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Bradford Cafe Scientifique

What is Café Scientifique?

Café Scientifique is the place where you can find out about the latest ideas and research in science and technology. At the Cafés, speakers present exciting topics in the realm of science. These include healthcare, engineering, psychology, mathematics, archaeology and many more. Previous topics have focused on artificial intelligence, what insects can tell us about climate change, the mathematics of shape, green concrete, science of music and obesity.

Whatever you are interested in, we’ve got it covered! Our programme is always varied, and we work hard to find topics to suit different interests. 

Café Scientifique promises to be an interesting, informative, and informal evening. Speakers will introduce the topic for the first 30 minutes and then after the break you will have an opportunity to ask any questions. We really welcome the lively interactions between the audience and our speakers.

No matter what your background is, you will learn something new and have your questions answered – even questions that you didn’t know you had.

And the best of all, the events are free. You can view the 2023/2024 programme on our Facebook page.

When does it take place?

Café Scientifique is a free event that takes place on a Thursday evening at 6:30 to 8:00pm once a month.

Where does it take place?

Brewdog Bradford

11 Great Horton Road



Brewdog Bradford

Café Scientifique 2023/2024 programme

Date Title Speaker
Thursday 19 October 2023 Preparing for War: How Cancer Plots it's Invasion Jim Boyne
Thursday 16 November 2023  The Market for Lemons and Cryptocurrencies - the Future of Finance? Marizah Minhat
Thursday 14 December 2023 What Hackers Want: Adventures of a Social Engineer Shaun Wakefield
Thursday 18 January 2024 Sleep Beatriz Bano Otalora
Thursday 22 February 2024 Inflammation. Heart Disease and Beyond Prof Tim Palmer
Thursday 21 March 2024 Search for your Ultimate Self Richard Cadden
Thursday 18 April 2024 Why our Minds Conjure the Paranormal Prof Chris French
Thursday 23 May 2024 The Science of Whisky Kirsten Riches-Suman

Thursday 20 June 2024

The Tough Life Choice of our Cells Pete Nicholls

Thursday 18 July 2024

The Quest for Personalised Medicine in Psychosis and Schizophrenia Samantha McLean

Contact the Bradford Cafe Scientifique team

If you would like to provide feedback or ideas for future programmes, please contact the Programme Director Dr Gisela Helfer or keep up to date with the latest from Bradford Café Scientifique on Facebook and Twitter.