Every winter, we run our Cromar Science Cafe, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, but on other dates to suit speakers. Speakers mainly come from the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities, and we work closely with the academic outreach centre, PERU. Local volunteers make delicious coffee and tea, which is included in the entrance fee.
Our talks are open to anyone who would like to attend and the speakers aim to make them accessible to all, whether or not you have any background in science.
We follow the relaxed Café Sci format : Introduction, talk (up to 45 mins), Q&A session. If you have been to an urban “drop-in” Café Sci format before, the main difference is that our talks are longer and we allow speakers to use visual aids. We are proud to be one of the few cafes set up to bring talks out to our rural population.
The talks help fund our activities with the local schools and we charge a £4 entry fee to talks for adults, but those in full time education get in free.
This winter’s talks programme is : (click on the link for full details)
- Wednesday 20th Sept. 2017 : Natasha Walker : Developing better guidance for pregnant women
- Thursday 19th October 2017 : Dr. Linzi Lumsden & Dr Ewan Paterson : Adventures in remote and rural general practice
- Wednesday 15 November 2017 : Dr John S McKenzie : Fit did yi hae fur your supper – Understanding Eating Patterns in Scotland
- Monday 18 December 2017 : Glenn Roberts : Changes to local wildlife – tales of rise and decline
- Wednesday 17 January, 2018 : Peter Craig : The Howe of Cromar – A geological enigma
- Wednesday 21 February, 2018 : Dr. Michael Crabb : Making computer games available to all
In addition to these talks, there will be a series of talks in our March Science Festival, details will be announced with the Festival.