UK: Bardon Mill

Bardon Mill Village Hall
Bardon Mill
NE47 7DX

Welcome to Cafe Scientifique at Bardon Mill Village Hall


Tickets cost £5 per cafe or you can buy a £25 season ticket (only available at the start of the year).  The price includes coffee/tea and cake/biscuits. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased. 


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We also have a few paper tickets at the local shop in Bardon Mill village for those who don't have Internet access.

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Cafe Scientifique


Tuesday 5th March

The solar system: an interactive tour

Emma Guerrero


Emma is a space enthusiast and regularly gives talks.



Tuesday 7th May 

Adventures in tea chemistry

Iain Cloughley


Replacing the myth & mystique with science & technology: a look at how modern scientific methods and instrumentation can be used to improve yield, quality and the value has contributes to the of Central Africa and Malawi.  


Dr Iain Cloughley is a pharmaceutical chemist and has worked in R&D for many organisations around the world.



Tuesday 2nd July

Light based cancer treatments - skin, head, neck and beyond

Sam Whitehouse


Over the last decade compounds have been developed that can kill target cells by activating a drug using light. Sam will introduce some fundamentals and explore the opportunities for light-based treatments and their use in the medical field.


With a background in chemistry and molecular biology, Dr Sam Whitehouse works with innovative research-focused companies.



Tuesday 3rd September

Healthy ageing

Spencer Boyle


An interactive session looking at how activities and exercise can help across the life course.


Dr Spencer Boyle is a senior lecturer in sport at Northumberland University, has published many articles and is currently part of the Exercise is Medicine network.



Tuesday 5th November

An ocean of plastics: what is the problem, is there a solution?

Keith Buchanan


Keith has worked on biological expeditions & led wildlife watching groups around the world. He considers the growing evidence that plastics pose a huge threat to ocean wildlife and perhaps to humans.




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Tuesday 8th January

Energy Goes Local

David Rimmer

How energy and its supply is being decentralised, decarbonised and democratised, and how local groups are developing their own energy schemes as well as tackling energy efficiency and fuel poverty.  

Dr David Rimmer is a board member of Brampton & Beyond Energy Ltd.