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
Thursday 30th September with Professor Sarah Bridle presenting via Zoom.
Sarah’s talk is entitled ‘Change your diet: the easiest way to help reduce your climate impact’.
Synopsis: Sarah has been studying dark matter and dark energy for the last 20 years, but when her kids started school she started to think about our own planet in the next 20 years and beyond. She learned about climate change properly for the first time, how it threatens worldwide food production, and how food causes about a quarter of all global warming. She wanted to know how much each of her food choices was contributing, and why. She delved into the academic research literature, and summarized the results in simple charts. The charts make it easy for the non-specialist to see the impacts of different meal options, and show that some easy food switches can reduce food greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent. Most of us make many food choices every day, and by changing these we can significantly reduce climate change caused by food, and free up land that can be used to help reduce climate change overall.
Professor Sarah Bridle - Professor Sarah Bridle is a transdisciplinary researcher driven by the need to tackle climate change, focusing on a quantitative approach to helping transform food systems to steward change to new kinds of futures. Sarah’s current research focuses on synthesising, exploring and effectively communicating environmental and nutrition impacts of different dietary options, with the aim of driving changes in food production methods and portfolios to be healthy for people and planet.
Sarah founded the Take a Bite out of Climate Change project (see https://www.takeabitecc.org/) including leading a stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019. Sarah has unique expertise in managing large scale data, bringing a background including a degree in Natural Sciences, a PhD in astrophysics (University of Cambridge, 2000); and statistical cosmology research in France, Cambridge, London (Lecturer/Reader 2004-2012) and Manchester (Professor from 2013).
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)