How it Works

What happens at a Cafe Scientifique? Cafes start with a brief talk by the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science 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.

Open floors for questions
Anyone can ask a question, and we positively welcome those which begin “This might be a stupid question, but …” These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.

Great value
As we now have to pay a rent for the facilities, we will have to ask for a donation of at least £3 on the door (instead of passing the hat round) to make sure we cover all our expenses. i.e. the rent, cost of speakers’ travel expenses and a meal, plus overnight accommodation if needed.

We would like to try and build up a small fund so we can cover all travel expenses for speakers who come from the other island !

Increasing popularity
Meetings are increasingly popular, so arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you at the meetings.