café scientifique

Next meeting:
Monday 13th November 2017

The Birder’s Eye View of Bird Biology
By Linda Jenkinson

Birdwatching is fast becoming Britain’s most popular hobby but, while most of the activity is spent identifying birds, birders are observing biological processes in action. Learn about how birds sing, what happens during and after the breeding season and how technology is opening up a whole new world of discovery.



Linda Jenkinson – is a Leeds birder with a life-long passion for the natural world. Like many people, she pursued other interests before becoming a serious birdwatcher. She began volunteering with conservation groups such as the Leeds Urban Wildlife Group, The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB. While leading the RSPB Leeds Group, she was approached by a local college about providing birdwatching classes and decided to take the challenge. Soon after, she was teaching birdwatching to adults, indoors, on dark winter evenings. After receiving lots of positive feedback, she launched her business, ‘Start Birding’,, in 2001.She is proud to have fledged many new birdwatchers in and around Leeds. She now teaches indoor and outdoor birdwatching classes throughout the year and organises residential tours to Dumfries and Galloway, Northumberland, Norfolk and Suffolk.


Coming soon:

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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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

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

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

Monday 9th October 2017
“Predicting and Preventing Autoimmune Disease – the Ultimate Panacea”
By Paul Emery and Kulveer Mankia


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7:30pm – 9:30pm

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

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