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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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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Chaired by Dr Nick Randall

When?
Wednesday, May 11 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Chaired by Dr Nick Randall

What's the talk about?

A year ago we held an Election Debate between 5 parties, and this year we have another important vote - this time on whether to Remain or Leave the EU.

Dr Nick Randall (Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University) has kindly agreed to come back to chair a discussion between:

  • Phil Daniels - Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University, specialising in European Union politics and political economy, with future emphasis on the impact of European integration on the politics and political economy of Italy and Britain.
  • Professor Anand Menon - Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, Kings College London, who has recently been appointed to head the major new ESRC project 'The UK in a Changing Europe'. Anand will act as Director for the initiative which will investigate the relationship between the UK and the EU.

We will cover various discussion points on both positive and negative aspects of the EU as well as the possible options available to the UK if it were to vote to Leave.

After this discussion there will be our standard Q&A.

Attendees should be aware that this discussion is not intended to explicitly endorse either the Remain or Leave camps, but is an attempt to bring some clarity and insight to a difficult topic.

Heather Pentler

When?
Wednesday, June 8 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Heather Pentler

What's the talk about?

As long time skeptic when Heather got diagnosed with a chronic illness she was curious about what advice alt med practitioners would give her, so she went along to find out. Heather's talk is a personal story about living with a chronic illness and the real harm that alternative medicine can cause, both physically and mentally. Her talk goes through various therapies and how their advice could threaten her life if she took it up. From EFT to GNM Heather asks WTF are these people trying to sell to people.

eather has been a regular Skeptics in the Pub attendee for the last 5 years, first at Merseyside Skeptics and then after a move north, Edinburgh Skeptics. Despite being a humanities drop out she has always had a passion for science, facts and a morbid love of medical history.

Maeve Hanan

When?
Wednesday, July 13 2016 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Maeve Hanan

What's the talk about?

The World is full of advice about food and dieting. Much of it is conflicting, misleading, based on pseudoscience and anecdotes and fuelled by celebrity culture and the media. Despite this abundance of dietary information, much of the Developed World is undergoing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes. So how do we know which dietary advice to believe? What should we be eating to maximise our health? What other factors are important as part of a healthy lifestyle?

Maeve Hanan is a registered Dietitian (a protected title for a health professional qualified to give dietary advice to individuals and the public). She will attempt to guide us through the minefield of the modern diet, and separate the facts from the fads.

 

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.