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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: Tue 18 Jun 2019
10 events listed.

CAFE SCI & MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 18 Jun 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.


SOTON CAFE SCI: "LOW-COST SENSORS FOR MONITORING AIR-BORNE PARTICULATE MATTER" 
Meetup Tue 18 Jun 2019 
Location:   St Denys Community Centre, Main Hall, Corner of Priory Rd and Adelaide Rd opposite the Junction Inn, Southampton SO17 2JZ
Time:   20:00
Meeting:   Hosted by: Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the Southampton Cafe Sci talk at the Community Centre in St Denys in Southampton. The talk is being given by Florentin Bulot of Southampton University and is titled "Low-cost sensors for monitoring air-borne particulate matter, using Raspberry Pi and low-cost but useable calibration procedures".

VENUE:
Note: There is a strict policy of no drinks to be brought over from the pub to the community centre. There is level access with no steps. 200 metres from the Adelaide Rd side of St Denys railway station. Previous use of this hall finishes at 20:00 with 15 minutes grace, so the earliest expected start to the science cafe talks would be 20:20. Therefore no point in arriving here before 20:00 , but the foyer would be open , should it be raining.

ARRANGEMENTS:
Because of the hire cost for this hall, please place 2 pounds per
person in the collecting jar near the entry door to the room. With this room-hire structure there is no commercial element in requiring a break, so Q&A will follow immediately after the talk and so the end of the full session should not be much later than the previous structure.

The only noise in that venue on Tuesday nights is from a chess club. For any note takers, please bring a small torch with you as the lighting will be all high power fluorescent (prior to talk) and next to nothing (during talk), except spill-over from the projector, light from the foyer and a couple of other low level light sources, assuming the usual problem with fluorescent lamp "dimming", in practise.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed immediately by questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is £2.00 on the door and is open to everyone.

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.

Hosted by: Nigel Cooke, Southampton Cafe Scientifique Organiser


CAFE SCI & MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 25 Jun 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.


WINCHESTER SKEPTICS: CERYS BRADLEY - A UNIFYING THEORY OF GAY 
Meetup Thu 27 Jun 2019 
Location:   The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Skeptics in the Pub
Basingstoke Cafe Sci subscribers are invited to the talk hosted by Winchester Skeptics In The Pub. Tonight's talk is titled “A Unifying Theory of Gay” and is delivered by Cerys Bradley.

Winchester Skeptics hosts a guest speaker on the last Thursday of every month. They provide an opportunity for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest.

WHAT'S THE EVENING ABOUT?
For decades, science has been fascinated by the LGBTQ+ community. What makes gay people gay? How does sexuality affect one's behaviour, appearance, or ability to raise children? These are the questions that science has asked and the answers have had an impact not only within the scientific world, but also on public policy and the rights of LGBTQ+ citizens. Given the highly politicised nature of the topic, it is perhaps not surprising to discover biases and prejudices hidden in the construction, conduction, and conclusions of these studies but are they still valuable contributions to science?

PhD student (and lesbian) Cerys Bradley will discuss the scientific research into the LGBTQ+ community as well as its societal implications, and ask "just because science can ask a question, should it?".

THE VENUE:
Tonight the suggested donation (at the door) for each talk is £5 which doubles as an entry into a book raffle.

The Licensed front cafe bar at the Winchester Discovery Centre area will be open from 7.00pm. The talks for Winchester Skeptics in the Pub start at 7.30pm in the main theatre.

This event is hosted by the Winchester Skeptics in the Pub


CAFE SCI & MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 2 Jul 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.


SALISBURY CAFE SCI - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 
Meetup Tue 2 Jul 2019 
Location:   Salisbury Rugby Club, Castle Road, Salisbury
Time:   19:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Salisbury Cafe Scientifique
The July talk for Salisbury Cafe Sci will be given by Prof Pam Fisher who will be talking about her research into "Artificial Intelligence". The doors open at 7.00pm for the talk to start at 7.30pm.

The regular programme of Cafe Scientifique Salisbury events are free to attend and there is no need to book places. For special events, there may be a small charge and booking may be required but these are typically in addition to the usual programme of events. Keep up to date with all our activities via Twitter, Facebook or sign up to our mailing list. Feel free to contact us with any queries although you may find the answer you need in our Frequently Asked Questions.

There are collection tins at the venue and any donations are gratefully received; we use these to help cover running costs and make modest contributions to speakers expenses (only where necessary; speakers are not paid to give talks and in most cases they cover their own expenses too).

http://cafescientifiquesalisbury.org.uk/

SUMMARY:
More details to follow


RDG CAFE SCI: KEY WOMEN IN DELIVERING GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE 
Meetup Wed 3 Jul 2019 
Location:   Smokin Billy's Bar-B-Q, 61 St. Mary's Butts, Reading. RG1 2LG, Reading
Time:   19:00
Meeting:   An External Event Hosted by Ceri Brenner at Reading Cafe Scientifique
Reading Cafe Sci would like to extend a invitation to the Basingstoke Cafe Sci followers to attend this free talk. Tonight's talk will be delivered by Dr Helen Kendall and Prof Cherry Tweed who will present "Key women in the road to delivery of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste". The presentation will be followed by a Q and A session.

FREE ENTRY. Restaurant is open from 6pm

SUMMARY:
Details to follow

SPEAKER
Details to follow

FORMAT AND VENUE:
Smokin' Billy's 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.

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 drinks to show your support for Smokin Billy's 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.

Be enthused, Be inspired, Join in the discussion #RdgCafeSci

This is an external event hosted by: Reading Cafe Scientifique


CAFE SCI & MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 9 Jul 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.


WIN SCI CTR - USING MISSILE DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE THE NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS 
Meetup Wed 10 Jul 2019 
Location:   Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester
Time:   18:30
Meeting:   This is an external event hosted by Winchester Science Centre
SUMMARY:
The Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013 caused approximately £10 million worth of damage and led to 1500 people seeking medical attention. The object remained undetected prior to its atmospheric entry and a larger meteor would be catastrophic if it happened over a city. Before panic sets in; some comfort can be taken that systems already exist, or are being developed, that could deal with this threat. With the technology potentially at our fingertips, this presentation primarily explores whether or not there is a strong enough business case for the inhabitants of Earth to pay for such a system. This Weapon Systems and Technology Lecture will be presented by Alex Godfrey ARAeS, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin UK.

SPEAKER:
Mr Godfrey is a Senior Systems Engineer working at Lockheed Martin UK – Ampthill, technically leading the pursuit and execution of new business civil space programmes. Most notably he has worked on ESA Space Rider, ESA Mars Sample Return Orbiter, Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators as well as several classified exoatmospheric programmes.

Space Lecture tickets include:

5.00pm Entry to upper exhibition and cafe
6.30pm Lecture followed by Q&A and a short break
7.45pm Planetarium show
8.00pm Event ends, Science Centre closes


CAFE SCI & MAKERSPACE: OPEN EVENING AND SOCIAL AT WETHERSPOONS 
Meetup Tue 16 Jul 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.



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