• Tue
    Seven Arts (31A Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD)
    Guest speakers including Professor Tom Shakespeare

    Did you know that Leeds Cafe Scientifique was the first Cafe Scientifique? Now found all over the country, and all over the world, Cafe Sci was founded in Leeds 20 years ago by Duncan Dallas.

    It all begain in a small Chapel Allerton wine bar, now part of a larger Thai restaurant. Several venues later, and more than 200 speakers later, it is time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first meeting.

    Leeds Cafe Scientifique will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday 9th October to celebrate its 20th birthday. The meeting will look back to the early history of Cafe Sci, and will look forward to the continuing development of science communication.

    As well as the usual eminent speakers and erudite discussion, there will be a party vibe - snacks, cake, music, drinks, surprises, etc.

    Guest speakers will include Professor Tom Shakespeare of the University of East Anglia, who has been involved in Cafe Scientifique nationally since the early days. He is a regular broadcaster on the BBC and a writer on science communication. This is a recent article he wrote for the Guardian: