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

North and South

North and South

Emails arrived from two potential cafe organisers on the same day recently. One was from Christchurch, in New Zealand and the other from Oulu, in Finland. So what? By an odd coincidence, they will be the most southerly and most northerly cafes in the world! 

New UK Cafes

Several new cafes have started in the UK in 2012. There was quite a flurry in February, with cafes starting in Henley, Shrewsbury, Sidmouth and Ipswich and news of one in Derry-Londonderry that's actually been going for a while. Later this month (April) a new cafe will start in London, at Exmouth Market.

The Edge Annual Question

The Edge Annual Question 2012 - what is your favourite deep, elegant or beautiful explanation?

192 answers from great, good and just plain interesting people at

Science Communication in Florence

Greetings Earthlings, we come in peace!

In April, Florence will host an international conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology. One of the fringe events will be a workshop on Florence and Science Communication. For more information, see