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!

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 7.00pm

Tuesday 2 October

Bournemouth Café Scientifique is turning 6 on Tuesday 2 October. To celebrate we have a fantastic talk from Dr Curie Scott about changing our attitudes to ageing. We’ll also have Birthday Brownies!

Dr Curie Scott – Facing our future self

One in five people alive today will reach their 100th birthday. You are going to grow old but have you thought about it? Ageing is a taboo subject and older people are often stereotyped and overlooked. Dr Curie Scott invited people over 60 and students from Health & Social Care professional courses to four drawing workshops. Come and hear how drawing about ageing made a startling difference to their current lives. In terms of ageing, we cannot separate ourselves from our future older self, however much we want to do so. ‘They’ are the ‘we’ of the future.


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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