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Café Scientifique

Join us for an online discussion event—everyone’s welcome to help us explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Next event

The next event will take place on Thursday 29 April 2021 from 18.30. This discussion will be hosted on Zoom. Book your free place and you’ll be able to access the event link by logging into your account on the day of the event.

The robots are coming: Robotic surgery and changing roles in the operating theatre

Rebecca Randell is Professor in Digital Innovations in Healthcare at the University of Bradford. Although she has a background in software engineering, her research is very much concerned with the social; she studies how healthcare professionals carry out their work in order to inform the design of healthcare technologies and how healthcare technologies are used in practice. Rebecca will present findings from a project she led looking at how robotic surgery impacts on teamwork in the operating theatre.

What you need to know

  • This event will take place online via Zoom
  • It’s free to join, but booking is required
  • After booking you will be able to access the event link by logging into your account. If you have any problems accessing the link on the day of the event, please contact
  • The stream will be live from 18.20 so you can test your sound
  • The talk will be recorded and will be available online after the event
  • Donations are welcome! You can donate online 
  • Café Scientifique is suitable for all ages and abilities, but some events may have adult themes or content

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Future events

What is Café Scientifique?

Café Scientifique is a friendly and collaborative exploration of the latest breakthroughs in science. You’ll hear about, discuss and debate some of the most recent advances and discoveries in science and healthcare, and their importance to society.

Each event has a theme—they’ve included everything from the latest in physics to the science of music, from nanotechnology to biology.

Café Scientifique is a great way to meet new people and exercise your mind. Discuss the discoveries you’ve seen in the headlines, or learn something completely new.

Keep up to date—follow Café Scientifique on Facebook and Twitter.

Part of the Science Museum Group