Every winter, we run our Cromar Science Cafe, on 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. 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.
- 17th. Sept. 2018 : Launch of “Everything Electronic”, MacRobert Hall
- 8th Oct. 2018 : Head in the Clouds, equates to Weather Wise, MacRobert Hall
- 29th. Oct. : The Effects of retirement on health and health behaviour, Angie’s Cafe
- 19th Nov. 2018 : Clinical Trials: The Gold Standard? Angie’s Cafe
- 3rd. December : Kepler’s Planetary Orbits, Angie’s Cafe
- 14th. January, 2019 : Geohazards; MacRobert Hall
- 18th. February 2019: High blood pressure: why is it a big deal? Angie’s Cafe
- 3rd. June, 2019 : Special event co-hosted with Aboyne Medical Practice : Cancer : The local paradox.TBA
These 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 Cafe Sci set up to bring talks out to a rural population.
The talks help fund our activities with local youngsters and we charge a £4 entry fee to talks for adults, but those in full time education get in free. They are based in Tarland, either at the hall or at Angie’s Cafe opposite to the hall. Details are on each programme. Angie’s Cafe will be available before the talk for purchasing cakes and coffee/tea in either the hall or their own premises.
Keep an eye for changes to this programme, there will be events during the Mad March Science Festival and we will find room for additional speakers as available.