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The next  confirmed event is below.

The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

When?
Monday, June 3 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Angela Saini

What's the talk about?

Modern science is pivotal in our understanding of race – not because of the lines that thinkers through the centuries have chosen to trace around human groups, but because, once grouped, what they thought belonging to these groups signified.

Join award-winning science writer Angela Saini as she explores the concepts of race and human variation, both past and present. She dissects the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism persists to this day.

In conversation with...[possibly  a special guest interviewer]

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Wired.

Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published by Fourth Estate in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, and was named the Physics World Book of the Year. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her latest book is Superior: the Return of Race Science.

Books will be on sale at this event and will be cash or card. Signing by the author after the main event.

The event takes place at The Monarch which has a full menu. Please get there early for a table and to order your food and drinks - it's open from 5pm for SitP attendees.

The psychology of achieving the impossible

Richard Wiseman

When?
Monday, July 1 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Richard Wiseman

What's the talk about?

Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the Moon.  

Combining personal interviews with cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space.

He identifies the key principles that make up the Apollo Mindset and describes practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into your life.

Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology and is the author of the bestselling Quirkology and 59 Seconds. He is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British media.

The event takes place at The Monarch which has a full menu. Please get there early for a table and to order your food and drinks.

£3 donation to cover costs and speaker expenses.

The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

Michael Marshall

When?
Monday, August 5 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Michael Marshall

What's the talk about?

In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society for his show Be Reasonable, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream, spawning thousands of hours of YouTube videos, gaining widespread international media coverage, and attracting countless followers. How did we get here?

In this talk, Marshall will talk through his experiences of the Flat Earth movement, take a look at the leaders and some of their reasoning, and report back from the weekend he spent at the UK’s first ever Flat Earth convention.

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, going undercover to expose psychics and quack medics, and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

The event takes place at The Monarch which has a full menu. Please get there early for a table and to order your food and drinks.

£3 donation to cover costs and speaker expenses.