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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, 8th April, 2015

Place: The Old Bookroom, Hope Street Hotel

Title: "Minding your pees and cues"

Speakers: Prof Rob Beynon and Professor Jane Hurst, both of Liverpool University

Rob Beynon is a protein chemist in the Centre for Proteome Research. Jane Hurst is in the Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group.

Rob Beynon applies advanced protein chemistry to a range of biological problems. One of his major collaborative areas is with Jane Hurst, Mammalian Behaviour and Evolution Group, working in the area of mammalian scent communication. They will talk about the ways in which a combination of biochemistry and behavioural research allow them to ‘make sense of scents’ and discover ‘what the nose knows’.

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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