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Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know".

Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).

Meetings take place once a month on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 11th March, 2015

Place: The Conference, Hope Street Hotel


Speaker: Ben Ambridge - Reader in Psychology at the University of Liverpool

When you think of Psychology, you probably think of boring experiments, inkblots and Freudian psychoanalysis. But modern-day scientific experimental psychology can tell us a great deal about our lives; indeed there is probably no aspect of human existence that has not been studied - in one way or another - by experimental psychologists. Join Ben Ambridge, Reader in Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and author of “Psy-Q” as he takes us through a day’s worth of psychological findings. We’ll find out how we learn in our sleep, why horoscopes have a grain of truth (kind of), what the music you listen to - and your use of email and Facebook- say about you, whether or not you can think rationally and logically, why you prefer some works of art over others...and, most crucially of all, whether you should put the milk in first or last when making a cup of tea.

More about Ben Ambridge can be found here:

Click here to go to the Cafe Scientifique website.

Please contact Michael Jackman,, if intending to attend as places may be limited.

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Built around 1860 in the style of a Venetian palazzo and renovated in 2003 into 89 simple, natural, contemporary and comfortable hotel rooms and a restaurant. Privately owned and independently run with an emphasis on friendliness, good food and thoughtful service.

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