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Café Scientifique and Café Humanities

Each month we organise a facilitated discussion in the downstairs lounge bar at the Horse and Trap. After a short presentation by an expert in their field, the floor is open for questions and debate over a meal or drink.

Topics range from science, politics, economics, psychology and sustainability, to New Zealand's space programme, and depending on the topic it will be called either Café Scientifique or Café Humanities.

The format allows for discussion from the audience which only enhances the evening with personal anecdotes which often brings colourful discussion to the topic on the night.

Overview

  • Information about and directions to the Horse and Trap
  • We suggest you aim to arrive at the Horse and Trap at 6pm, so that you can find a seat and order your meal or drink
  • The presentation starts at 6.30pm, with open discussion from around 7.10pm
  • The formal part of the evening is over by 8pm
  • Why online dating doesn’t work

    Past Event
    WED 27 JULY 2016, DISCUSSION STARTS 6.30PM
    HORSE AND TRAP, 3 ENFIELD ST, MT EDEN

    There is much evidence that being in a good relationship can be beneficial to our health, happiness and general well-being. However, should we resort to online dating in the pursuit of a happy relationship? Hear Dr Martin Graff discuss the psychological research which seems to suggest that online dating may not be the easy answer.

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  • An Incomplete Picture: Interpreting the Past in the Future

    Past Event
    WED 28 SEP 2016, DISCUSSION STARTS 6.30PM
    HORSE AND TRAP, 3 ENFIELD ST, MT EDEN

    New Zealand has a dynamic coastline and the sea is constantly eating away the land, carrying with it anything in its path. Are we considering the effect of rising sea levels on heritage sites, and the associated loss of information, which will affect our ability to interpret the past? Hear Auckland Museum Archaeology Curator Louise Furey discuss these questions in our upcoming Cafe Scientifique.

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  • Past events

    Explore the topics and personalities from previous Cafés Scientifique and Humanities.

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