café scientifique

Next meeting:
Monday 14th May 2018
Science, Cartooning and Art
By Darryl Cunningham

Darryl Cunningham is an internationally published cartoonist and writer. His books include Psychiatric Tales (a book based on his experience working on a psychiatric ward, which cuts through the myths and stigma surrounding psychiatric illnesses, this book explains schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, and much more), Science Tales (cartoon essays on controversial science subjects that include: the Andrew Wakefield/MMR/vaccination scandal, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution, climate change, and gas fracking.), and Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy (an explanation of the 2008 financial crisis).

His latest book, Graphic Science is a series of cartoon essays on overlooked, sidelined, excluded, or discredited men and women who have been or are key figures in scientific discovery. Subjects include Nikola Tesla, Fred Hoyle, and Mary Anning.

In his talk he’ll be discussing his various books and showing how he’s used his cartooning work to promote science and critical thinking.



Darryl Cunningham went to Leeds College of Art. In 2015 Cunningham was involved with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Art Of Saving a Life project, as one of 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, and musicians to impress urgency on the global community to reach all children with the life-saving vaccines they need. Blog:



About Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where people can meet to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific. The events are extremely 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.

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

For information on topics please check back here for updates or for more information see the e-newsletter or the HDT newsletter.

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Details of previous talks are listed here

Coming soon:

Monday 14th May
“Science, Cartooning and Art”
By Darryl Cunningham
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Monday 11th June
“Health Research with Children in Leeds: Protecting Our Future””
By Adam Glaser and Julie Evans
More Details

Monday 9th July

August – No Meeting

Monday 10th September
“Time is Brain – New Treatments for MS”
By Helen Ford

Monday 8th October
(In conjunction with Headingley Festival of Ideas)

Monday 12th November
Leeds Flood Scheme
By Simon Jepps

Monday 10th December


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additional info

7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Headingley Club
56 St Michael’s Road
Tel: 0113 2757712 (for info. on venue)

Entry £3

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