Each month, Skeptics in the Pub find a speaker - typically a scientist or prominent sceptic who will speak for around 40 minutes. The subjects of the talks vary, but they will typically be about a common belief that either cannot be justified by the available evidence, or that can actually be demonstrated to be false by the available evidence.
Examples of these subjects are:
- Alternative Medicine
- Psychics & Mediums
- Religious Beliefs
- Holocaust Denial
To find out more see their website.
May 20th - The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and Big Bang, talks about his latest book, which explores mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons. Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but very few people realise that its team of mathematically gifted writers have used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Singh will also discuss how writers of Futurama have similarly made it their missions to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.