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.
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.
Pixie Turner: Why Diets Don’t Work (and other myths about food and health)
Our May speaker is nutritionist, QED star, and wellness industry survivor Pixie Turner, dismantling the excesses of the diet industry.
Misrepresenting Reality II with Michael Dougan
Come to a pub that may or may not be in the EU for Michael Dougan's updated take on how we got into whatever mess we're in by then.
That's a Cult? with Helen McCarthy
For March, we have Helen McCarthy, from the That's a Cult? podcast.
Tourism and Global Sustainability: Are We Loving the Planet to Death?
The projected growth in tourism and holidaymaking clearly has significant impacts for climate change - but no-one wants to mention them! Dr Chris Stone is here to do so.
Does English even exist? Thoughts on language – the good, the bad and the ugly
What is this thing we call English? We certainly don’t all speak it in the same ways. Come along if you’ve ever wondered what it means to speak good or bad English, or if English exists at all.
Robin Ince – I'm a Joke and So Are You
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.
Ariane Sherine – Talk Yourself Better
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
QED Fringe 2018
The night before the day before QED, we have a choice of two events for you.