Café Scientifique Manchester
Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.
Cafe Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.
Where: Kro Bar on Oxford Road
When: 6pm on the last Wednesday of every month
Calendar of events
|Date||27 November 2013|
|Title||Bench to bedside: from a stroke perspective|
|Speaker||Professor Stuart Allen|
The talk will focus on past failure in translating findings from basic science to effective clinical treatments and how we need to rethink how we approach this in future research. In particular I will explore what has happened in the stroke field and how researchers are now being much more collaborative in working together and the need to back-translate from bedside to bench.
|Date||26 February 2014|
|Title||Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound|
|Speaker||Professor Trevor Cox|
Trevor Cox has been hunting for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned professor who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Trevor has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Trevor now revels in exotic noises – creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird.
With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox will explain how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound's surprising dynamics in everyday settings – from your bedroom to the opera house. Trevor encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.