Drinking skeptically in the City of Dreams

Welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne Skeptics in the Pub! We organise monthly skeptical pub talks in Newcastle upon Tyne, the City of Dreams. Our upcoming talks are listed below - no tickets required, you can just turn up on the night.

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Donations

Newcastle Skeptics runs the vast majority of its events for free. We operate purely through donations, to cover speaker expenses. If you'd like to help our group continue in the future, you can do so below with either Paypal or Bitcoin. Alternatively, come see us on the night. We advise £3, or whatever you can afford.

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How to Market Yourself on Online Dating Sites

David Frank

When?
Wednesday, August 10 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
David Frank

What's the talk about?

Have you ever used an online dating site or app of any kind ever before? Including Tinder?
Marketer & former radio show host David Frank will be talking about all things online dating, sex & porn. We could all use some tips on how to market ourselves, whether looking for love online, or trying to make the best impression in any situation. 
There's a marketer’s insight into porn for women, the formulas romance novels use for their plots & covers, and we'll look at the statistics behind the UK's porn viewing. This talk will prove you're attractive to a great many people, and we'll use science to prove it! There’ll be singing, an acted romance scene, & a very interesting Q&A afterward. 

This is a free event, although donations to help fund Newcastle Skeptics in the Pub events are appreciated. We suggest £3, or whatever you can afford. Seats are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

All welcome - apply now!

When?
Wednesday, September 14 2016 at 7:30PM

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Who?
All welcome - apply now!

What's the talk about?

The fifth annual Open Mic Night is upon us! We will be hosting a series of short skeptical talks from the audience. That's you! Ever fancied ten minutes on our stage to talk about something of a skeptical nature? Now's your chance! All you need to do is fill in a short form.

In the past we've had talks on:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Urban Space
  • Youth Politics
  • Economics
  • Neurology
  • Robotics
  • Digital Rights
  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Fad Diets
  • Activism

If there's a myth that needs bustin', we need you!


This is a free event, although donations to help fund Newcastle Skeptics in the Pub events are appreciated. We suggest £3, or whatever you can afford. Seats are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Gender Politics of Evidence

Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul

When?
Thursday, October 13 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul

What's the talk about?

Rape is a topic which is rarely out of the news. Sadly, this speaks to the prevalence of sexual violence against women and the failures of the criminal justice system to address it. Of rapes reported to the police, only six percent result in a conviction for the crime – a statistic which has remained relatively constant over the last two decades. It is commonly thought that the problem a lack of evidence – that rape is one person’s word against another’s. But what counts as evidence is not objectively evident. This talk will address the gender stereotypes and assumptions which determine what ‘counts’ as evidence, and the interpretation of evidence, in rape cases.

Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul is a Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University, with research expertise in rape law and policy, sexual violence and restorative justice, tort law and gender, and law and technology facilitated violence against women. She is on the steering committee for Newcastle University’s Gender Research Group and the Editorial Board for the international journal Feminist Legal Studies. You can find out more about her research here, and follow her on twitter @GoddenNikki.