A title and detailed blurb are still being worked out, but our January speaker will be Dr Erin Carrie discussing good and bad English, and whether such things exist at all.
Comedian, presenter and writer Robin Ince comes to tell us about I'm a Joke and So Are You, his new book looking at what makes us who we are.
Writer, comedian, singer and skeptical bus-wrangler Ariane Sherine comes in to talk about her new book, Talk Yourself Better, and the journey through therapy and medication that led — and allowed — her to write it.
CW: suicide mention in main blog post
The night before the day before QED, we have a choice of two events for you.
Psychologist and author Dr Richard Stephens is coming to tell us how swearing can make us stronger.
- Save the Honeybee stories are never far from the news, but is the species really under threat? And should environmentalists be interested in them at all?
- By Dr James Ford. Full title and blurb TBC.
- Following an animated discussion of Bitcoin at a social, we've invited some people with experience of it to give an inside perspective on what blockchain is, and why so many people trust it.
- Prof Keith Still provides some background to crowd risks, crowd counting and the “behind the scenes” story of the Trump inauguration crowd size, which gave rise to the phrase “alternative facts”.