Welcome to Headingley Café Scientifique!

Cafe Scientifique

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place around the world in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context.

For general enquiries, email Cafe Sci.

We have postponed the start of live Cafes following the recent increase in Covid-19 cases.  In the interests of safety we will continue online until things improve. We are sorry for any inconvenience but hope to see you again in person soon!

About Us

Headingley Café Scientifique holds regular monthly meetings to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific.

The events are very popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date. They are often taken from a wider global discussion.

You can also get a drink at the bar at the interval or after the meeting.

All are welcome. The Café is held at The New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road.

For information on topics please check the Meetings pages for updates or for more information join our email list from the Contact section.

Entry to each event is usually £3


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Email us at: hdtcafesci@gmail.com


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Venue Details

New Headingley Club,
56 St Michael’s Road,
Leeds LS6 3BG

Tel: 0113 2757712 (for info on venue)

Future Events

Monday 9th May 2022

Recreating a Micro-woman on a Chip
By Virginia Pensabene

More details

Monday 13th June 2022

“Fitness for the ark: Are zoo bred amphibians ready to be wild?”
By Luiza Figueiredo Passos

Monday 11th July 2022

“The Maths of Shape: Making Homer Simpson Dance”
By Kevin Houston

As usual, there will be no Meeting in August

Monday 12th September 2022


Monday 10th October 2022

“Terahertz waves: the key to alien worlds, black holes and our own climate concerns”
By Alexander Valavanis

Monday 14th November 2022

Sustainable Transport Policies”
By Greg Marsden

Monday 12th December 2022

Single-cell Surgery”
By Paolo Actis