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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Fund Blue Plaque to commemorate Duncan Dallas (Cafe Scientifique founder ) and Liz Brice (medicinal cannabis campaigner) in Chapel Allerton

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We are collecting to meet the cost of a Blue Plaque to commemorate the lives of two remarkable people who lived in Regent Lodge, Chapel Allerton, Leeds: Duncan Dallas and Liz Brice.

Duncan was a TV producer who founded the international Cafe Scientifique movement. It is a place where anyone can go to discuss the big science ideas of the day. He organised the first Cafe in 1998 in a wine bar in Chapel Allerton and went on to promote similar cafes all around the world. He also founded a similar Cafe Economique.

Liz was also a TV producer. Based on her own experience with multiple sclerosis, Liz campaigned to allow the medical use of cannabis to treat conditions like multiple sclerosis. She appeared before the Houses of Lords and Commons and the European Parliament. As a result, research into cannabis-based drugs and their use to treat MS symptoms was made legal in the UK.

The proposal for a Blue Plaque has been approved by Leeds Civic Trust and the present owners of the property but donations are needed to cover the cost of the project, which will be in the region of £1,500. Any surplus will be donated to support Leeds Cafe Scientifique.

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    • Ann & Alasdair Beal

      Ann & Alasdair Beal

      Feb 19, 2024

      Duncan and Liz - two great people who really made a difference


    • Martin Copeland

      Martin Copeland

      Feb 15, 2024

      Good work.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 14, 2024


    • Pat Hunter

      Pat Hunter

      Feb 13, 2024

      Duncan was instrumental in supporting me set up the first Junior Cafe Scientifique in a local school. Two inspirational people who made a huge contribution to life in Chapel Allerton & beyond.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 12, 2024

    • Penny Sanders

      Penny Sanders

      Feb 12, 2024

      Duncan and Liz were both great innovators and a vibrant part of community life in Chapel Allerton and beyond - a Blue Plaque is an excellent idea.


    • Steve Lyne

      Steve Lyne

      Feb 8, 2024


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