Marsh

Author's details

Name: Michael Marshall
Date registered: February 21, 2014

Biography

Michael Marshall – Project Director Co-founder of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and co-organiser of the QED skeptical conference, 'Marsh' was the project leader and figurehead of the 10:23 Campaign, aimed at raising public awareness of homeopathy - resulting in international coverage and worldwide skeptical involvement. With a background in marketing and communications, his skeptical activism has included testing psychic claims, trialling sports performance wristbands, interviewing proponents of alternative beliefs and exposing the influences of PR in journalism.

Latest posts

  1. Have your say on NHS Homeopathy in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – by August 15th — August 7, 2017
  2. Have your say on NHS Homeopathy Prescriptions – here’s how — July 28, 2017
  3. Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS England recommendation to end NHS homeopathy prescriptions — July 21, 2017
  4. Good Thinking Supporters July 2017 Newsletter — July 11, 2017
  5. Who Wants To Be A Mathematician 2017/2018 – opportunity for sponsorship — July 4, 2017

Author's posts listings

Aug 07 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – by August 15th

We have seen in recent years how effective it can be for the public to participate in consultations on ending NHS homeopathy: in Liverpool and the Wirral, when the Clinical Commissioning Group asked for the thoughts of members of the local and national public, they received overwhelming support for ending their spending on the ineffective …

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Jul 28 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy Prescriptions – here’s how

There is a public consultation currently taking place on whether the NHS should stop the availability on prescription. You can submit your thoughts via a simple online form, and you have until October 21st to do so. We can be sure that homeopaths and homeopathy trade groups will be planning to take part in the …

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Jul 21 2017

Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS England recommendation to end NHS homeopathy prescriptions

Earlier today, NHS England announced a consultation regarding the availability of homeopathic remedies on prescription, recommending that no new prescriptions ought to be written for homeopathy. The consultation launch has been accompanied by a report which highlights that “NHS England’s view is that, at best, homeopathy is a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS …

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Jul 11 2017

Good Thinking Supporters July 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter: the launch of the Top-Top Set Maths programme; our Parallel maths challenge; Simon to demo an Enigma machine at QEDcon.

Jul 04 2017

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician 2017/2018 – opportunity for sponsorship

Last year, Matt Parker and Simon Singh pulled out all the stops and in less than month were able to set up and run a UK version of the American maths competition called Who Want To Be A Mathematician. The support from teachers and the enthusiasm of students was amazing, and with just some seed …

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Jul 04 2017

Join us as a part-time or full-time Top-Top Set Maths co-ordinator

The Top-Top Set Project needs a part-time or full-time co-ordinator. Responsibilities include: Liaising with and visiting the four schools current involved. Recruiting more schools for 2018/209. Talking with potential funders. Possibly teaching a top-set group. Developing resources for and managing online Parallel Project. This website contains more information about the Top-Top Set Project and the …

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Jul 03 2017

Colinette Road Plaque Marks Spot of Historic Exchange

Conservation of a conversation that is now part of mathematical folklore On Sunday 15 June, mathematicians and local residents gathered to celebrate a new commemorative plaque, marking one of the most remarkable conversations to have taken place in Putney. Indeed, it is of such historic importance, that this conversation has been featured in feature films, …

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Jun 12 2017

Have your say on NHS Homeopathy funding in Enfield

Last year, our campaign to end NHS funding for homeopathy achieved significant successes, with funding ending in both Liverpool and Wirral CCGs. The participation of the public in both consultations was key, letting the CCGs know that limited NHS resources should not be frittered away on ineffective treatments such as homeopathy. We are very pleased …

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May 08 2017

Our submission to the Charity Commission’s CAM charities review

Last month we wrote about the consultation by the Charity Commission on the charitable status of organisations that promote complementary and alternative therapies, such as those that promote homeopathy to treat HIV patients in Africa. The consultation, which came as a result of our correspondence with the Charity Commission last September, is an opportunity for the …

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May 03 2017

eBay removes listings for dangerous cancer ‘cure’ after investigation by Good Thinking

eBay has removed all listings for black salve after an investigation by Good Thinking revealed that the dangerous (and ineffective) alternative cancer ‘cure’ was not only available for purchase from the company’s website, but could be delivered via their ‘Click and Collect’ service to a large number of high street stores. After spotting Black Salve for …

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