Science café considers mobiles, air quality and genetics

Come to Otley Courthouse for a science-packed evening at 7.30 on Thursday 14 September, when three speakers from the region’s universities will discuss their work. Topics at this Café include whether your mobile phone will soon be obsolete, what we could do about air pollution and where we, as humans, came from. Please come along and welcome Dr Des McLernon from the University of Leeds, Prof. Mike Pilling from the University of Leeds and Prof. Martin Richards fomr the University of Huddersfield. They will be there to talk but especially to discuss ideas with the audience and answer those all-important questions.

At Otley Science Café, the audience are a major part of the evening. Our three speakers each talk for fifteen minutes or so, then we hand the floor over to you the audience for questions. It’s an evening for everybody from nine to ninety, or thereabouts. It’s an entertaining and sociable way to find out about frontline research in the region’s universities.

All are welcome; tickets cost £5 but under-18s go free. Tickets available in person from Otley Courthouse in advance or on the door, by phone from the Courthouse Box Office – 01943 467466, or online from the Courthouse website at More information at