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Skeptics in the Pub (SitP) exists to provide an opportunity for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism, critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest. Each month we invite someone to come and speak to us, and if there's someone you'd like to hear, let us know!

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Birmingham Skeptics Podcast

 Other sites of note for the questioning Midlander

 Cafe Scientifique

Calendar of events at the WMAM site

Birmingham Salon

Lichfield Humanists

Birmingham Humanists

 

 

 

Dr David Robert Grimes

When?
Wednesday, September 10 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Dr David Robert Grimes

What's the talk about?

Science and medicine have transformed our lives immeasurably, and never in history have they been more central to our lives and well-being. Yet despite this, there is often a glaring disconnect between the findings of actual science and media reporting of such topics, and consequently there is often a needless chasm between public perception and the evidence on many contentious topics. This can lead to needlessly adversarial and counter-productive discourse of everything from vaccination to climate-change. In this talk, physicist and science journalist Dr. David Robert Grimes discusses the frequent problems in reporting science from misunderstandings to bad statistics to false balance, and discusses the factors that influence this and how such problems can be remedied. 
 

Dr. David Robert Grimes (@drg1985) is a physicist and writes regular opinion and analysis pieces on scientific issues for the Irish Times and the Guardian science. He keeps a blog on these topics at www.davidrobertgrimes.com

 

 

Speakers will be posted closer to the date

It could be you!

When?
Wednesday, October 8 2014 at 7:30PM

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Who?
It could be you!

What's the talk about?

 It's our third open-mic night and the floor could be yours for whatever you want on a skeptical/sciencey theme. We're open to ideas and you can be as creative as you like. You have fifteen minutes, a microphone, projector if needed and our rapt attention.

We've had comedians, musicians, philosophers with topics ranging across charities, cancer quacks, paganism and much much more.

If you have something you want to share then get in touch and pitch it to us:

birminghamskeptics(at)gmail.com

We'll look forward to hearing from you!

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