On January 25th, Prof Frangi presented a short talk and question and answer session, as part of the Café Scientifique presentation series. The presentation took place in Chesterfield at Coffee Street. Café Scientifique is an organisation that aims to bring science to the wider community in a setting that is open environment. Alex provided a talk that explored how changing healthcare technologies will impact on future of how medical care will be delivered. Kaye Twomlow one of the organisers of the event said,
"Prof Frangi gave a wonderful talk to the Café Scientifique in Chesterfield telling us about the advances in healthcare technologies. He opened our minds to the possibilities of changes to healthcare that might happen in our lifetimes and an insight into the decisions that need to be made to bring these changes to fruition. His warmth and openness made people feel comfortable to ask questions in this informal forum."
The audience that attended was very broad and consisted of people who worked in professions that were not linked to healthcare and ranged in age from juniors to seniors. The audience was fully involved in the discussion and asked some in depth question into the science and medical topics included in the presentation. Prof Frangi had this to say on the event,
“I found the interaction with people from Chesterfield and around very stimulating. Our University arms highlights that our mission is to learn and teach; the foundational rationale for our University was that the University of Sheffield was for the people. The Cafe Scientifique and the STEM Network realise these aspirations in profound ways as they bring academics and the University to the heart of towns and schools thus making our daily efforts to contribute to society approachable and understandable to laypeople. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to more!”
The event was a success and we are hoping that this will lead to us being regularly involved with the café scientific as we think it’s an excellent initiative that helps to bring the cutting edge research that is being undertaken in university across the country.
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