About The Cut Science Cafe
The Cut Science Café was started in 2014 by Dr Umi Hashim, with the inaugural ‘food for thought’ event. Our first speakers were Dr Richard Bowater and Professor Laura Bowater of UEA who still support the Cut Science Café, when their busy schedules permit.
The Cut Science Café continues to provide food for thought as well as delicious food and drink from our licensed café.
Our speakers are drawn from a wide range of scientific research areas and we are proud to have strong links with Norwich Research Park, particularly with UEA and the John Innes Centre [JIC], where Umi was a research scientist.
The sessions take place in the informal café area, open from 6:30pm; the talks commence at approximately 7pm. There is a refreshment interval of approximately 15 minutes at around 8pm followed by the Q & A section. The event closes at 9pm.
The overall aim of The Cut Science café is to encourage dialogue, discussion and interaction between non-scientists and scientists about the scientific research which is taking place and which may affect us all.
For further details of our current and upcoming programme, please click here
For examples of our past topics, please click here
Please contact Umi via firstname.lastname@example.org / tel: 0300 3033211 if you have any queries or are interested in becoming one of our speakers or volunteers.
The Cut Science Café Team of volunteers provide the welcoming atmosphere, for which it is renowned. In particular, Rachel Kellet who provides unfailing support, in addition to the wonderful photographic images of our events, beautiful floral creations and looks after our speakers so well. Immense thanks to Miles Berry of The Cut, who works tirelessly in setting up and managing the venue for the Cut Science café.
“The Cut Science Cafes are honestly amazing. As a science enthusiast, the chance to attend these talks is wonderful. They are always on a range of subjects, from crops to anaesthesia and are all incredibly informative.
It is amazing to hear about the functions of everyday life that are so often taken for granted by people and learn more about how these intricate systems function and how they impact us.
I am currently in High school and can say that these talks are not hard to understand. You can learn a huge amount by coming to the Cut and attending one of these talks. “
E.Birch aged 13 & 3/4s.
The Cut Science Café gratefully acknowledges Halesworth U3A for their continued support with the PA system and Screen use. Much gratitude to Mark Shreeve of Micropress, www.micropress.co.uk for our leaflets. We are also grateful to Rebecca Osborne for the graphic recordings made of our Cut Science Café events www.rebeccaosborne.co.uk