Supercharge your Social Life Home of Basingstoke Science & Climate Cafe Part of the UK Cafe Scientifique network (www.cafescientifique.org)
Basingstoke IVC is a friendly social club for working age professionals and those with similar interests. We are not a dating group, but a group of like-minded people who want to meet new people, try new things and stretch our horizons. We are a self-run ‘not for profit’ club which is co-ordinated by our elected group organisers.
All of our events are organised by our members which makes for an interesting mix of diverse activities from countryside walks to city breaks, from comedy nights to theatre visits, from afternoons spent supping a glass of vino or a hoppy ale to kayaking.
We aim to arrange regular ‘Club Meetups’ which our members host in pubs and bars in and around Basingstoke. These are a relaxed evening out where we can meet to chat with old friends and get to make new ones.
Club Meetups are public events that are open to anyone interested in finding out more about our club and our range of activities.
Basingstoke Science and Climate Cafe Science, Technology & Climate Change for the price of a coffee
We host a regular Basingstoke Science and Climate Cafe at the Red Lion HotelBar in London Street. These science and climate change public talks include a mix of live speakers plus online web talks using TED.com, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society and many other sources. The live speakers are senior experts invited from local companies and academic centres and are specialists in the subjects under discussion.
The Basingstoke Science and Climate Cafe evenings are public events. They are open to everyone interested in learning more about science, the climate and new ideas in technology for the price of a coffee.
"Friends Membership" is free and gives you unlimited access to all our Club Meetups and a donation will be requested at the Basingstoke Science and Climate Cafe evenings. You will not have any member voting rights in the club or be insured to organise or host any events for the club calendar. You will also not have access to any other private member or national events unless you have received an appropriate invitation and have paid the required guest fee.
"Full Membership" is only £6 per quarter paid by direct debit through GoCardless. This membership fee includes your contribution towards the cost of event subsidies, our web sites, administration and our Science and Climate Cafe speakers travel expenses etc. As a full member you will have full voting rights and the chance to participate in the organisation of the club. Full membership also provides you with the the security of organiser liability insurance cover for any events you may organise and gives you full access to the events and holidays from other members and IVC groups.
The Origins of IVC
IVC stands for Inter-Varsity Club which began in London in 1946/47 as a way of enhancing the social life of students during the long Summer vacation. The events organised by IVC at that time included large Dinner Dances at the Chelsea Town Hall (pictured).
Today there is a network of over 30 IVC groups spread across the UK and our group is a member of the national Association of IVCs (AIVC).
CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE SCIENCE & TECH TALKS & DEBATE
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Your chance to join Bob and other members at a fascinating talk about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change policies. See the Basingstoke Cafe Sci diary for more details (www.cafesci-basingstoke.or.uk).
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