The future of science communication has arrived!

"With the future of the Royal Institution in severe doubt, those who care about science communication in Britain should take this opportunity to discuss publicly how the landscape should change."

The fate of the pioneering and venerable Royal Institution is under discussion.  Nature (January 24th) offered one interesting comment: 'People flock to informal venues and to the type of flamboyant entertainment pioneered by Faraday. Caf├ęs Scientifiques have taken off in many countries ...', which we know is true!

The full article is here.

And in celebration of this recognition, the Leeds cafe has composed a special song Sweet Cafe Scientifique (with thanks to Chuck Berry).