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Cafe Scientifique

Cafe Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. 

Enjoy listening to a short talk from a guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around the topic. You can find out more about the international sensation that is Cafe Scientifique by looking at their website.

In Bournemouth, we run every first Tuesday of the month (with the odd exception) from 19:30–21:00 with doors open from 18:30. You don’t need to register for our events, just come along and enjoy yourself! Make sure you get here early for a good seat though as we fill up fast!

This activity is recognised under the Global Talent Programme and allows attending students to gain credit towards their Global Talent Award.

Upcoming events

The changing face of crime: how can we improve the recognisability of facial composites?

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Dr Emma Portch

Facial composites are computerised visual likenesses, constructed by witnesses and victims of crime, and released via the media in the hope that someone will recognise the constructed individual. While some composites are fairly accurate reconstructions that generate important investigative leads, others appear comical and may detract from the seriousness of the offence (who remembers the Cheshire Cat Burglar?). Join us to explore how psychologists can work with the police to improve the quality of composite images, have a go at recognising ‘celebrity’ composites and test your ability to generate accurate facial descriptions.

Past events

How to find us

We run our event at Cafe Boscanova on Boscombe High Street – 650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP.  There is free parking available after 18:00 on the nearby Hawkwood Road next to the Sainsbury’s as well as a regular bus timetable.

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