As we look ahead to the start of the Christmas season, our Cafe Scientifique next Tuesday is surely one you can’t miss.
The much anticipated Christmas edition of Café Sci will see Bournemouth University’s forensic society set us a mission to find out ‘Who stole Christmas?’
Are you a budding Sherlock or more a Horatio Caine? You’ll have an Opportunity to learn more about techniques used by Crime Scene investigators by analysing fingerprints, shoe prints, fibres and other evidence found at the scenes of these serial burglaries.
Be sure to mark the 2nd December in your diary and we look forward to seeing you for doors at 6:30 in Cafe Boscanova.
Get your Christmas jumpers out of the attic and advent calendars at the ready.
All the best,
The Café Sci Team.
October has flown by and before we knew it November has arrived.. what does this mean? Cafe Scientifique is back. Tonight Jeff Bagust will be discussing Optical Illusions at Cafe Boscanova.
The evening will commence at 7:30, although you may consider joining us for doors at 6:30 for a drink and to sample some of Cafe Boscanova’s finest food selection.
Café Scientifique is happy to welcome Colin Paterson (MSc PGCert(Ed) MCSP) as our latest guest speaker.
Where– Cafe Boscanova
When– 7th October 6:30pm-9pm
What– ‘my experiences of the Glasgow commonwealth Games’
The questions which will be up for debate will be:
- How has the role of the sports physiotherapists changed within elite sport?
- What does a sport physiotherapist actually do while working at the commonwealth games?
- What common treatments are used by sports physiotherapists; a greater focus on fascia?
Why not come along, have a coffee and join in the debate?
Can’t make it on the night? Did you know we make all of our videos available on YouTube and you can follow us on our Twitter and Facebook page.
Coming up Tuesday 2 September, The Scandal of Poverty & Child Mortality in the Western world: Are British children especially disadvantaged?
Where? Café Boscanova, Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH1 4BP
When? First Tuesday of every month 7.30-9 pm, doors open 6.30pm
What? A free event to explore and debate ideas in science and technology. Come along and get yourself a glass of wine or a coffee and enjoy learning something new!
Can it be true that British children are really worse off than in most other Western countries? These are results that UK and the USA governments would rather not talk about but this event reports the evidence (even if it might offend).
Can’t make it on the night? Did you know we make all our talks available on YouTube and you can follow us on Twitter @CafeSciBmouth
Professor Colin Pritchard, Ph.D.,MA., AAPSW; AcSS; FRSA, Research Professor in Psychiatric Social Work, School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, and, Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Southampton.
In September last year one of our own academics, Josie Pegg, took to the stage at Bestival’s “Bestiversity” to deliver a talk on Horrors or Heroes: :Learning to Love Parasites.
In case you didn’t get the chance to come along, she’s agreed to do it all over again, this time at your local Cafe Scientifique. Every first Tuesday of the month we get together in Boscombe’s Cafe Boscanova to hear about ideas in science of technology over a glass of wine and then engage in stimulating discussion. Have a look at our website to find out more about the venue and future events.
Tuesday 3 June: Horrors or Heroes: Learning to love parasites
Parasites are the stuff of horror movies, they not only consume their host but can be capable of controlling their host’s body and mind in the most freakish of ways.
But this is only half the story.
Around 75% of all species are parasitic, and parasites play an essential ecological role, prove unlikely allies and in fact are in many ways responsible for life as we know it.
Josie’s talk will challenge you to take a fresh look at parasites, and decide whether they really are horrors or heroes.
Doors open from 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.
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!
Tonight, the Cafe Scientifique team welcomes Dr Blay Whitby from the University of Sussex. Dr Whitby will be presenting his talk on ‘Do You Want a Robot Lover?’.
The widespread use of robots in intimate and caring roles will bring about important social changes. Robotic carers and artificial companions are technologies that are likely to be available in the near to mid‐term future.
In Japan and South Korea robots are seen as potential carers for the elderly and as babysitters. Many researchers are looking to make their products display emotion and respond to emotional displays by users. At least one writer has predicted marriage to robots will be accepted in progressive countries by 2050.
Are these socially and ethically acceptable developments? What is likely to be technically feasible and just what should we allow?
If you would like to listen to Dr Whitby’s talk and join in with the debate, please come to Cafe Boscanova, Bocombe, tonight, ready for a 7:30pm kick off. Doors open from 6:30pm and the talk is expected to finish at 9:00pm.
There is no need to register for this event but please make sure you get here early for a good seat though as we fill up fast and there is some excellent food available!
The Cafe Scientifique team look forward to seeing you there!
The Cafe Scientifique team are looking forward to Professor Iain MacRury’s exciting talk on ‘The Inner World of Doctor Who’ tonight. If you are a Doctor Who fan, then this is definitely an event for you to attend!
With the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC series happening this month, Prof MacRury will be discussing 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? and why does it evoke such rich childhood memories of hiding behind the sofa from monsters?
This is a FREE event and doors open at the wonderful Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe at 6:30pm ready for a 7:30pm start. The talk is expected to finish at around 9pm.
There is also no need to register for this event so just simply come along, bring a friend and enjoy yourself! There is also some excellent food available.
You can find out more about Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth here and also through our twitter and Facebook account.
The Cafe Scientifique team look forward to seeing you there!
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!
Why do we adorn our screens with pictures of forests, waterfalls, animals and beaches? Why are there so many nature metaphors in the language of the internet? The answer lies in biophilia, the innate human attraction to life and life-like processes. Sue Thomas believes that nature can soothe our connected minds and offer unexpected benefits – an improved attention span, a rested mind, and enhanced creativity. So there’s no need to choose between technology and well-being – we can have both! This talk is about the best way to make our digital lives integrated, healthy, and mindful.
If you would like to find out more about Sue Thomas, please visit her website: www.suethomas.net
This month we have worked with the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, so this is definitely not one to miss. Also, as an extra special treat we have brownie cake to celebrate our one year anniversary – what a great success Cafe Scientfique has been!
Doors open at the wonderful Cafe Boscanova, Boscombe at 6:30pm and Sue Thomas will begin her fascinating talk on Technobiophilia at 7:30pm-9pm. There is no need to register for this event, so just simply come along! There is also some excellent food available (and chocolate brownie – if I hadn’t already mentioned).
The Cafe Scientifique team look forward to seeing you there!
After a month of absence, Café Scientifique is back with a special guest speaker from the University of Southampton. Professor Richard Holt, who led the team that pioneered a new anti-doping test for growth hormone, will be joining us on the 3rd September to give us an exciting talk on performance enhancing drugs. A professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Honorary Consultant Physician and Chair of the Council of Health Care Professionals of Diabetes UK, Professor Richard Holt will surely captivate his audience.
Richard will be discussing the history of performance enhancing drugs, considering the drugs that are currently being used and question why athletes are prepared to risk their careers by taking them. He will also highlight the harm that can be done by these drugs as well as some of the tests used to detect their misuse.
The talk will begin at 7:30pm at the fantastic Café Boscanova and Doors open at 6:30pm, so make sure you come early to get a good seat! Drinks and snacks will also be available for sale.
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This is not one to be missed; we hope to see 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/
Please do spread the word!
This months Cafe Scientifique will be led by Dr Sarah Bate, Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Sarah has an interest in disorders of face recognition particularly prosopagnosia (‘faceblindness’). Faceblindness is a relatively unknown condition that affects one in fifty people. Come along to find out what causes this fascinating condition and what it’s like to live in a world surrounded by strangers. This has been a popular topic in the media in recent months with articles in The Independent and The Daily Mail. You can find out more about her research here.
When: Thursday 6th December, 3.30-6pm
Where: Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University
This exciting event is a chance to celebrate public engagement at Bournemouth University. Come along between 3.30pm and 6pm to experience our interactive exhibition, showcasing some excellent examples of public engagement.
Between 4-5pm you will have an exclusive opportunity to hear from Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science for the University of Birmingham, about the importance of public engagement. Following Alice’s talk there will be a chance to hear from BU academics about their experiences with public engagement and further explore our interactive exhibition with a glass of wine in hand.
3.30pm: Opportunity to explore our interactive exhibition space
4.00pm: Alice Roberts talks on the importance of Public Engagement
4.30pm: BU academics share their experiences of engagement
5.00pm: Enjoy drinks and further opportunity to explore our interactive exhibition
To register for this free event, please click on this link.
Our next exciting event has come around quickly and we look forward to welcoming Bryce Dyer to the stage on Tuesday 6th November.
Bryce is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Bournemouth University and is working as part of a team of design engineers and clinicians studying prosthetics at BU’s Design Simulation Research Centre. In this exciting talk he will be discussing prosthetic limbs and the role of technology in elite sport. This is a topic that is hotly debated, with athletes such as Oscar Pistorius raising questions about the allowed length of competitor’s blades.
Doors are open from 6.30pm so come along early to make sure you have a good seat and time to buy a drink or two before the talk begins at 7.15pm. We have also arranged with Café Boscanova to have a small menu for the evening, along with the normal olives, flat breads and humus they will be serving:
- Meaty Chilli, topped with yoghurt cheese and jalapenos.
- Mung Bean Curry.
Both will be priced at £7.95.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
For those of you that missed Cafe Scientifique this month, or you want to listen to the talk again, our friends at AECC kindly recorded Jeff’s talk which is now available to view on YouTube here.
For more information about forthcoming Cafe Scientifique events in Bournemouth, you can keep up to date with details on the website, via Facebook, twitter or by e-mail.