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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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See also:

Birmingham Skeptics Own Web Page

SitP Birmingham page on Facebook

Birmingham Skeptics Podcast

Birmingham Skeptical DVD Store

 Other sites of note for the questioning Midlander

 Cafe Scientifique

Calendar of events at the WMAM site

Birmingham Salon

Lichfield Humanists

Birmingham Humanists

 

 

 

Isabel Behncke

When?
Wednesday, May 13 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Isabel Behncke

What's the talk about?

Nature is often portrayed as being “red in tooth and claw” but Isabel spends much of her time with “a community that holds the secret to human survival. It’s a place where women run the show, have sex to say hello, and play rules the day.” 

Born and raised in Chile, Isabel was educated in animal behaviour and evolutionary anthropology in Cambridge and Oxford. For her PhD work, she studies the social behaviour (and play behaviour in particular) of wild bonobos in DR Congo. 

“Bonobos are, together with chimpanzees, our living closest relatives; however we know very little about them -- mostly through captive work. In Wamba, a most remote jungle location, I have observed unique aspects of bonobo lives (from imaginary play and laughter to inter-group encounters to accidents and death) that challenge and illuminate our understanding of human evolution. I aim to link the play of adult bonobos to insights on human laughter, joy, creativity and our capacity for wonder and exploration.”

When?
Wednesday, May 27 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?

What's the talk about?

Here's your chance for fifteen minutes of skeptical fame!

 

We have a stage, we have a mic, we even have lights and a projector - now all we need is you.

 

Previous years have seen talks on cancer quackery, skeptical charity giving and paganism; as well as songs, comedy and stories to challenge our sense of morality. If you've got an idea that fits in with the broad themes of our group we want you ro tell us about it... within a fifteen minutes timeframe.

 

Slots are limited so the sooner you  get your ideas to us the sooner we'll reserve your  space.

 

Let us know at birminghamskeptics(at)gmail.com

 

Do it now!

 

 

 

 

The psychology, art and science of detecting lies and deceit

Dr Mike Drayton

When?
Wednesday, June 10 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Dr Mike Drayton

What's the talk about?

 This talk uses the latest research from the behavioural and psychological sciences to explore the question: is it possible to spot lies?  Mike Drayton uses video clips, examples from literature and audience participation to inform inspire and entertain.

Dr Mike Drayton is an organisational development consultant, a clinical psychologist and expert in negotiation.  He has a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and a BSc in Social Psychology from LSE.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  Mike lectures regularly at at the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick.

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