Listing of events tagged with Online

  1. Communicating statistics to the media: highs and lows during the pandemic (so far) – Professor David Speigelhalter

    The current pandemic is notable for the vast traffic in official and unofficial information and claims. David will offer some personal insights into the challenges of trying to bring some illumination to the statistics about the pandemic, illustrated with some examples of things that have gone fairly well, and communication disasters.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 22 April 2021 Twitch
  2. How to make an apple pie from scratch – Dr Harry Cliff

    Carl Sagan said “if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”. Particle physicist Harry Cliff has spent the last two years attempting to write the ultimate apple pie recipe. How far back can we ultimately go in understanding the very first moments of our universe? Harry will (attempt to) explain.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 15 April 2021 Twitch
  3. How to Hunt Russian Spies from the Comfort of Your Own Home – Eliot Higgins

    Eliot Higgins explains how his team uncovered the Skripal suspects, linked them to another assassination attempt, uncovered Russia’s secret Novichok programme, exposed the FSB team that poisoned Alexei Navalny, and uncovered a Russian domestic nerve agent assassination programme, from the comfort of their own homes.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 8 April 2021 Twitch
  4. Ban this sick filth! Behind the scenes at the British Board of Film Classification – Jim Cliff

    For 100 years, a small, secretive group have decided what you can see in UK cinemas, on video and on DVD. Jim Cliff explains the origins and methods of the Board, and offers insights into his time as an examiner, the shift from censorship to classification, and how a cut he requested in ‘Lilo & Stitch’ led to an offshoot of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory almost 20 years later.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 25 March 2021 Twitch
  5. The Vampire of Croglin Grange – Deborah Hyde

    In 1875, a flame-eyed creature picked at the lead in a window pane to let himself in to a remote farmhouse in Cumberland. The Beast of Croglin Grange has entered our folklore as one of England’s very few homegrown vampires. So let’s take a look at the story see if we can work out what really happened.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 18 March 2021 Twitch
  6. The End of Denialism? – Dr Keith Kahn-Harris

    Denialism has been around for years, but recently Covid denialism and denial of Trump’s election loss have become mainstream. Dr Keith Kahn-Harris will argue that we are now seeing both the triumph of denialism and its end — but will it leave a truth-filled utopia, but something even worse?

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

    7:00PM Thursday 11 March 2021 Twitch
  7. Mommy Dearest: The Myth of the Maternal Instinct – Professor Maryanne Fisher

    Evolutionary perspectives of mothering create a dilemma. Mothers behave in ways that clearly discount the notion of a maternal instinct, but despite advances in our understanding of parenting, the overwhelming majority of students continue to believe in a maternal instinct. We discuss these ramifications and emphasize the need to explore variation in maternal love.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 4 March 2021 Twitch
  8. First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time – Dr Emma Chapman

    Astronomers have successfully observed a great deal of the Universe’s history, from recording the afterglow of the Big Bang to imaging thousands of galaxies. But when it comes to understanding how the Universe began and grew up we are literally in the dark ages. In effect, we are missing the first one billion years from the timeline of the Universe.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 25 February 2021 Twitch
  9. The science of mental health; how it goes wrong, how it’s treated, and the many misunderstandings in between – Dr Dean Burnett

    Mental health awareness is a very big concern in 2021, particularly with the impact of the pandemic and lockdown. But while being aware that mental health can and does go wrong is important, very little attention is paid to how and why this happens. In his new book, Psycho Logical, neuroscientist, author, and former Psychiatry lecturer Dr Dean Burnett explores all that and more.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 18 February 2021 Twitch
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