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Basingstoke: Be Bio-inspired: learning lessons from the world around us

The speaker for the June meeting at The Tea Bar will be Rob Whitehouse who is a client manager at Roke Manor Research Ltd, a world-class electronics engineering company that provides contract research, product development and manufacturing for a wide range of UK and international customers.

He will be talking about how  Scientists and engineers are turning to biological systems for solutions to complex problems. This talk will look at some of the areas where naturally occurring form, reasoning and behavior are being adopted and where bio-inspired technologies offer promise for the future.

The Tea Bar will be open for at least half an hour before the talk which starts at 7.30pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9.00pm, though everyone will be welcome to stay around and have a chat with the speaker afterwards ... and indulge in more of the Tea Bar's delicious cakes.

The format of the evening is usually a talk of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by a short break so the audience can refill their glasses, before questions and discussions about the talk. Entry is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage you to buy a tea, coffee or drink (and cakes) at the bar to show your support for The Tea Bar who sponsor the meeting by providing the venue.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

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  • Lucyna Sloane W.

    A gentle yet interesting introduction that left me with mixed feelings...great technology..questionable motives.

    June 25, 2013

  • Marina de J.

    Great speaker though I would have liked something more in depth.

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Steven P.

      I agree: needed more depth. Interesting though.

      June 24, 2013

  • Marina de J.

    Great speaker though I would have liked something more in depth.

    June 24, 2013

  • ken s.

    Blast. I've been sent out of the country on business next week :-(. Apologies for absence, Ken

    June 21, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Active Hampshire

    Science Section, Active Hampshire Social

  • British Science Association

    Funds the speakers travel expenses (

  • The Tea Bar

    Venue for Cafe Sci talks & social events. 9-13 London St, Basingstoke

  • ActivityForum Ltd

    Use of web site and community building tool Agoria (

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