Café Scientifique

Talk science with some of UVic's finest researchers

University research has a funny habit of being hard to reach if you don't work at a university, yet research itself in its many forms is one of those great universal passions that appeals to and connects us all.

Our Café Scientifique series bridges the research-to-public gap with casual community lectures inspired by the early coffeehouses of 18th century France. Sponsored and hosted by UVic's Faculty of Science, these free evening cafés provide an opportunity to learn about exciting new discoveries in modern science and meet experts in the field. Each event begins with a 45 minute talk followed by a moderated question and answer session. 

How to join

Café Scientifique runs on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month from September to March (with the exception of December) at Hermann's Jazz Club at 753 View Street in Victoria, BC. Registration for each talk opens a few weeks prior to the event date. 

See upcoming talks

You can also catch the livestreams on Hermann's Jazz Club's YouTube channel—no registration required.

Join our email list for updates by emailing Susan Gnucci at 

Past talks

Recordings of past talks are available on the UVic Café Sci YouTube channel