Cardiff Science Café grew from the Café Scientifique  initiative – a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

The first Cafes Scientifiques in the UK were held in Leeds in 1998. From there, cafes gradually spread across the country. Currently, some forty or so cafes meet regularly to hear scientists or writers on science talk about their work and discuss it with diverse audiences.

Cardiff Science Café started in September 2004 as the first café in a Wales rollout funded by Copus, an organisation designed to support and encourage ways of making science accessible to public audiences in the UK. The café is now led by a group of volunteers from various organisations and is supported by Cardiff University and the British Science Association.

Cafés take place in Porters Cardiff at the start of the month. For dates check our upcoming events page, for directions check out the map below!