Cafe Organisers: Have you ever wondered how Glasgow goes to café sci? How participants behave in Bristol? Where Sheffield sources its scientists? What’s new in Newcastle? What they’re planning in Pendle?


We want to create connections between cafes, a chain reaction of listening, a contagion of experience from one café to another. Before Café Sci’s 21st birthday in 2019, we want 21 organisers/participants/speakers to visit 21 other cafes. Falmouth to Portsmouth; Leamington Spa to Leeds; Henley on Thames to the Isle of Wight – or any other pairing you can think of.


We hope this chain will inspire, cross-contaminate, re-vivify, spread the word, and generally be rather fun.  It’s what our late founder, Duncan would have wanted, tapping the spirit of anarchy and change to keep it all fresh.


We're just asking three things:

·         A creative response to what you see and hear, tagged #cafesci and #cafescicontagion on Instagram: video, photo, poem, short story, painting …

·         The promise that when you visit a café, you tell them what’s happening back at yours, and encourage the contagion to spread

·         21 visits before Café Sci’s 21st birthday in autumn 2019