Cafe Scientifique

What is Cafe Scientifique?

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.  Enjoy listening to a short talk from a guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around the topic. Find out more about the international sensation that is Cafe Scientifique by looking at their website.

We run every first Tuesday of the month (with the odd exception) from 7.30pm – 9pm with doors open from 6.30pm.  You don’t need to register for our events, just come along and enjoy yourself!  Make sure you get here early for a good seat though as we fill up fast!

This activity is recognised under the Global Talent Programme and allows attending students to gain credit towards their Global Talent Award.


Our Next Event:

Events start at 7.30pm – 9 pm with doors open from 6.30pm

Tuesday 6 November

We’ll be joined by Xun He to discuss – Working together: When your mind is in my mind.

Human beings are evolutionary shaped social animals. We often play and work together either independently or aiming at common goals. Have you ever wondered, when we are engaged in group activities, whether we perform everyday tasks in the same way as we do them alone? Recent findings in psychology showed that one person’s cognition and behaviour (such as attention, memory, perception, and action) can be shaped by another person who performs similar tasks in the same environment. But the answer to the question is more complicated than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. This talk will introduce these findings and explain the theories behind the phenomena. You will see psychological experiments in action and be engaged with some tests and discussions.


Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique

Past Events

How to find us

We run our event at Cafe Boscanova on Boscombe High Street – (650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP).  There is free parking available after 6pm on the nearby Hawkwood road next to the Sainsbury’s as well as a regular bus timetable.

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