About

Last few years, Cardiff Science Cafe was run under the auspices of British Science Association. As British Science Association is parting its way from the branches, the Science Cafe, Cardiff Team are steping into a bold and bright future of operating independently. Join us in the next leg of the journey.

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.

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 was 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.

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!