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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Giorgio Manzoni After the first successful edition of the life of a researcher, this time other four well-known researchers decided to join the café scientifique team to discuss what it means to undertake an academic career as a woman. First talk was by Ruth Gregory, a famous mathematician and recipient of the Maxwell Medal
By Diana Martinez-Trejo On Thursday 7th of March, team Café Scientifique organized a competition about renewable energies where not just Ustinov College students were invited to participate, also from the Engineering Department. The competition start with a small demo on how Wind Turbines work and how we can get energy from the wind. Engineering Department
On Monday 3rd of December, the team Café Scientifique invited Ustinov college students to participate in a discussion panel about recycling, followed by the result of the competition for the best Xmas tree with recycled materials. The event was very productive, attendees discussed different methods of recycling and what are the side effects on different countries;
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
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
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