Leeds Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, people can discuss science that is changing their lives

Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    8:00 pmSeven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Dr Jon Mound (Leeds University)

    The strong, global, and ever-changing magnetic field is one of the fundamental characteristic features of the Earth. In contrast, neither Venus nor Mars currently has a global magnetic field despite being otherwise relatively similar terrestrial planets. This talk will cover topics such as how the Earth’s magnetic field is generated deep within its core, possible reasons why Venus and Mars don’t have a magnetic field, and how the lack or presence of a magnetic field matters for the long-term habitability of a planet.

    Jon Mound is associate professor of geophysics in the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds University. He researches the Deep Earth, including the dynamics of the core-mantle system.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
    8:00 pmSeven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Who is your all-time favourite scientist?

    Tell us why (in 5 minutes)

    Our meeting on the evening of 19th March 2019 will be the annual Science SLAM, part of the Leeds Festival of Science. This is your chance to take part.

    Dead or alive, man or woman, famous or unknown, which scientist most deserves the audience's appreciation?

    You will have 5 minutes to tell us what's so great about your choice.

    If you would like to take part in the Science SLAM on 19th March, please email dominic.rayner@yahoo.co.uk