Current The Cut Science Café

Current The Cut Science Café Current The Cut Science Café Current The Cut Science Café Current The Cut Science Café Current The Cut Science Café

7pm–9pm, £4. The Cut Science Café provides an informal, friendly environment in which to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology, whilst enjoying a drink and delicious food from our licensed café, which will be open from 6.30pm.

Talks start at 7pm, the evening ends at 9pm. The sessions comprise an informal introduction; the talks and then a refreshment break, followed by the Q&A section. The dates for September, October and November 2018 are as noted below, together with a brief description of the topics. For more details check or email us at

You, The Scientist and the Farmer
The Cut Science Café programme for Autumn 2018 had a wonderful start on 27 September.
We met Dr Rachel Wells of the John Innes Centre [JIC] and her fantastic team, Jessica, Lucy and Mikhaela and learnt a great deal about the Brassica world. Dr Laura Dixon was our super chairperson for the evening, coordinating the questions such that we got to hear from all members of the team. Lucy specialised in Bee interactions, Jessica on insect pests and Mikhaela on the cancer fighting properties of broccoli.  
Dr Rachel Wells provided a wide reaching and fascinating overview of the incredible breadth of research taking place within the Brassica family as well as giving us a detailed view of just how long it takes to get research out of the lab and onto our plates in this case. There was great audience participation with many searching questions and knowledgeable debate particularly on environmental issues such as agrochemical use.

Science in Art TUESDAY 30 October
Please note that due to the Halesworth Arts Festival Science Café will be on a Tuesday for October, a pre-Halloween special event, which will include live scientific demonstration!
We will welcome back Dr Jan Athis as our chairperson and Mr Paul Osborne as our speaker.  We will change the format for this event. After the welcome and introduction by Jan, Paul will speak about the first aspect of his talk and then take questions on it.
After the break Paul will discuss the second aspect of his presentation and then we will close with questions on that.
Paul will cover both   Physics and Chemistry in the creation of Art and use examples from the world of colourful world of ceramics and glazes, of which he has a deep understanding and considerable practical experience. Paul will also explore the light and dark aspects of specialised photographic techniques. Paul intends to bring examples for display and as mentioned above conduct a live experiment. Don’t miss out- Book now!

A Green Revolution THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER
By popular request we are delighted to have cutting edge, world leading research information on cereal development, particularly wheat. What are the problems of sustainability and food security? Are there any viable solutions? There were quite a few questions asked about wheat at the JIC Jubilee session this January, so please bring them with you! Book now!