Skeptics in the Pub is about getting people to come together and to have a relaxed and enjoyable evening while listening to talks given in a friendly manner on a wide range of topics, the idea being that we all prefer to be in a pub than a lecture theatre.

So what is it with the skepticism? It doesn't mean we disbelieve everything, just our viewpoints are based on evidence and hence the desire for talks in pubs to gain a greater understanding of the world. We also like to believe, whatever you believe, that you would feel welcome at such talks with your own views and to relax and listen to others.

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 Upcoming events

Robin Tudge

When?
Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 7:00PM

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Where?

20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Robin Tudge

What's the talk about?

Robin Tudge is a writer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who has lived and worked in Chicago, Moscow, Hanoi, Beijing and Pyongyang. He has visited North Korea several times since 2001 and led tours there in 2013 and 2015 for the leading tour company, Koryo Tours. 

Robin will present an illustrated talk on travelling to that impoverished, surprising country, to show what can really be seen beyond the Potemkin illusion.

Please contact us if you would like to do a short presentation.

Various (it could be you!!)

When?
Tuesday, June 28 2016 at 7:00PM

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Where?

20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Various (it could be you!!)

What's the talk about?

June's event will be an open mic night. We would love for you to share details of your area of interest with us for up to 20 minutes. Presentation style is up to the speaker, including interactive styles. All topics for your presentation are welcome.

Please contact us via the 'Contact Us' page, and we will get back to you shortly.

When?
Tuesday, July 26 2016 at 7:00PM

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Where?

20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Ash Pryce

What's the talk about?

 Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan, as Snake Oil Salesman Ash Pryce demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery, taught to your humble trickster by a wise man in the Philippines (or a magicians tool book, whichever sounds more wondrous). See with amazement the telekinetic forces at work as you learn how to move objects with your mind, psychically manipulate your finest silverware and read the minds of your peers. Or maybe, it’ all just a trick?


 

Whereas the sister show How to Talk to the Dead looked specifically at spirit communication in the past, How to be a Psychic Conman will look at the more incredible, magical side of psychic claims that persist today. The types of demonstrations that blur the line between the honest deception of magic, and the dishonesty of those hoping to make a quick buck out of your deep rooted beliefs.


 

The show will involve demonstrations and explanations of telekinesis tricks, metal bending, psychic surgery and remote viewing as well as look at government funded research into psychic phenomena, and the shoddy protocols that allowed “psychics” to beat the legendary Zener card experiments in the 1930s.


 

And if that wasn’t enough, interspersed throughout the show will be numerous on stage demonstrations of mentalism to add an extra layer of entertainment to the proceedings.  


 

Warning to those on the front row… there will be blood!