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  1. Demolishing Babel — Keith Kahn-Harris

    Could not understanding languages can actually be a tool for peace-making? Can we better appreciate the wonder and joy of language without the pressure to understand? And how can the warning message in a Kinder Surprise Egg be the starting point for a linguistic adventure? In this talk, Dr Keith Kahn-Harris will take the adventure through and beyond his latest book, and invite the audience to join him on it.

    7:30PM Thursday 21 July 2022 The Britons Protection
  2. Failure & Redemption: How Science Saves Science – Dr Megan Crawford

    Efforts in science have brought about some of the most disastrous, shocking, and even hilarious results. But how do we know!? Because… SCIENCE! Megan Crawford, PhD, will show how it’s possible that the very system responsible for humanity’s biggest failures, is still the best system for exposing these very conundrums.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 9 June 2022 Twitch
  3. Heresy, Sorcery, Royalty and a Witch – The Life and Death of Margery Jourdemayne – Deborah Hyde

    In 1441, Margery Jourdemayne was burned alive at Smithfield. She was a commoner cunning-woman – or witch – yet her social group contained the highest in the land. Join us as we put aside our expectations to uncover the politics, religion, social classes, law and context of Margery’s fifteenth century life and death.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 26 May 2022 Twitch
  4. The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit – Tom Curry & Cecil Cicirello

    The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit suggests that no matter where it’s from, all bullshit smells the same. In their new book, Cecil and Tom describe not only the harms of a variety of commonly held forms of grift and bullshit, but also offer a plan on what steps need to be taken in real terms to reduce your susceptibility to bullshit.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 12 May 2022 Twitch
  5. Beyond the Hype: The Inside Story of Science’s Biggest Media Controversies - Fiona Fox

    Some stories hit the headlines for the wrong reasons – Frankenfoods, Climategate and more – but over the last two decades more scientists have engaged openly with the press and how this has helped transform the way science is reported. But not everything has moved in the right direction, resulting in a worrying blurring of lines between scientific data and government ‘messaging’.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 28 April 2022 Twitch
  6. Hate thy Neighbour: Economic inequality, status, and violent crime – Jaye McLaughlin

    Whilst the association between inequality and violence has been replicated many times, the underlying mechanisms for the association have not previously been investigated. This talk will discuss the idea of violence as an adaptation; as well as how inequality may affect your cognition, and lead to an increased likelihood of violence.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 14 April 2022 Twitch
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