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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 16 July from 18.30. This discussion will be hosted on GoToWebinar. Book your free place and we’ll email you a link on the day of the event.

Covid-19: the greatest ever scientific race

John Wright will reflect on the Covid-19 crisis and talk about how research linked to people’s lived experiences can help build a healthier world.

John is a doctor and epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health in the UK and in Africa. He established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, and is the Director of Research for the City of Bradford. In 2007 he set up the Born in Bradford cohort study which is following the lives of over 13,000 families as their children grow up.

What you need to know

  • This event will take place online via GoToWebinar
  • It’s free to join, but booking is required
  • After booking, you’ll be sent a link at 16.30 on the day of the event. If you don’t receive this, please contact
  • You will be asked to register with GoToWebinar before joining
  • 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

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.

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