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

Micheal Marshall

When?
Wednesday, August 27 2014 at 7:00PM

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Where?

20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Micheal Marshall

What's the talk about?

 It’s easy to think of pseudoscience existing in a glass case at a museum – something to be examined and critiqued from a safe distance, but not something to touch and to play with. Using examples taken from his own personal experiences in skepticism, Michael Marshall will show what happens when you begin to crack the surface of the pseudosciences that surround us – revealing the surprising, sometimes-shocking and often-comic adventures that lie beneath.

 
Michael Marshall is the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and Project Director of the Good Thinking Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work with the MSS has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Scientist.

Dr Anil Madhavapeddy

When?
Tuesday, September 30 2014 at 7:00PM

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Where?

20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Dr Anil Madhavapeddy

What's the talk about?

Dr Anil Madhavapeddy is a Horizon Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He leads the OCaml Labs group at Cambridge, and is building the Mirage cloud operating system as a new foundation for networked, multi-scale applications.

Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr

When?
Tuesday, October 28 2014 at 7:00PM

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20a Portugal Place
CB5 8AF

Who?
Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr

What's the talk about?

A talk by Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr from the Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies on the challenges of studying human evolution and diversity.

Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr is a Reader in Human Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Duckworth Laboratory

At the Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge University. Her interests cover many aspects of human evolution, from the study of morphological evolution in the genus Homo, to human evolutionary history and dispersals, evolutionary genetics and adaptation in hunter-gatherers, the formation of population boundaries, and the evolution of diversity in technology and tools.