The Tea Bar
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.
The speaker for the June meeting at The Tea Bar will be Rob Whitehouse who is a client manager at Roke Manor Research Ltd, a world-class electronics engineering company that provides contract research, product development and manufacturing for a wide range of UK and international customers.
He will be talking about how Scientists and engineers are turning to biological systems for solutions to complex problems. This talk will look at some of the areas where naturally occurring form, reasoning and behavior are being adopted and where bio-inspired technologies offer promise for the future.
The Tea Bar will be open for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.
The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.