Welcome to Cardiff Skeptics!
Skeptics in the Pub is an informal, relaxed lecture series based around critical thinking. It was founded in London by Dr Scott Campbell in 1999, as way for rationalists to get together and hear about the bizarre and extraordinary claims and a way of looking at them scientifically.
It's now spread all over England and Scotland, and is growing worldwide. Cardiff Skeptics was founded by Dean Burnett and Alice Sheppard in September 2010, and was the first Skeptics in the Pub in Wales.
In February 2012, the running of Cardiff Skeptics was assumed by John Stabler, with help from Trevor J Williams and Rhys Morgan.
We meet on the third Monday of every month. We have a guest speaker, questions, and a relaxing evening with food, drink and socialising!
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We have our own Skeptics in the Pub talks - Dean's is here and Alice's here if you'd like to invite either of us to speake at yours!
If you'd like to know more, or would be interested in being a speaker, please fill out the contact form or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience
Tuesday, October 20 2015 at 7:30PM
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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 Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.