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Café Scientifique

Psychology in the pub

A place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in psychology over a drink in a relaxed setting. Listen to and interact with eminent researchers on a range of fascinating popular topics! Just turn up.

Manchester Cafe Historique

Inspired by Manchester's past cafe (+ pub) culture, Manchester cafe historique was created in 2008 with the support of Krispy Kreme Piccadilly, Manchester.  In 2009, it moved to Cafe Couture on Oxford Road which led to a partnership with the Manchester Museum + the People's History Museum.  

From the start, its primary aim has been to explore Manchester's cosmopolitan heritage through its various histories. The recent Black History Month programme, presented last October, demonstrated that Black History could be used as a positive tool to introduce audiences to a wide range of subjects from a local perspective, including the history of science. One of the most popular talks was Charles White, Surgeon + Man-midwife: On the Politics of Health + Race in Early Industrial Manchester by Professor John Pickstone (20/10/11, The Manchester Museum).

Manchester Men will the opening theme of 2012, (dates + locations will be confirmed soon) Named after Isabella Linneaus Banks' famous historical novel,  it will include a talk on Royle + Manchester's public park movement(s) by Anne Tucker (Friends of Platt Fields Park), followed by one on Peter Lobengula - a Mancunian prince of Irish + Zimbabwean descent whose family history contains little known links with two prominent local immigrant families. The closing talk by Professor Mohammad Seddon of Chester University will
focus on Manchester's early Arab communities.

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