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Science Café Stellenbosch

​​​​Science Café Stellenbosch is an initiative of the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University to promote the public discussion of science.

The aim of a Science Café is to bridge the gap between science and the general public by entering into a conversation in a non-academic environment, like a restaurant or café. There are already hundreds of Science Cafés all over the world.

Prof Louise Warnich, dean of the Faculty of Science at SU, says a Science Café is the ideal opportunity to involve the public in conversations about science: "Scientists have a responsibility to communicate the findings of their research, but we have an even greater responsibility to engage with the general public, and that in a language that everyone can understand."

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The next Science Cafés at Woordfees 2022

Topic: Hallucinogens for the treatment of mental health

Speakers: Dr Heinz Mödler and Louis Awerbuck

Date: 11 October 2022

Time: 18:30-19:30

Venue: SU Museum Quad

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Topic: Fantastic microbes and where to find them

Speaker: Prof Karin Jacobs

Date: 12 October 2022

Time: 18:30-19:30

Venue: SUMuseum Quad
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Topic: James Webb Space Telescope: what do we see and what does it mean?

Speaker: Dr Anslyn John

Date: 13 October 2022

Time: 18:30-19:30

Venue: SUMuseum Quad
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 Below: Well-known nature lover Dave Pepler in conversation with scientists Lester Davids, Jannie Hofmeyr and Gideon Wolfaardt about the evolution of skin colour, the wonder of the human cell, and your own personal microbiome at a previous Woordfees.