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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: Science Café Stellenbosch is back with both in-person and hybrid events.