[Linux-aus] Science Cafe

Joshua Hesketh josh at nitrotech.org
Thu Jul 16 22:22:36 AEST 2015

Hello Russell,

The council is happy to help provide a mailing list



    Mailing list request from RUSSELL COKER regarding Science Cafe


        To be discussed next Council Meeting.


        MOTIONby Josh Hesketh Linux Australia approves Russell Coker’s
        Science Cafe Mailing List


        Seconded: Sae Ra Germaine

      o Passed unanimously

I'll ask the admin-team to kick this off and make you the list owner.


On 29/06/15 21:47, Russell Coker wrote:
> I would like to start a Melbourne version of the "Science Cafe" project.  That 
> involves arranging meetings of scientists and people who are interested in 
> science to chat informally at cafes etc.
> I need a mailing list.  I think that as it's a non-free project based around 
> science it's a good fit for the aims of Linux Australia and running another 
> mailing list is a very easy form of sponsorship.  So I'd like to use a mailing 
> list on the LA server.  A possible mailing list name would be science-cafe-
> melb.
> Also if things go well in this regard I'll eventually setup a Meetup group.  
> If that happens would LA be willing to sponsor the Meetup fees and have official 
> ownership of the Meetup account?  I don't want this to be something that I 
> personally do, I want it to be easily passed on to other people who have more 
> time and energy when appropriate.
> ======
> Here's the background:
> The Science Cafe idea has been implemented in different ways in various places.  
> The people who started it favored a very decentralised model so there isn't 
> even a clear definition of it apart from being generally involving people 
> talking about science, usually scientists talking to random people who want to 
> learn in a cafe or other similar public place.  I'm initially planning to talk 
> to my contacts in medical research but it would be good if other people can 
> find scientists willing to get involved.
> If anyone from Melbourne wants to get involved then let me know by private 
> mail and I'll put you in contact with the other people.  If anyone wants to do 
> something in another region then I guess this list could be used to start the 
> discussion.
> http://www.inspiring-australia.com.au/category/cafe-scientifique/
> The above URL has information on what they are doing in QLD.  Small amounts of 
> money are available to help people who want to run similar events.
> http://www.scitech.org.au/events/all/1740-science-cafe
> The above URL has information about an event in Perth for year 9-11 kids.
> I didn't put much effort into finding out what's going on in other states, the 
> fact that nothing is happening in Melbourne is all that's really of interest 
> to me.

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