Listing of events tagged with Speaker

  1. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Could drinking green tea really prolong your life? How about gardening? Is regular sex more about pleasure than health? Why does standing up a lot make a difference to longevity? And is it worth cutting out red meat or even turning vegan in order to blow out 100 candles on your birthday cake? This funny and potentially lifesaving talk will reveal the answers to all these questions and more.

    7:30PM Thursday 10 December 2020The King's Arms
  2. Karen Masters: 30 Second Universe

    The universe literally encompasses everything we were, are and will be, everything we knew, know and can know. When we decide to understand the universe as a whole, new truths come to light, and unexpected perspectives illuminate our take on life. 30-Second Universe sheds light on the biggest ideas, concepts and discoveries in life, in the universe, and everything.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 4 June 2020Twitch
  3. Angel Russell: Talk Data To Me — The neuroscience of sexual arousal and desire

    When folks believe pervasive misconceptions about human sexuality, it can feel like there’s something wrong with them or their relationship. This talk will focus on the neuroscience behind sexual arousal and libido. We will do some myth busting and discuss how to effectively approach “spicing up” your sex life - even if you’re single or stuck in quarantine.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 28 May 2020Twitch
  4. Dr Nick Brown: Spotting science that just doesn't add up

    The skeptical movement rightly suggests that people should place more faith in peer-reviewed scientific articles than in YouTube videos, Nick Brown will give some examples of how peer-reviewed scientific work that may attract a lot of public attention can contain remarkably elementary errors that can be detected by readers with relatively little mathematical expertise.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 21 May 2020Twitch
  5. POSTPONED: One, Two, Many: Why is 3 So Much Bigger Than 2?

    There are lots of places in maths where changing a 2 to a 3 takes a problem from easy or at least understandable to very difficult or even impossible. This talk will a few examples of this phenomenon, then speculate wildly about what is going on.

    This event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

    To be confirmedTo be confirmed
  6. Jonathan Jarry: The Blinding Light of Sophisticated Pseudoscience

    Alternative medicine proponents have become really good at building a body of research that looks more and more like good science to the casual observer. In the face of positive randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, the skeptic’s approach has to become more sophisticated to crack this façade of believability. We will go through three cases that illustrate how convincing the evidence for pseudoscience looks and what’s actually happening under the bonnet.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 16 April 2020Twitch
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