Cafe Scientifique in Glasgow

Published: 2 April 2012

Two Glasgow academics are organising the next in a series of Cafe Scientifique events to be held in Glasgow

Professor Mandy McLean and Dr Kevin O’Dell have organised the next series of Cafe Scientifique events, to be held in Glasgow over the coming months.

The Cafe Scientifique is an international project that allows members of the public to engage with science in an informal and accessible way.

For the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to an event and explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

Cafes start with a short talk (usually about twenty minutes) by the speaker, to introduce the topic. After this there is usually a short break to allow glasses to be refilled and conversations to start. This is followed by an hour or so of questions and answers and general discussion.

Glasgow’s Cafe Scientifique are held in the Victorian Bar in the Tron Theatre, on the first Monday of the month at 7pm. The next sessions are:

  • Monday 2 April – Roger Corder

Wine and health: better under the table than under the ground?

  • Monday 14 May – Heather Reid

Science education in Scotland

  • Monday 11 June – Frank Close


First published: 2 April 2012

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