General Cafe Sci news. See individual cafe pages for more details of their activities.

World Science Festival

The World Science Festival takes place annually in New York City; this year running from 27 - 31 May. This year's festival features more than fifty events, from mainstage programs and intimate salons where the world's top scientists discuss big ideas, a special series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.


Each year, the World Science Festival streams a number of its programs to thousands of viewers around the world, engaging audiences in cutting-edge science and remarkable discoveries. WSF Live invites cafe organisers to host a free live screening of one of their events, supplementing your screening with local speakers.


Screening the WSF programme is completely free, and WSF will suport organisers.The only technical requirements are a computer, a screen, a projector, and speakers.


The full line-up of WSF Live programs will be announced at the end of April. If you’re interested in hosting a WSF Live event e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Speakezee is a new platform for finding academic speakers. It's currently in its first phase but already allows you to filter speakers by subject and location, so could be a useful tool for organisers looking for new speakers for their cafes.

Great British Bioscience Festival

The Great British Bioscience Festival (14 - 16 November 2014) is the culmination of a yearlong programme of activities marking BBSRC's 20th anniversary – bringing together exciting exhibits from world-leading bioscience research groups.

As part of the Festival, the BBSRC will hold a Science Cafe, hosted by the UK's Global Food Security Champion, Tim Benton.


Grab a coffee, talk about astrophysics

Science cafes: grab a coffee, talk about astrophysics

Short article about science cafes on the Share America website. 

Cafe Sci East Africa

Cafe Sci East Africa

I'm really pleased to announce that I have been awarded a Wellcome Trust International Engagement Grant for Cafe Scientifique. This grant will support the current Uganda Cafe Sci organiser, Betty Kituyi, to develop new cafes in northern Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. 

I'm sure all cafe organisers will want to wish Betty every success as she expands the network into new areas and new countries. I will post news of how the project develops on the Uganda page of this site.

Ann G.