café scientifique

Next Meeting:

Monday 10th December 2018
Seasonal Science Bites: Star of Bethlehem: What was it?
+ A Christmas Light Talk + Science Quiz
+ Mulled Wine and Mince Pies!

By Dave Webb and Paul Marchant

We thought we would try and end the year with something rather different- and so this month we look at some of the science behind the seasonal celebrations. Dave will carry out an investigation into the Star of Bethlehem. What was it? Does the story we are familiar with match up to any scientific historical evidence? Might it have been an astronomical event? If so, what? There are a number of theories and possibilities and we will explore some of them and perhaps come to our own conclusions? We will try a short but informative seasonal science quiz! Paul will deliver an enigmatically titled “Short Christmas Light Talk”.


Dave and Paul have been jointly organising Headingley Café Scientifique for a number of years now and really enjoy working with the various speakers to bring a range of scientific topics to the New Headingley Club for discussion. If you have any ideas for subjects you would like to hear more about, or contacts for possible future speakers do let us know and we will try to arrange something.



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 10th December
Christmas Special –
Science Quiz + What was the Star of Bethlehem?

Monday 14th January 2019
The Origin of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays – discovered at last?
By Alan Watson

Monday 11th February
Heart Rate in Heart Failure – a new approach
By Klaus Witte

Monday 11th March
Turbulent Clouds: Troublemakers in Weather and Climate Models
By Steven Boeing


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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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