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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.

During the break, we often have an object handling session. The team from the National Science and Media Museum are challenged to bring topic-relevant objects from their collection and you will have the opportunity to explore them. Ever played with a spy camera from the 1930’s?

And the best of all, the events are free. You can view the 2022/2023 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?

Café Scientifique takes place in the Café area (level 0) at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. Book onto the next event on the National Science and Media Museum website.

Café Scientifique 2022/2023 programme

Date Title Speaker
Thursday 24 November 2022 Antibiotics and the environment Laura Carter
Thursday 15 December 2022 Autism and the double empathy problem Peter Mitchell
Thursday 19 January 2023 Vulnerability and risk - a policing paradox Gareth Addidle
Thursday 16 February 2023 When hearing isn't the same as understanding Sarah Knight
Thursday 23 March 2023 Behind the scenes of 50 years of flat screens Mark Lorch
Thursday 20 April 2023 Brian circuits driving body weight Lora Heisler
Thursday 18 May 2023 5 ways of wellbeing Dianne Wepa
Thursday 22 June 2023 The confused blood vessel Kirsten Riches- Suman
Thursday 20 July 2023 Untangling the gordian knots: are protein aggregates drivers of disease? Yvonne Nyathi

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.