The Tea Bar
The speakers for the November 2014 meeting of Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Dr Andrew Pye and Dr Radu Sporea.
Dr Pye is a software developer at a tech startup specialising in digital signage, and is a keen amateur/former professional photographer. Dr Sporea is an RAEng Research Fellow at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute, studying printed and flexible energy efficient electronics.
The subject for this month is "The Science of Photography". Using live demos & audience participation, Dr Pye and Dr Sporea will explain the science of modern photography plus they offer some tips for improving your picture taking.
See this BBC article for further details about this talk:
The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.00pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The main evening event will aim to finish around 9:00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker until around 10:00pm.
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 and buy cakes 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.
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.
Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is a free Special Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Active Hampshire Social Club.