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  1. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today

    7:30pm Thursday 10 December 2020The King's Arms
  2. Denialism — What’s the Alternative?

    Keith Kahn-Harris argues that to really understand denialism, we have to face up to what he calls 'the deniers alternative'. In thinking about how to combat denialism, we have to consider whether a world without it might not be a truth-filled utopia, but something even worse.

    7:45pm Thursday 20 February 2020The Britons Protection
  3. Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

    In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream. How did we get here?

    7:30pm Thursday 23 January 2020The King's Arms
  4. The AI Does Not Hate You

    The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else. This is a talk about AI and AI risk. Along the way, we discover how a more rational approach to life could be what saves us all.

    7:30pm Monday 16 December 2019The King's Arms
  5. Fascist Thought in Britain: Past & Present

    Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today

    7:30pm Thursday 14 November 2019The Britons Protection
  6. Fantastic Beasts and Why to Conserve Them

    Dr Caroline Ward is here to tell us about how conservation efforts can be helped and hindered when the local population believes the animal you're protecting is magic.

    7:30pm Thursday 10 October 2019The King's Arms
  7. Matt Tompkins: The Spectacle of Illusion

    Is seeing believing? Is believing seeing? How can we conduct experiments on things that only exist within our minds, and can scientists ever be trusted to study deception without being deceived themselves? What can we learn about the mind from the illusions developed by magicians? Join magician and experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins, author of The Spectacle of Illusion, for a fascinating talk on the psychology of magic.

    7:30pm Thursday 26 September 2019The King's Arms
  8. Richard Wiseman: Achieve the Impossible with the Apollo Mindset

    Fifty years ago this week, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life.

    7:30pm Friday 26 July 2019The Britons Protection
  9. Knowing Better, Doing Worse: The Causes of Evil

    Throughout history, notable cases have demonstrated how easy it is for ordinary individuals to be manipulated by their environment into carrying out unspeakable crimes. This talk will be discussing the situational factors that can turn good people evil.

    7:30pm Thursday 6 June 2019The King's Arms
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