Cafe Scientifique

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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!

Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique

Past events at Cafe Scientifique

Our Next Event:

 Tuesday 6 June

New Zealand frogs –  the ancient weirdos of the amphibian World! – Professor Phil Bishop,  University of Otago

Phil Bishop has spent the last 20 years working with the ancient native frogs of New Zealand. Originally intending to discover how these unusually silent frogs communicate, his focus shifted towards amphibian conservation management as the phenomenon of global amphibian declines gained momentum. The leiopelmatid frogs of New Zealand are voiceless, earless with a number of unusual and unique morphological characters, and out of the breeding season have a daily  behavioural repertoire very similar to a small stone! Phil is a Professor of Zoology at the University of Otago (New Zealand) and in his spare time is the Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and the Chief Scientist of the Amphibian Survival Alliance

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To see what’s coming up in the next few months, click here to 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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