Scientific Debate in Newcastle

I came across an interesting web site [via]. The web site is called Café Scientifique, and I’ll let them explain:

>The Cafe Scientifique Network
>
>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. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even
>theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.
>
>The first Cafes Scientifiques were held in the UK in Leeds in 1998. Since then,
>Cafes Scientifiques have sprung up in Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford and
>the network has now begun to expand to other cities in the UK. We hope that by 2003 there will be a thriving network of
>20 to 30 Cafes that meet regularly to hear
>scientists or writers on science talk about their work and discuss it with
>diverse audiences.
>
>Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window
>for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science
>and to making science accountable.

It seems like an excellent idea! There is one in newcastle, which meets at Café Royal, just round the corner from Grey’s Monument every month.

See there web site for more details.

2 thoughts on “Scientific Debate in Newcastle”

  1. Oh I like the idea of some scientific discourse. Next one? 3rd Monday of the month, 8pm. Think that’s the 21st, isn’t it?

  2. Got this response back from a guy I emailed:

    > September’s meeting is on ‘what science can learn from art’ and
    > will be at Baltic Art Gallery cafe, Gateshead Quays at 8pm.
    > October’s meeting is on depression and Prozac and will be at
    > Central Square, Forth Street (behind Newcastle central station)
    > at 7.30pm.

    Looks good.

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