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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 Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is the public and FREE Science Interest Group of the Basingstoke Friends Social Club.  The meetings and talks are all public events (though some external events such as theatre trips require advance payment and/or booking) which are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the latest ideas in Science and Technology.

You can find out more about the Basingstoke Friends Social Club at:

www.basingstokefriends.org.uk

You can join this Cafe sci Meetup group free of charge to receive email notifications of our talks and any science and technology talks, debates and lectures that we hear about in the local area.

We run our own talk and discussion meetings with an invited speaker on the last working Monday of every month (except in December). These are held from 7.30pm at the Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT in the Top of Town area of Basingstoke..

You are welcome to arrive at the monthly meeting venue any time from 6.30pm onwards for drinks and cakes etc.  The main talk starts at 7.30pm and usually lasts around 30 to 40 minutes. There is then a short break after the talk for you to get more drinks and cakes etc before we go into the main discussion session.  We generally aim to finish at around 9.00pm with some time afterwards until 10.00pm for you to chat to the speakers and other members.

We aim to provide members with information about a wide range of events that may be of interest.  We include on the web site details of Cafe Scientifique meetings in Reading, Winchester and Southampton plus those of our local Skeptics in the Pub rational debating groups in Reading and Winchester.

For any queries about Cafe Scientifique in Basingstoke, contact the organizer Bob Clifford at the email address below:

info@cafesci-basingstoke.org.uk


 
  www.meetup.com/cafesci-basingstoke

What's Coming Up - Next 10 Events
From: Wed 19 Dec 2018
10 events listed.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL ... 
Meetup Tue 25 Dec 2018 
Location:   The Tea Bar, 19 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Time:   00:01
Meeting:   We will be under a Christmas Tree somewhere watching Xmas TV ...
WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS ... AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN IN THE NEW YEAR !

NO BASINGSTOKE CAFE SCI TALK - HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE !!! 
Meetup Mon 31 Dec 2018 
Location:   The Tea Bar, 19 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT
Time:   19:30
NO BASINGSTOKE CAFE SCI TALK TONIGHT - HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE !!!

WIN CAFE SCI: "WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS: A CONNECTED WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS" 
Meetup Mon 7 Jan 2019 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:45
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by William Vine at Winchester Cafe Scientifique
Basingstoke science enthusiasts are invited to this talk by K. Satyanarayana on the subject of "Wireless Communications: Towards a Connected World of People and Things.”.

All talks at Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street 7.00 for 7.45 unless otherwise advertised. Licensed bar serving hot drinks, cakes and snacks. No charge to attend. Contributions welcome.

Licensed bar available from 7pm.

SUMMARY

“Wireless Communications: Towards a Connected World of People and Things.”

Wireless communication has evolved from pigeon-post to paging, voice calls, text messages, video calls – and now Internet everywhere. It has become the ubiquitous means of socializing, doing business and of entertainment. There are around 5 billion mobile phones in use through which we transmit around 60 terabytes of data every month. And yet, this is just the beginning – the future is even more exciting as we are moving from the internet-of-things to holographic video calls, which can conjure up the image of a person right in the room when we talk to them. However, one of the key issues of this technology, whether we have the capacity to accommodate all these users at a high quality-of-service. An obvious solution to circumvent this problem is to increase the bandwidth used. But we only have a limited bandwidth.

In this talk, I shall shed light on how to address this problem.

SPEAKER DETAILS

K. Satyanarayana (www.satyanarayana.xyz) received his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, in 2014. During Jul’14-Aug’15, he worked as a research assistant at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Currently, Satya is a research scholar in Wireless Communications at the University of Southampton in liaison with InterDigital Europe, London, UK. His research interests include millimeter wave communications, hybrid beamforming, with an emphasis on transceiver algorithms for wireless communication systems and multi-functional MIMO. He has over a dozen publications and a patent.


MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 8 Jan 2019 
Location:   Basingstoke Makerspace, Maritime House, 65 New Road, Basingstoke
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   Hosted by Basingstoke Makerspace - straight through the door into the rear of the building
Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below:

http://www.basingstokemakerspace.org.uk/

SOCIAL AT MAIDENHEAD INN, WINCHESTER STREET
Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends and Basingstoke Makerspace members in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign.


MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 15 Jan 2019 
Location:   Basingstoke Makerspace, Maritime House, 65 New Road, Basingstoke
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   Hosted by Basingstoke Makerspace - straight through the door into the rear of the building
Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below:

http://www.basingstokemakerspace.org.uk/

SOCIAL AT MAIDENHEAD INN, WINCHESTER STREET
Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends and Basingstoke Makerspace members in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign.


BASINGSTOKE 5G - NETWORK SLICING: A NEW PARADIGM FOR ENTERPRISE AND 5G NETWORKS 
Meetup Wed 16 Jan 2019 
Location:   Desk Lodge, Belvedere House, Basing View, Basingstoke
Time:   18:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Adrian Braine for Basingstoke 5G Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Talk5G. Contact Adrian to book in for the event.
This talk is an external event by Basingstoke 5G Meetup Group ...

https://www.meetup.com/Talk5G

Network slicing offers a new paradigm for implementing network services by enabling the bundling of connectivity with compute & storage resources into abstract service constructs that meet specific end-user requirements. In so doing, the ‘network slice’ becomes both a new product that offers new monetisation opportunities and a valuable organising tool for the management and operation of networks. In this session

Speaker Bio

Dr Vassilis Seferidis, CEO and founder of Zeetta Networks, will share their experience in deploying NetOS®, the company’s network virtualisation and slicing orchestration, in Ashton Gate Stadium and 5G Smart Tourism testbed.


BASINGSTOKE DISCOVERY CENTRE: "GET TO KNOW YOUR IPAD" 
Meetup Tue 22 Jan 2019 
Location:   Basingstoke Discovery Centre, 19/20 Westminster House, Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7LS
Time:   10:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Basingstoke Discovery Centre invite you to take part in their "Get to Know Your iPad" 1-day course. The course is on Tuesday 22 January from 10am to 4pm and costs £30 per head.

This is an introduction to Apple iPads for new owners, those thinking of buying one and for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it.

If you are interested in this course, please be advised that Basingstoke Discovery Centre always recommend to purchase a ticket quickly to avoid disappointment.

This can be done over the phone (01256 478670) , in person at the Discovery Centre or online at:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=351

Queries about this course can be directed to:

Sarah Faithfull, Library Team Assistant,
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
19/20 Westminster House, Festival Place
Basingstoke RG21 7LS


MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 22 Jan 2019 
Location:   Basingstoke Makerspace, Maritime House, 65 New Road, Basingstoke
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   Hosted by Basingstoke Makerspace - straight through the door into the rear of the building
Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below:

http://www.basingstokemakerspace.org.uk/

SOCIAL AT MAIDENHEAD INN, WINCHESTER STREET
Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends and Basingstoke Makerspace members in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign.


BASINGSTOKE DISCOVERY CENTRE: DISCOVER PODCASTS 
Meetup Sat 26 Jan 2019 
Location:   Basingstoke Discovery Centre, 19/20 Westminster House, Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7LS
Time:   14:00
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Basingstoke Discovery Centre invite you to their presentation on Discovering Podcasts on Saturday 26 January from 2pm - 3.30pm. This is a free event that is open to everyone.

For more details contact the Basingstoke Discovery Centre.

Come and find out about podcasts and how you can access them. Similar to radio on demand, with 1000s of hours of entertainment, all for free. Local podcasters will talk about their podcasts, from birdwatching to history, and how to access and enjoy a wide range of podcasts to appeal to all. This includes a Q&A session and hands on help to access podcasts on your device.


BASINGSTOKE: "THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S FORESTS AND MAIN DEFORESTATION DRIVERS" 
Meetup Mon 28 Jan 2019 
Location:   The Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   Postcode: RG21 7NT
The speaker for the January 2019 meeting of Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique at The Tea Bar will be Loraiza Davies, Director of Green Planet Ventures. The subject of this evenings talk will be "The state of the world’s forests and main deforestation drivers".

SUMMARY
Tonight Loraiza will discuss the state of the world’s forests and the main drivers of deforestation. The talk will consider the following aspects:

1) An overview of the world forests
2) Why are tropical forests important
3) Deforestation drivers
4) How can the travel industry help or how we think it should help and maybe explain a bit of what we do.

This issue is intertwined with the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations and Climate Change policies, which can be the subject for a further talk if people find it interesting,

VENUE:
The Tea Bar doors will be open from around 6.45pm before the talk which starts at 7:30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. We will aim to finish around 9:00pm as usual, 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 Science and Technology Interest Group organised and sponsored by the Basingstoke Friends Social Group and the British Science Association.



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