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Next meeting:
Monday 8th May 2017

Diesel Lies
- Why Leeds air quality has not improved as it should
By James Tate

Diesel lies

The VW scandal and #DIESELGATE shone a bright light on the motor industry’s philosophy to put sales and profit ahead of their environmental responsibilities. The talk will explain the back story to #DIESELGATE through the fresh evidence I shared with the media. It will also review the continuing poor air quality in Leeds and directly attribute the lack of improvement in the last decade to modern diesel cars.

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Biog:

Dr James Tate is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. He researches urban air quality and the dominant source of the problem, road transport emissions. He develops new approaches to survey and model the emission performance of the UK/ EU road transport fleet. Innovations include being a UK pioneer of measuring real driving emissions with a remote sensing device.

 

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Coming soon:

Monday 8th May 2017
“Vehicle Emissions”
By James Tate
(part of and in conjunction with
Headingley Festival of Ideas)

Monday 12th June 2017
“Top 10 ways Astronomers control your life”
By Brad Gibson

Monday 10th July 2017
“UK Nuclear Waste Policy”
By Matthew Cotton

August – No Meeting

Monday 11th September 2017
“Going Dutch? Crunching Big Transport Datasets for a Sustainable World”
By Robin Lovelace

Monday 9th October 2017
“The latest in Rheumatology Research”
By Maya Buch

Monday 13th November 2017
“The Biology of Birds”
By Linda Jenkinson

Monday 11th December 2017
“Managing Sustainable Energy Systems”
By Matt Fawcett

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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Previously:

Monday 8th February 2016
“From Dark Satanic Mills to DNA: the Scientific Heritage of Leeds and how it Changed the World”
By Kersten Hall

Monday 14th March 2016
“The Worst of Times:
How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions”
By Paul Wignall

Monday 11th April 2016
“Monster Magnets: Stellar Birth Control”
By Sven Van Loo

Monday 9th May 2016
“Ask for Evidence”
By Danae Dodge

Monday 13th June 2016
“Herding Hemingway’s Cats: how do genes work?”
By Kate Arney

Monday 11th July 2016
“Climate Change & Rocky Coasts”
By Sue Hull

Monday 12th September 2016
“The Mobility Transformation”
By John Whitelegg

Monday 10th October 2016
“Growing Mini-Brains to Help Understand Cancer”
By Ryan Mathew

Monday 14th November 2016
“Neutrino Astronomy”
By Alan Watson

Monday 12th December 2016
“William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer at the Forefront of the Scientific Revolution”
By David Sellers

Monday 9th January 2017
“Mending Broken Hearts”
By John Greenwood

Monday 13th February 2017
“The Peculiarities of Pain and its Management”
By Mark Johnson

Monday 13th March 2017
“Strange Encounters: Paranoia and British Science Fiction Cinema”
By Robert Shail
(Part of and in conjunction with Headingley Literature Festival)

Monday 10th April 2017
“Monitoring the Chernobyl Disaster using Lichens”
By Mark Seaward

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7:30pm – 9:30pm

New Headingley Club
56 St Michael’s Road
Leeds
LS6 3BG
Tel: 0113 2757712 (for info. on venue)

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