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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When?
Tuesday, May 29 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Sam Hogarth

What's the talk about?

Trump, Brexit: there are a lot of reasons to feel disheartened and downtrodden right now.

In the words of Thomas Fuller, "It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth", and this is why we need pragmatic skepticism more than ever.

In this talk we will be celebrating some of the victories we have won as an organisation but also taking a look at those battles we should be fighting.

Sam Hogarth is a software developer by day and a Joint Chief of Skepticism by night, part of the organisational team at Newcastle Skpetics in the Pub.

Alice Howarth

When?
Wednesday, June 13 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
Alice Howarth

What's the talk about?

One in two of us will suffer with cancer in our lifetime and almost all of us have some experience of the disease. But do we really know what cancer is and how we can work towards a cure? Is a cure even possible? And how can we arm ourselves with the right information to help us prevent and treat cancer?

Alice is a researcher who has worked in the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool with both non-profit and for-profit organisations. In this talk she will discuss what cancer is, how it works and just how we are working towards understanding and curing the disease. She will talk about the complexities of research and some of the big success stories that relate directly to some of the many types of cancer. Only when we understand the difficulties we face can we discern between bogus cancer treatment claims and genuine scientific advancement in this field.

When?
Wednesday, August 8 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Who?
You?

What's the talk about?

Our annual Open Mic Night is upon us once again! 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: https://tiny.cc/skepticsopenmicnight

In the past we've had talks on:

Education
Healthcare
Urban Space
Youth Politics
Economics
Neurology
Robotics
Digital Rights

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.