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Science Cafes

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 23 February 2008

 


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Science Cafes
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 92
Posted DateSaturday 23 February 2008 11:40 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/12/scienc ... 

One of the things I love about a conversational cafe is that it is a very flexible format and can be adapted to different purposes. I recently discovered Science Cafes and Cafe Scientifique via an article in Wired Magazine.
Science cafés involve a lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone, and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses.

At a café you can…
learn about the latest issues in science
chat with a scientist in plain language
meet new friends
speak your mind
talk with your mouth full
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 take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.
Why don't you start a cafe of your own?




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