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Aug 06 2014

Lifting The Lid: Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience

Since joining the Good Thinking Society, I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking for many groups around the country, and indeed the world! I’d like to do as many talks as possible to help introduce the ideas of skeptical activism to new audiences – so if you’d like me to talk for your Skeptics in the Pub, university group, humanist group or other, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to come speak for you.

You can find dates of my upcoming talks below, and to arrange a talk in your area simply email marsh@goodthinkingsociety.org.

Lifting The Lid: Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience

by Michael MarshallMichael Marshall: Bad News: How PR Came to Rule Modern Journalism

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.

Requirements: projector, screen, audio playback (this talk involves some short video clips with sound).

Catch me at:

  1. Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub – 2nd November 2016
  2. Australian Skeptics National Convention, Melbourne – 25th November 2016
  3. Sydney Skeptics in the Pub – TBD
  4. Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub – TBD

Past events:

  1. QED 2016 – Manchester – 14th-16th October 2016
  2. Brighton Skeptics in the Cafe – 27th September 2016
  3. Norwich Skeptics in the Pub – 13th September 2016
  4. Essex Skeptics in the Pub – 14th September 2016
  5. LIDo PhD Retreat – High Wycombe – 8th September 2016
  6. Edinburgh Festival – Skeptics on the Fringe – 10th August 2016
  7. Leicester Skeptics in the Pub – 19th July 2016
  8. Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub – 14th July 2016
  9. Teesside Skeptics in the Pub – 7th July 2016
  10. Southport Philosophy in the Pub – 6th June 2016
  11. Bedford Skeptics in the Pub – 21st April 2016
  12. Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub – 29th February 2016
  13. Reading Skeptics in the Pub – 15th February 2016
  14. Brighton Humanists – 3rd February 2016
  15. Cork Skeptics in the Pub – 29th January 2016
  16. Dublin Skeptics in the Pub – 28th January 2016
  17. Eastbourne Skeptics in the Pub – 27th January 2016
  18. CFI UK: Science in the Media, Conway Hall, London – 12th December 2015
  19. Durham University Humanists – 25th November 2015
  20. Leeds Skeptics in the Pub – 24th November 2015
  21. High Wycombe Skeptics in the Pub – 18th November 2015
  22. Exeter Humanists – 14th November 2015
  23. Cardiff Skeptics in the Pub – 17th November 2015
  24. Bristol Skeptics in the Pub – 28th October 2015
  25. Liverpool Skeptics in the Pub – 15th October 2015
  26. Milton Keynes Skeptics in the Pub – 14th October 2015
  27. York Skeptics in the Pub – 24th August 2015
  28. Malmo Skeptics in the Pub, Sweden – 21st September 2015
  29. Cambridge Skeptics in the Pub – 28th July 2015
  30. Oxford Skeptics in the Pub – 22nd July 2015
  31. Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub – 15th July 2015
  32. Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub – 8th July 2015
  33. Nottingham Skeptics in the Pub – 7th July 2015
  34. QED, Manchester – 24th-26th April 2015 (new talk)
  35. Liverpool SciBar – 7th April 2015
  36. Cheltenham Skeptics in the Pub – 31th March 2015
  37. Northern Ireland Science Festival, Belfast – 24th February 2015
  38. Dublin Skeptics in the Pub – 6th February 2015
  39. Cork Skeptics in the Pub – 5th February 2015
  40. Greenwich Skeptics in the Pub – 4th February 2015
  41. Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub – 12th January 2015
  42. Brisbane, AUS – 1st December 2014
  43. Australian Skeptics National Convention, Sydney, AUS – 29th-30th November 2014
  44. Liverpool Skeptics in the Pub – 20th November 2014
  45. Horsham Skeptics in the Pub – 13th November 2014
  46. Milton Keynes Skeptics in the Pub – 11th November 2014
  47. Southport Philosophy in the Pub – 3rd November 2014
  48. Guildford Skeptics in the Pub – 24th September 2014
  49. Coventry Skeptics in the Pub – 17th September 2014
  50. Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub – 10th September 2014
  51. Barnsley Skeptics in the Pub – 4th September 2014
  52. Winchester Skeptics in the Pub – 28th August 2014
  53. Cambridge Skeptics in the Pub – 27th August 2014
  54. Edinburgh Skeptics on the Fringe – 15th August 2014
  55. Nine Worlds Geekfest, London – 10th August 2014
  56. Nottingham Skeptics in the Pub – 5th August 2014
  57. Lincoln Skeptics in the Pub – 4th August 2014
  58. Greater Manchester Skeptics in the Pub – 10th July 2014
  59. Newcastle Skeptics in the Pub – 9th July 2014
  60. Stoke Skeptics in the Pub – 2nd July 2014
  61. Bristol Skeptics in the Pub – 25th June 2014
  62. York Skeptics in the Pub – 23rd June 2014
  63. Leicester Skeptics in the Pub – 17th June 2014
  64. Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub – 11th June 2014
  65. Brighton Skeptics in the Pub – 10th June 2014
  66. Ealing Skeptics in the Pub – 12th May 2014
  67. Oxford Skeptics in the Pub – 8th May 2014
  68. University of Liverpool Humanists – 29th April 2014
  69. Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub – 28th April 2014
  70. Exeter Skeptics in the Pub – 23rd April 2014
  71. Plymouth Humanists – 22nd April 2014
  72. Teeside Skeptics in the Pub – 3rd April 2014