The speaker for the May 2014 meeting of Cafe Scientifique in Winchester will be Roger Martin of Population Matters. The subject for this month is "Population and the Environment"... "It's no use reducing your footprint if you keep increasing the number of feet".
“It is self-evident that every additional person increases our impact on the environment, and reduces everyone else’s ‘share’ of natural resources. Yet a mad taboo still prevents most people saying so; so little is done about it; so the population surge continues; and all our big problems become harder to solve. What can we do about it?” @PopnMatters
The Winchester Cafe Sci has relocated tonight to the Winchester Science Centre Cafe because the Winchester Discovery Centre is shut for the Bank Holiday. The Science Centre Cafe will be open from 7.15pm before the talk which starts at 7:45pm, so you can get yourself a drink and have a chat with other participants. The discussions will aim to finish around 9:15pm.
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 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.