Welcome to the Skeptics in the Pub, Nottingham

For the promotion of science, reason and critical thinking

We get together on a monthly basis to have a relaxed, enjoyable and social evening while listening to talks given on a wide range of topics. 

The events are free, though we do ask for a £3 donation to cover the speakers expenses and other costs.

All upcoming events are listed below and on the right of this page.

Our venue is the first floor function room of the Canalhouse pub.

Who can attend? 

The meetings are open to all, whatever your beliefs and views, so please come along. We are a friendly bunch and everyone is welcome.

As the Canalhouse room is a private function room, under 18s are allowed to attend our events. However, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult when in the public downstairs bar.

Disabled access

The Canalhouse has a service lift which we can used to provide disabled access to the first floor function room. There is also a disabled toilet on the same floor.

Please let us know if you're coming to an event and require disabled access. We will make arrangements with the bar staff to bring you to the function room.

Keep in touch

To hear about upcoming events, subscribe to the mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/dvKljT (Ignore the form on the right of this page)

You can like the Nottingham Skeptics Facebook page here.

We are also on Google+.

Follow @Notts_Skeptics to keep up to date on up coming meetings and other information.

 

Matthew Clemence

When?
Tuesday, October 2 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48-52 Canal St
Nottingham
NG1 7EH

Who?
Matthew Clemence

What's the talk about?

We are constantly bombarded by opinions backed up be so called scientific evidence.

We have moved from adverts promising “here comes the science bit”, through evidence based policy, to a world where any fact is considered true if you say it often enough.

This “strong and stable” talk will look at how statistics are used and misused to shape public opinion and give you a spotters guide to when you are being bamboozled! – with a few jokes.

Matthew Clemence is a senior scientist at Philips Healthcare. His work involves developing the hardware and software needed to adapt clinical machines to allow the study of lung disease with MRI

Jon Kaneko-James

When?
Tuesday, October 30 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48-52 Canal St
Nottingham
NG1 7EH

Who?
Jon Kaneko-James

What's the talk about?

long with Johannes Nider's Formicarius, Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger's 15th century book, Malleus Maleficarum, became the manual for a vigorous campaign of European Witch Hunting.

Protestant London saw 67 witch trials in the decade of 1600-1610: both before and after the accession of the witch hunting King James.

In the world of publishing, 1598 to 1610 saw a huge growth in fairy-themed literature, with both the rural and urban sick seeking the help of 'fairy' empowered Cunning Folk in the absence of trained medics.

But did everyone actually believe in it?

Author and researcher Jon Kaneko-James will examine the hidden language of equivocation found in medieval chronicles, the differing nature of experience, and the existence of skeptical narratives in pre-industrial Europe.

Robin Ince

When?
Tuesday, December 4 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48-52 Canal St
Nottingham
NG1 7EH

Who?
Robin Ince

What's the talk about?

Why do we make the choices we do in life? Where does anxiety come from? Where does imagination come from? Why are we like we are? Do our parents f*&k us up? Informed by personal insights from his own life as well as interviews with a bevy of A-list comedians, neuroscientists, psychologists and doctors - this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind.

As a connoisseur of comedy, Robin Ince has spent decades mining our eccentricities to create gags - and watching other strange individuals do the same. And for years on The Infinite Monkey Cage he has sought - sometimes in vain - to understand the world around us. In this book, he unites these pursuits to examine the human condition through the prism of humour.

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