Café Scientifique Woking


Café Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology. The Woking Branch, set up by Dr Chris Bore, meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month to discuss science and technology in a fun, engaging, informal way.

The Carers Map: psychology of caring, for informal carers
Thurs 11 October | 7pm - 8.30pm
Clinical psychologist Jason Spendelow from the University of Surrey draws on his new book The Carers Map to discuss the psychology of coping, for informal carers.

Exercise, motivation and running shoes
Thurs 8 November | 7pm - 8.30pm
Exercise Psychologist Katy Kennedy, Personal Trainer Steve Keywood, and psychologist Andy Woods (who thinks we can choose running shoes from crowd-=sourced anecdotal Big Data) discuss exercise, motivation and choosing running shoes.

Predicting Crime
Thurs 13 December | 7pm - 8.30pm
David Lloyd from the University of Surrey discusses using algorithms to predict crime

Cosmic Rays, quantum chemistry and cold fusion
Thurs 10 January 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Chris Bore follows an exotic particle from supernova to cold fusion, by way of quantum chemistry and rain clouds.

Quantum physics, music and Valentines
Thurs 28 February 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Ryan Fox is a British singer, songwriter, composer, programmer, physics geek and Crystal Palace FC fan (well, four out of five ain't bad..). Sounds like Dylan, Cash, Browne, covers Coldplay's 'Science', thinks about music, coding and physics, and is coming to animate Cafe Sci's 2019 Valentine's Day special on something quantum, physic and music. 

Quantum Biology
Thurs 14 March 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Quantum physics is sometimes thought of as abstract, almost pure science. But one of the founders of quantum mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger, suggested that living organisms are different because, uniquely, their macroscopic behaviour depends on the position and motion of small numbers of protons and electrons inside molecules such as DNA. Life, Schrödinger proposed, dips into the quantum world to help keep us .. well, alive ....

In this talk two doctoral students from the Centre for Quantum Biology at the University of Surrey will lead us through the strange world of Quantum Biology and its potential to indicate new approaches to solar energy, drugs and diagnostics - and insights into how our brain works and even what our thoughts are made of, to offer a new understanding of the fundamental difference between life and inanimate matter.

Why quantum physics can't be real (and local..)
Thurs 11 April 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Bell's Theorem is one of the most peculiar theories of physics: showing that quantum mechanics cannot be both real and local - and so raising fundamental and challenging questions about how we interpret science.

In this talk Sapphire Lally from the Quantum Biology Institute will explain and discuss Bell's Theorem and its strange implications.

Addiction
Thurs 9 May 2019 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. In this talk Peter Davies of Addiction Care UK explains and discusses the many, complex and nuanced causes, effects and ramifications of addiction and its handling and treatment.

Free entry, suggested donation £3

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