General Cafe Sci news. See individual cafe pages for more details of their activities.

Science Communication Masterclass

The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol is delighted to announce that its Masterclass in Science Communication will take place again this autumn.


The Masterclass is an intensive course created to provide professional development in science communication. The Masterclass draws on the existing expertise of the team that delivers UWE's popular and practical MSc in Science Communication.


The Masterclass covers a range of topics including: the historical and social contexts of science communication, scientific literacy and public understanding, publics and engagement, face-to-face, media and online methods of engaging with the public. In addition, participnants are offered a choice of interactive sessions enabling them to concentrate on particular areas of interest. 


The Masterclass has been designed for those with little or no experience in field of science communication and would be suitable for practising scientists wishing to enhance the public engagement element of their research, science graduates interested in science communication – or those seeking a career change, scientists/ teachers of science seeking continuing professional development and people working in Research Councils with a communication element to their role.


September Science Cafe Review

This month's Science Cafe Review is an article about the Canadian Institutes of Health research's cafe programme. 

July Science Cafe review

The second Science Cafe Review is now available. This time, it includes articles on cafes for teenagers in the USA and a development of cafe scientifique in Brazil.


August Science Cafe Review

The August Science Cafe Review is now available. This issue has articles on cafe sci in Ugandan schools and in Mexico.

Science Cafe Review

The first issue of the new Science Cafe Review is now available. 

Edited by Duncan Dallas (Leeds Chapel Allerton cafe and godfather of cafe scientifique), the Review aims to be a forum for organisers to share their experiences of cafe sci.

This first issue has pieces on cafes as crowdsourcing and experiences of starting cafes in Hong Kong and Bournemouth, UK.