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The next  confirmed event is below.

Jonny Scaramanga

When?
Monday, November 3 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Jonny Scaramanga

What's the talk about?

Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the '90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination. He talks about what students learn in these schools today, how they learn it, and how skeptics can respond​.

Jonny is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, where he is researching student experiences in Britain's 50 Accelerated Christian Education schools. He has written for the Guardian, the Times Education Supplement, New Humanist, and New Statesman. His broadcast appearances include Newsnight, the Jeremy Vine Show, Radio 4, BBC2, BBC local radio, and Channel 4's 4Thought TV. His blog, Leaving Fundamentalism, won the 2014 Ockham Award for Best Blog. You can follow @JonnyScaramanga on Twitter.

Iszi Lawrence and guests

When?
Monday, December 1 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Iszi Lawrence and guests

What's the talk about?

Iszi is back this year with more festive fun. There will be music, comedy, quizzing and, of course, mince pies. Special guests include Paul Gannon of Geekatorium and comedian Elf Lyons. Bring your own Santa hat.

How Armstrong produced the greatest sporting fraud... until the next one?

Dr Mark Burnley

When?
Monday, January 12 2015 at 12:00AM

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Where?

40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8BG

Who?
Dr Mark Burnley

What's the talk about?

Three great sporting events took place in 2012: Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, Team GB won almost everything at the London Olympics, and Lance Armstrong lost almost everything in the wake of a complicated series of investigations into his performance-enhancing drug use. It was called “the greatest heist in the history of sport”.

This heist was made possible by a number of factors associated with drug efficacy, doping controls and sports politics. To explain these factors, Mark Burnley will describe the physiology, psychology, and sociology of drug use in sport as revealed by Armstrong's case, and suggest what the future may hold for sport in general.

Dr Mark Burnley is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at University of Kent. A member of the Endurance Research Group at Kent, he has a keen interest in endurance performance and exercise testing and has published more than 30 research papers on these topics. He is a Physiology Section Editor for the European Journal of Sport Science and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Physiology and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Like all exercise physiologists, he is a keen sportsman with no significant talent.