthetic limbs in elite sport, what we know, what we don’t and how what was once initially seen as disability is now redefining sport as we know it, before allowing you time to ask him any questions you may have.
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