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 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 4 April

Going for Gold! 3D Scanning and 3D Printing of Ancient and Modern Jewellery: The Law and Technology – Professor Dinusha Mendis

Ever seen 3D printing and 3D scanning happen in reality? By allowing physical objects to be replicated, 3D printing is increasing in popularity. However, there are questions relating to the technology as well as in relation to intellectual property (IP) laws.

On the one hand, whilst 3D scanning and 3D printing presents excellent opportunities for creating various objects, it also poses a number of questions in relation to the technology it utilises. On the other hand, it also raises various IP issues. For example, does 3D scanning and 3D printing infringe the IP rights of the creator? How much ‘modification’ is needed to create a new and non-infringing product?

Are we about to see a new wave of file sharing in 3D designs? While the technology has significant potential to expand into various sectors, including jewellery, it raises many issues in relation to ownership and craftsmanship, which will be explored in this talk.

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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