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 about Cafe Scientifique, email Cafe Sci

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 £4


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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 11th March 2024

Can Natural Flood Management Deliver what it Promises?
By Megan Klaar

Outline: Natural Flood Management (NFM) is the use of natural features and processes to slow and store flood water to reduce flood peaks to downstream areas. 

Speaker: Megan Klaar is an Associate Professor at the School of Geography. 

Monday 15th April 2024

Moments in time: Applying Novel Exercise and Dietry Approaches to Decelerate Cardiovascular Aging
By Yasina Somani

Outline: Yasina Somani will speak on her research which is centred on investigating exercise and dietary strategies for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and includes exploring the effects of ‘exercise preconditioning’.

Speaker: Dr Yasina Somani joined the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in June 2023.

Monday 20th May 2024

How Cute Cats and Stranger Things may bring down Civilisation – a Quantum Mechanical Saga
By Oscar Cespedes