Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme

Café Scientifique

CAFEsci

Café Scientifique

Whether it is a traditional seminar, film night, or hands on activity, Café Scientifique at Ustinov College brings science from the lab into the café. Unlike the usual public lecture, participants actively take part in an open discussion after each event. We hope to help everyone appreciate that science literacy is critical to a healthy society. In other words, our work is to democratize science!

If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, you can email us at ustinov.cafesci@durham.ac.uk.

Café Scientifique

The Stars of Durham -16th December 2017

By Giorgio Manzoni It was a freezing night in December but the cold was not enough to stop the intrepid members of the Café Scientifique team and over 30 followers who decided to go and admire the amazing shiny “Stars of Durham”. The cloudy and rainy weather of the held off, leaving clear and dark

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Café Scientifique

Catalysing school partnerships – first meeting at Belmont Community School

By Pen-Yuan Hsing and Emine Gurbuz According to Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University, he has “been constantly impressed by the outstanding quality of research produced at the University”. However, this research is often locked up in an “ivory tower” and isolated from the local community. Over the past few years, PhD student and

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Café des Arts

The Best Way to Create Christmas is…. With Glitter!!!!!!

  On Friday 1st of December (the start of the real Christmas countdown) local school children and their parents were invited to join the GCP to create Christmas crafts with LOTS of glitter. They came along to make Christmas cards and decorations provided with a bit of inspiration from festive tunes and pinterest crafts. The

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Café Scientifique

Stargazers of the World, Unite!

Reposted on 30th April 2017 from  the_ustinovian By Diego Astorga De Ita Have you ever wondered what those sparkly dots up there are? Or rather, do you ever look at them? There’s something to them. They charm us. They feature in poems and songs across the world. We dream of cruising through them. But still, when was the

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Café Scientifique

Belmont Community School Science Evening

Reposted from 30th June 2017  by the_ustinovian Pen-Yuan Hsing, Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme – Café Scientifique Last Monday (19 June 2017), four members of the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme helped lead science outreach activities at the Belmont Community School Science Evening. As a Café Scientifique team member, I’m happy to have been part of that group and we are

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