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Café Scientifique and Café Humanities

Café Scientifique

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.


  • 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