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 7.00pm. 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!
Our Next Event:
Tuesday 7 March
It’s just the way it is: ‘ Why humans doubt facts if they contrast belief’ – Dr Darren G. Lilleker, Bournemouth University
The human brain expends as little energy as possible on areas that represent little immediate interest. the senses are most active only at times of heightened danger or excitement. Hence information is reduced to simple associations to determine attitudes and shape behaviour.
Dr Darren G. Lilleker who is an Associate Professor in Political Communication in The Media School at Bournemouth University will explain how humans can thus be led to make decisions based on weak arguments, minimal facts and rely on beliefs rejecting expert advice.
To see what’s coming up in the next few months, take a look at our upcoming events page.
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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