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How do you like your coffee? With science please

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Hair, poo and hamsters are just some of the things that will be discussed in a series of upcoming public events featuring academics from the University of Bradford.

The Café Scientifique series are events open to the public to hear about, discuss and debate some of the most recent advances in science and health care, and their importance to society.

Each session is led by a University academic who will speak for around 30 minutes, with the aim to demystify and explain their ideas to everyone.

Professor Marcus Rattray of the University of Bradford said: “It is great that Bradford now has a café scientifique series so that everyone can find out about the latest thinking in science over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The format of the events means that the talks are relatively short and accessible, with lots of time for discussion.”

Events are held once a month on a Thursday at either the University’s Theatre in the Mill or at the National Science and Media Museum, further details below.

  • Thursday November 15th: The Power of Poo. Professor John Bridgeman @National Science & Media Museum Lates (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm) – session will run twice: at 6.45 pm and 8.00 pm as part of the Lates event.
  • Thursday December 6th: How sex might help us fight cancer. Professor Alastair Goldman @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 pm – 8.00 pm)
  • Thursday January 24th: Kids and eating, what’s the problem? Dr Ellie Bryant @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)
  • Thursday February 21st: What does your hair say about you? Dr Julie Thornton @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)
  • Thursday March 14th: What your pet hamster can teach us about obesity Dr Gisela Helfer @National Science & Media Museum Lates (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm) – session will run twice: at 6.45 pm and 8.00 pm as part of the Lates event.
  • Thursday April 18th: Can technology help us to live well as we get older? Professor Gail Mountain @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)
  • Thursday May 16th: What does a future city look like? Professor Fun Hu @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)
  • Thursday June 13th: Ultrasonics. Dr Elaine Brown @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 pm – 8.00 pm)

The events are free with no need to book and refreshments are served at both venues.

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