05 October 2012
Cafe Scientifique will once again reveal the wonders of science
The latest season of Cafe Scientifique talks will allow members of the public to hear from leading scientists from the University of Essex and offer a forum for discussing current issues.
The first of the monthly talks will be held on Wednesday 10 October with Dr Max Roberts from the Department of Psychology at Essex revealing the secrets of map design.
Dr Roberts has spent ten years researching how schematic maps help us understand our world and why they sometimes fail to do so. His talk ‘Underground maps unravelled. Explorations in information design.’ will cover the challenges facing map designers and discuss Harry Beck’s influential map of London Underground.
Cafe Scientifique aims to bring people together to talk about science and technology. There are now around 40 cafes across the UK with the Colchester Cafe Scientifique sponsored by the University of Essex and speakers giving their time free of charge.
Next month’s talk on Wednesday 14 November will be given by Professor Chris Cooper, Director of the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Essex. He will be discussing doping in sport and his new book Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat. Other talks will be confirmed shortly.
All Cafe Scientifique talks are held at Love Bistro in The Minories in Colchester High Street at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm.
Visitors should use the garden entrance, opposite firstsite.
For further information call Ray White on 01621 891598 or view www.cafescientifique.org
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