Discovery Cafe is a series of public lectures given by experts in their fields to the community of Blackburn Hamlet, hosted by BHCC. It runs from September to November, January to April on the last Friday of each month, 7:30pm-9pm. Each evening consists of a 45 minute talk followed by a Q & A period. Desserts and coffee/tea are provided. There is no charge although small donations are always appreciated. 

Our guest speaker on January 31 is Dr. Owen Rowland, a professor of biology & biochemistry and currently Chair of the Department of Biology at Carleton University. He will be speaking about the power and implications of CRISPR gene editing technology.

Discovery Cafe poster, 31Jan20


You can find the program for the entire 2019-2020 season here: Discovery Cafe program (website), 2019-2020


For more information contact Dr. John ApSimon, program coordinator ( or Karen Bergenstein, publicity (