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

    Chapel Allerton, Leeds
    Funded on Thursday, 2nd May 2024

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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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      • David Dickie

        David Dickie

        Apr 16, 2024

        Gave me invaluable advice just when we were starting out.


      • Jonathan Sanderson

        Jonathan Sanderson

        Apr 4, 2024

        Huge characters. I worked with them only briefly, but they made a big impression. Thanks for organising this - fitting.


      • Mikey P

        Mikey P

        Apr 4, 2024

        Local Hero’s

      • Paul Bader

        Paul Bader

        Apr 4, 2024

        I was lucky to work with both Duncan and Liz, and able to call them friends for many years after that. Two big characters who made an impact - and were tremendous fun.


      • Dee Marshall

        Dee Marshall

        Apr 4, 2024

        A lovely tribute to two amazing people.


      • Anonymous


        Mar 21, 2024

        Both contributed so much to society. Communicating scientific ideas and concepts to a wide audience is a noble endeavour. Glad Cafe Sci still continues.


      • Anonymous


        Mar 21, 2024



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