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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. Hacking the Code of Life

    Is it ethical to change the genetic material of organisms in a way that might be passed on to future generations? Who controls the application of this technology, when it makes ‘biohacking’ – perhaps of one’s own genome – a real possibility?

    7:30pm Thursday 11 June 2020The King's Arms
  3. POSTPONED: Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

    Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs — both traditional and new — remain surprisingly popular. Where did these superstitions come from, and why do they persist today?

    Stuart's trip to the UK has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully this event will go ahead when the trip is reorganised, but it is unlikely to be in May as planned.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Jim Al-Khalili: The World According to Physics

    Where does theoretical physics stand at the end of the second decade of the 21st century? While what we do know is dazzlingly impressive, there is much we have yet to grasp, from the nature of space and time to the meaning quantum mechanics. This whistle-stop tour of modern physics is an appraisal of what we know and what we have yet to figure out.

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

    7:00pm Thursday 9 April 2020Twitch
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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