Science Café – Winter 2023 Programme
26th January 2023
Doors and café open at 6pm, with the talks beginning at 7pm in the main theatre. The first session comprises an introduction and the main talk, this is followed by a refreshment break during which any questions you have for the speakers can be submitted. The Q&A session runs from 8 to 9pm (all timings approximate).
We’ve been running the Cut Science Cafe’s as hybrid events and you can find some of them on our YouTube channel here
This will be my final season of The Cut Science Café, which started informally in 2012, by 2014 it was sufficiently well established to be in the printed programme, by 2016 we had sold out audience numbers and had to take over the Theatre as well as the café. In March 2022 our 10th anniversary, we exceeded capacity of both areas and sold many recordings of the event. I appreciate your support and thank our many speakers and my team of volunteers, all of whom, myself included, are unpaid for our work for the Cut. Thank you all, Dr Umi Hashim.
6-9 pm £6.00 Doors open from 6pm and the talks start at 7pm, after a refreshment break, during which written questions can be submitted, The Q & A session runs from 815 to 9pm. All timings are approximate. To book tickets please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/thecut or phone the Box Office on 0300 303 3211.
THURSDAY 26 JANUARY SUSTAINABLE AVIATION:
Professor Chris Atkin of UEA will take us through the Jekyll & Hyde story of air transport. Unfortunately its many benefits may have been at the expense of despoiling the
atmosphere. Chris will explain how engineers strive to balance societal demands with planetary preservation. Book this flight into our future now HERE.
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY: VISION, ILLUSION & CONFUSION
Professor Paul Hibbard of Essex University will explain how our eyes and Brains create our perception of living in a three-dimensional world, usually accurately but occasionally illusory. Comparing Artificial intelligence [AI] with our own visual system, particularly of illusions can give us valuable insight (!) into both AI and our own perceptions. Must be seen to be believed! Bookings are now open HERE.
THURSDAY 30 MARCH: MIRACULOUS FISH MIGRATION
From a tiny pool in Suffolk to the wide Sargasso Sea and back, Biodiversity Research Scientist, Ben Norrington of the Environmental Agency will take us on a breath-taking tour of our local migrating species, particularly of Eel and Sea Trout. Please join us to celebrate our fish fin-ale in style! Bookings are now open HERE.