Our community cafe programme represents one of the biggest initiatives of its type in the UK. With several topics and speakers featuring each month, there is sure to be something to interest everyone. What's more, most events are free (though some require booking). All are pitched at a very accessible level and give ample time for audience questions and discussion. The current series can be viewed below. Check out the full events calendar to find out what's on offer at the University of Aberdeen.
'Coffee and a Slice of Science'.
Cafe Scientifique Aberdeen City series invites leading experts to share the latest in scientific research with the public in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where questions and discussions are encouraged.
Cafe Scientifique takes place at Waterstones Union Bridge, usually on the middle Wednesday of each month at 7pm and is free to attend.
'A new season of informal discussions bringing together the public with leading figures in medicine and biosciences'.
Cafe Med Aberdeen City takes place on Mondays once a month, in the Suttie Centre Cafe, Foresterhill Health Campus from 6pm and are free to attend.
PechaKucha Nights are evenings of inspired thoughts captured in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Presenters have the opportunity to show 20 images for 20 seconds each. Expect to hear from a number of speakers on a diverse number of topics on any one night.
PechaKucha takes place in the Belmont Filmhouse on 16 March, 18 April and 23 May.
'Coffee and a Slice of Science'... in Inverness.
Cafe Scientifique Inverness series invites leading experts to share the latest in scientific research with the public in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where questions and discussions are encouraged.
Cafe Scientifique takes place at Waterstones Eastgate Shopping Centre, each month at 7pm and is free to attend.
Discover, discuss and question the big ideas in contemporary philosophy in a relaxed, informal environment.
Cafes take place at 7pm on dates in June. Free to attend. Booking required for the final event.
'Exploring topical issues that affect us all.'
Cafe Controversial explores the factors behind topical issues. This year's programme complements the Mission Possible exhibition being hosted by the University of Aberdeen and Satrosphere until April.
Events begin at 7pm in Satrosphere Science Centre and are free to attend.
'New faces, fresh ideas in Medicine, Nutrition and Health'
Inspirational Inaugurals presents fascinating lectures by some of the latest research leaders in life sciences and medicine to have joined the University of Aberdeen.
Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 6pm at the Foresterhill Health Campus on dates in February and March. All are free to attend.