Cafe Scientifique "is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings have taken place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context."
Cafes Geographique: " The geography café is a lecture and debate about geographical subjects in the relaxed atmosphere of a bar ; it is a unique place where geographers and the public meet and where the audience can enjoy geography, far from its unfair reputation as a boring science."
Conversation cafe: "Why Conversation Cafés? Because when you put strangers, caffeine and ideas in the same room, brilliant things can happen. For that very reason, the British Parliament banned coffeehouses in the 1700s as hotbeds of sedition. Might we brew up a similar social liveliness now? With democracy, critical thinking and "the ties that bind" all under siege, this may be the most radical cup of coffee you ever drink."
The Coffee House Challenge: "The Coffeehouse Challenge launched on 22 March 2004, exactly 250 years after the founder of the RSA, William Shipley, held its first meeting in a coffee house in Covent Garden. RSA Fellows helped organise more than 80 meetings in coffee houses across the UK , with over 2,500 people taking part in discussions about how to address the RSA manifesto challenges: encouraging enterprise, moving toward a zero-waste society, fostering resilient communities, developing a capable population and advancing global citizenship. The Coffeehouse Challenge groups produced inspiring ideas for projects to meet these manifesto challenges, rejuvenating the spirit of public debate in coffee houses across the country."