Michael Marshall

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.

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Nov 30 2017

NHS England calls for homeopathy to be blacklisted; Enfield CCG ends homeopathy funding

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Earlier today, NHS England announced recommendations that GPs should no longer prescribe homeopathic treatments or herbal remedies, and called on the Secretary of State for Health to put both on the NHS Blacklist, which would prevent any NHS funds being spent on prescribing either treatment. The announcement came after NHS England’s consultation on “Items which …

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Nov 24 2017

Yuji Okitani wins UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ Final

Simon Singh, Yuji Okitani and Matt Parker

Yuji Okitani from Tapton School in Sheffield was today crowned the 2017 UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, our annual search for the country’s top young mathematical mind. Yuji competed in the final earlier today, alongside fellow finalists Connie Bambridge-Sutton from Reigate Grammar School, Surrey, Dougie Dolleymore from King Edwards School, Birmingham, …

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Oct 31 2017

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician finalists announced

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician logo

The second round of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is now complete, and we are delighted to be able to announce the four students, who will be taking part in the UK final next month: Connie Bambridge-Sutton from Reigate Grammar School, Surrey Dougie Dolleymore from King Edwards School, Birmingham Timothy Kang from St Paul’s …

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Oct 04 2017

Good Thinking Supporters October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter: NHS England public consultation on ending homeopathy needs your views – it ends this month. Plus: an update on Who Wants To Be A Mathematician: The Mirror asks Superdrug and Boots to provide evidence that their homeopathic teething products work; 700 GPs prescribed homeopathy on the NHS last year; and a last call …

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Sep 06 2017

Good Thinking Supporters September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter: NHS England public consultation on ending homeopathy, and our Who Wants to Be a Mathematician competition for students

Aug 29 2017

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

eft to right: Simon Singh (Good Thinking), Yuji Okitani (Tapton Academy), Charlie Hu (City of London School), Simon Wisniewski (St Paul's Catholic College), winner Connie Bambridge-Sutton (Reigate Grammar School), John Harber (King's College London Mathematics School), Shavindra Jayasekera (Wilson's School), Matt Parker (Maths Fest). Photo by Ben Sparks.

Win $10,000 and a trip to California. Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a terrific maths contest for high school students across America, and last year we ran a separate UK version involving 200 schools and 800 students. It was a huge success, so this year the contest is back… and this time we …

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Aug 07 2017

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

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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

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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.

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