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Thames Valley Branch



Based in Reading and organising events across the Thames Valley region, the Thames Valley Branch has a successful partnership with Cafe Scientifique. For more information about Cafe Scientifique in Reading, please click here. A programme is available online at www.reading.ac.uk/cafesci. If you would like to contact the Branch directly, please email scienceinreading@gmail.com 

Chairperson: Imogen Smith
Treasurer: Tom Sizmur
Secretary: Sam Tooley
Cafe Sci Co-ordinator: Naomi Osborne
RSW Co-ordinator: David Shorthouse

Branch members are always happy to welcome new volunteers and they are also currently looking for new passionate and active volunteers. For more information about the branch, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact the Engagement Officer (Regional), Sabah Adams.

In 2014, Reading Cafe Scienitifique will be kindly sponsored by Syngenta. Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000 employees in some 90 countries dedicated to their purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Their largest research centre is based in Bracknell, Berkshire and as a science based business they are proud to support Café Scientifique. Advances in science and technology are vital to address existing and future societal challenges. This forum creates the ideal opportunity for a wider audience to discuss new areas of science and encourages informed debate.”




As well as the popular Reading Café Scientifique series, the Thames Valley Branch also organises other events throughout the year. Each year the branch co-ordinates the programme for Reading Science Week which is part of National Science and Engineering Week.

Contact us if you would like to get involved in organising the events! The Thames Valley Branch is Currently looking for a new Reading Science Week Coordinator!



The Thames Valley branch also proudly sponsors the Basingstoke Café Scientifique. For further details, please visit their website  or contact Bob Clifford 01256 400678 or 07811 289586

If you would like to support the Thames Valley branch and help raise some vital funds at no extra cost for you when shopping online, please visit their easyfundraising page. It’s easy, it’s free, and you will even receive vouchers and special offers! You could also support your branch by joining one of Discover Adventure's sport fundraising challenges and/or our new recycling scheme privded by Recycling Appeal.