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MakerSpace: Open Evening and Social at Wetherspoons
Science and Tech enthusiasts in Basingstoke Cafe Sci who like their technology a bit more practical are invited to try out something new at the Basingstoke Makerspace Open Evening from 7.00pm. For more details about Basingstoke MakerSpace, see their web site below: You will find Basingstoke Makerspace in their new premises at Maritime House. This is the old Royal Naval Association club building which they have recently taken over. Look for the flat roofed building on New Road behind the Top of Town area just past the Council Offices. What they will be doing ... Weekly open evening is when you can come along and chat about your projects and what you would like to achieve. What to bring ... Bring your ideas and projects to work on. Important to know ... If you park here you need to display a permit. Park if there is space and ask for a permit to display. If you are a paying member you can keep the permit. SOCIAL AT MAIDENHEAD INN, WINCHESTER STREET Afterwards we join up with the Basingstoke Friends in the Maidenhead Wetherspoons pub from around 9.00pm for a drink and a chat. We are normally somewhere near the front of the pub ... look for the Basingstoke Friends table sign. Kevin Roche is your host for the evening. He will be able to answer any questions you have on how to become a member of the Makerspace.

Basingstoke Makerspace

Maritime House, 65 New Road · Basingstoke

What we're about

Basingstoke 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.

The Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique is the public and FREE Science Interest Group of the Basingstoke Friends Social Club ( The meetings and talks are all public events (though some external events such as theatre trips require advance payment and/or booking) which are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the latest ideas in Science and Technology.

You can find out more about the Basingstoke Friends Social Club (aka Active Hampshire) at our web site:

And in our meetup group:

You can join this Cafe Sci Meetup group free of charge to receive email notifications of our talks and any science and technology talks, debates and lectures that we hear about in the local area.

We run our own talk and discussion meetings with an invited speaker on the last working Monday of every month (except in December). These are held from 7.30pm at the Tea Bar, 9-13 London Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NT in the Top of Town area of Basingstoke.

You are welcome to arrive at the monthly meeting venue any time from 6.45pm onwards for drinks and cakes etc. The main talk starts at 7.30pm and usually lasts around 30 to 40 minutes. There is then a short break after the talk for you to get more drinks and cakes etc before we go into the main discussion session. We generally aim to finish at around 9.00pm with some time afterwards until 10.00pm for you to chat to the speakers and other members.

We aim to provide members with information about a wide range of events that may be of interest. We include on the web site details of Cafe Scientifique meetings in Reading, Winchester and Southampton plus those of our local Skeptics in the Pub rational debating groups in Reading and Winchester.

For any queries about Cafe Scientifique in Basingstoke, contact the organizer Bob Clifford at the email address below:

We also have the following web site where you can find more information about how Cafe Scientifique is organised plus links to various science resources. The web site also contains details of the events from the Cafe Scientifique calendar.

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