Café Scientifique Brampton

About Café Scientifique Brampton

Cafe Scientifique Brampton is 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.

Meetings take place simultaneously live at Brampton Community Centre and via Zoom on the last Thursday of the month, except December.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost just £4.00 per person (plus £0.15 ticket fee + £0.20p processing)

The next Café Sci takes place on 29th July at 7.30pm with Quaternary Geoscientist Abigail Burt. Abigail's talk is entitled ‘‘From Birds to Rocks and Back Again’.

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a small island off the coast of New Brunswick but using examples from further afield, the take home message is that by purposefully observing one part of the natural world (be it rocks, sediments, plants, wetlands, birds etc) you are actually observing a lot more.  Glacial sediments are Abigail’s principal area of scientific expertise but she is also an avid gardener and enthusiastic bird, butterfly, bee and sheep watcher.  

Biography:  Born in Cornwall to a mining family (Abigail’s dad managed mines in Cornwall and later in Manitoba, Canada, mum’s family were Welsh coal miners). Abigail studied physical geography and geology at far too many universities before becoming a provincial geo-scientist in Canada.  Her current role is to produce 3D models of the thick glacial sediments that are used for groundwater protection and land use planning.  She was lucky enough to travel to Antarctica to see glaciers in action, she loves exploring connections and is not afraid to hypothesize – or be proven wrong!

Abigail will present via Zoom live from her home in Ontario, Canada.

Contact Information

Event Organiser: Tim Coombe
Telephone: 016977 48833
Email: [email protected]


Event Information

Last Thursday of the month, except December

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start (ends approx. 9.30pm)

Cost: £4.00 (plus 0.35p booking fee)
or £5 on the door (U18s free)