Events

We organise some of the most controversial science events to hit Cambridge; taking our aim of developing a global forum for science in society one step closer to reality. Each term we run a series of exciting and stimulating talks where students, academics and members of the public alike can debate hot issues with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. It is important to us that everyone has the opportunity to engage with science and the people who practise it.


DNA and Cancer

DNA and Cancer Poster

Professor Ron Laskey will be discussing DNA and Cancer in an informal atmosphere with free drinks.

Date: Tuesday 9th November at

Time: 7:30pm  

Place: Arts Picture House (upstairs in the bar area) on St. Andrew's Street.

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Dementia and an ageing society

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Dementia and an ageing society Poster

Tuesday 19th October, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

The Bar Area (upstairs) at the Arts Picture House, St. Andrew's Street

Speaker: Professor Carol Brayne

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique provides a relaxed opportunity to discuss the science that is changing our lives with the scientists themselves. The events are FREE and a complimentary drink is provided. A short informal talk is given by a scientist who is an expert on the topic to give background and to set the scene, and this is followed by questions and discussion.

This month's topic "Dementia and an ageing society" with scientist Professor Carol Brayne. Professor Brayne's work includes research into dementia and healthy ageing. Her work was recently in the media when findings revealed that people who stay in education for longer appear to be better able to compensate for the effects of dementia on the brain.

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique is organised by Cambridge Triple Helix and sponsored by the Medical Research Council and the Arts Picture House.

Podcasts of our events are made in partnership with the Naked Scientists and can be found at:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/.

 


Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Synthetic Biology : Making Artificial Life?

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Synthetic Biology : Making Artificial Life? Poster

Wednesday 14th July, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Larkum Studio at the ADC theatre, Park Street

Speaker: Dr Gos Micklem

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique provides a relaxed opportunity to discuss the science that is changing our lives with the scientists themselves. The events are FREE and a complimentary drink is provided. A short informal talk is given by a scientist who is an expert on the topic to give background and to set the scene, and this is followed by questions and discussion.

This month's exciting topic is entitled "Synthetic Biology; Making Artificial Life?" with scientist Dr Gos Micklem from the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique is organised by Cambridge Triple Helix and sponsored by the Medical Research Council and the ADC theatre.

Podcasts of our events are made in partnership with the Naked Scientists and can be found at:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/

 

Gambling and the Brain

Gambling and the Brain Poster

Wednesday 16th June 7:30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

This month Dr Luke Clarke from the MRC Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute in Cambridge will be discussing a topic at the interface between neuroscience and psychology; how gambling influences our decision making, in a talk entitled 'Gambling and the Brain'.

Just a reminder that if you have missed our previous events, that you can listen to podcasts of these events prepared by The Naked Scientists at http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/cafe-scientifique/

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique events aim to provide a relaxed opportunity to discuss the science that is changing our lives, with the scientists themselves. The events are FREE and a complimentary drink is provided.

Are my genes to blame when my jeans don't fit?

Are my genes to blame when my jeans don't fit? Poster

Wednesday 19th May 7:30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

This month Dr Giles Yeo from the Institute of Metabolic Science here in Cambridge will be tackling the important and topical subject of the genetics of obesity, as he talks about his research into answering the question "Are my genes to blame when my jeans don't fit? ".

Just a reminder that if you have missed our previous events, that you can listen to podcasts of these events prepared by The Naked Scientists at http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/cafe-scientifique/

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique events aim to provide a relaxed opportunity to discuss the science that is changing our lives, with the scientists themselves. The events are FREE and a complimentary drink is provided.

Ape Research in Indonesia - Marrying Science with Conservation

Ape Research in Indonesia - Marrying Science with Conservation Poster

Wednesday 28th April 7:30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

We have lined  up an excellent speaker,
Dr Susan Cheyne from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit,
University of Oxford, who will be telling us all about "Ape Research
in Indonesia - Marrying Science with Conservation".

Just a reminder that if you have missed our previous events, that you
can listen to podcasts of these events prepared by The Naked
Scientists at http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/specials/show/2010.03.24/

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique events aim to provide a relaxed
opportunity to discuss the science that is changing our lives, with
the scientists themselves.  The events are FREE and a complimentary
drink is provided.

Jumping to Delusions - how the brain takes dangerous shortcuts

Jumping to Delusions - how the brain takes dangerous shortcuts Poster

Wednesday 24th March. 7.30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

This month Prof Paul Fletcher (Bernard Wolfe Professor of Health Neuroscience, University of Cambridge) will be exploring the mysterious workings of our grey matter in 'Jumping to Delusions - how the brain takes dangerous shortcuts'.

Café Scientifique is a friendly, informal gathering where anyone who is interested can come to chat about the science that is changing our lives!

We look forward to seeing you there for an extremely topical and lively discussion.

This event is FREE (sponsored by the Medical Research Council)

Our Place in the Cosmos

Our Place in the Cosmos Poster

Wednesday 24th February. 7.30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

Cafe Sci is thinking big this month, we're exploring the universe with Dr Carolin Crawford from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Come along to fidn out exactly where we figure in the grand cosmic scheme. Café Scientifique is a friendly, informal gathering where anyone who is interested can come to chat about the science that is changing our lives!

We look forward to seeing you there for an extremely topical and lively discussion.

This event is FREE (sponsored by the Medical Research Council)

Pandemic! Where do new infections come from?

Pandemic! Where do new infections come from? Poster

Wednesday 27th January. 7.30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

We have yet another great topic this month which will be led by scientist Dr Chris Smith (aka The Naked Scientist)  entitled "Pandemic! Where do new infections come from?". Café Scientifique is a friendly, informal gathering where anyone who is interested can come to chat about the science that is changing our lives!

We look forward to seeing you there for an extremely topical and lively discussion.

This event is FREE (sponsored by the Medical Research Council)

Genetic Testing: Truth or Dare

Genetic Testing: Truth or Dare Poster

Wednesday 9th December. 7.30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

We have a great topic this month which will be led by
scientist Dr Caroline Wright entitled "Genetic Testing: Truth or Dare".

Here is a sneak peak about what Caroline will discuss with us:
"The science of human genetics has developed at an incredible pace
since the completion of the human genome project at the beginning of
the century. We now know the genetic basis for thousands of rare
disorders, and enormous progress has been made towards understanding
the genetics of common complex disorders such as diabetes and cancer.
What affect will these discoveries have on medicine and population
health? The new field of consumer genomics – genetic tests available
directly to the public via the internet – has recently brought this
question into the media spotlight, and raises numerous wider issues
about the usefulness of genetic profiling, an individual’s right to
privacy and confidentiality, and the potential for discrimination."

We look forward to seeing you there for what I'm sure will be an
interesting topic and discussion.

This event is FREE

Exploiting Bacteria to Battle Cancer

Exploiting Bacteria to Battle Cancer Poster

Wednesday 11th November. 7.30pm

Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

An informal introduction to the use of bacteria to fight cancer with Dr Guillermo de la Cueva Méndez (Hutchison/MRC Research Centre) followed by a discussion and refreshments.

This FREE event is sponsored by the MRC .

Cafe Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to discuss the science that is changing our lives with the people who are making the discoveries. Join us every month, when a different scientist will informally discuss their work and take questions from the floor.

Shrinking Down Nutrition: Nanofoods

Shrinking Down Nutrition: Nanofoods Poster

Wednesday 14th October, 7.30pm

An informal introduction to the science of micronutrients with Dr Dora Pereira, MRC Human Nutrition Research, followed by a discussion and refreshments.

This free event is sponsored by the MRC . A podcast recording of the event will be made by the Naked Scientists, sponsored by The Learning Revolution.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the science that is changing our lives with the people who are making the discoveries. Join us every month, when a different scientist will informally discuss their work and take questions from the floor.

A podcast of this event will be recorded by the Naked Scientists, sponsored by The Learning Revolution.

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique - Stem Cells: Hope or Hype? Poster

Wednesday 15th July, 7.30pm Larkum Studio, ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge

Stem Cells - you've see the headlines but what's really behind them? Join us as we ask whether stem cells our the next big hope for medicine, or just a lot of hype. A 20 minute informal talk by resarcher Dr Kate Quinlan will be followed by questions and discussion in the Larkum Studio and then the ADC bar for those who wish to continue.

This event is FREE ENTRY, so treat yourself to a coffee or a glass of wine as you join us to talk about science that really matters.

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique Relaunch: Rise of the Superbugs

Cambridge Cafe Scientifique Relaunch: Rise of the Superbugs Poster

Dear all,

In case cognitive enhancement drugs are not your cup of tea, The Triple Helix cordially invites you to the relaunch of the Cambridge Cafe Scientifique tonight, at 7.30, at the Arts Picturehouse Cafe (Regent St).

Featuring Dr David Summers, head of the department of Genetics, this will be a casual discussion on the "Rise of the Superbugs," so bring all your questions, doubts and queries about MRSA and its scarier cousins along! You will be subjected to no Powerpoint slides, and that's a promise.

Best wishes,
Irene