Welcome!

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!

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Brum_Skeptics

See also:

Birmingham Skeptics Own Web Page

SitP Birmingham page on Facebook

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

 

 

 

Andy White

When?
Wednesday, May 14 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Andy White

What's the talk about?

As a comedian, I'm obviously interested in creativity and how to improve it. Recently I've been trying to find better methods of talking about more abstruse subjects through the use of more accessible analogies and metaphors. Exploring this area has led me on a meandering journey through cognitive psychology, philosophy and the question of whether or not maths really exists.

I want to talk about teaching creative thinking, improving science communication and bridging the gap between artistic and scientific thinking.

Andy White is a professional Comedian from Birmingham who regularly turns up at Skeptics in the Pub

Michael Marshall

When?
Wednesday, June 11 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Michael 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 regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work with the society 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.

Darryl Cunningham

When?
Wednesday, July 9 2014 at 7:30PM

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Who?
Darryl Cunningham

What's the talk about?

Darryl Cunningham went to Leeds College of Art and is a prolific cartoonist, sculptor and photographer.

He has also worked as a health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward which informed and inspired the thoughts and experiences which went into Psychiatric Tales. He lives in Yorkshire.

His book, Science Tales, published by Myriad Editions, was shortlisted for Best Book, British Comics Awards 2012 and is a
graphic milestone of investigative reporting. Science Tales takes on controversies surrounding climate change, electro-convulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR vaccine, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution, fracking and science denialism.

Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham's clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease and wit. Science Tales decodes the myths and lies that have shaped some of the most fiercely-debated issues of the past fifty years.


I’m sure we can persuade him to bring a few copies of his books along to sign.

Visit Darryl Cunningham's website

Dr David Robert Grimes

When?
Wednesday, September 10 2014 at 12:00AM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Dr David Robert Grimes

What's the talk about?

Dr David Robert Grimes is a physicist and cancer researcher at Oxford University. He has a keen interest in the public understanding of science and is a regular Irish Times columnist. He writes a science and medicine blog atwww.davidrobertgrimes.com. Twitter: @drg1985

 

 

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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