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Thursday 13 March, The Stags Head Pub at 20:30
Dubliner Colm Mulcahy is Professor of Mathematics at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. He is currently on leave and visiting The American University in Washington, DC. He’s blogged for the MAA, Aperiodical, Huffington Post and Scientific American. He recently published the 380-page full-colour book “Mathematical Card Magic” (CRC Press). He was fortunate to know Martin Gardner for the last decade of his life.
The next talk will take place on Sunday 15th July in the Exchange, Temple Bar.
Our Speaker on the night will be Martin Robbins a Berkshire-based researcher and science writer. He writes about science, pseudoscience and evidence-based politics… (Bio nicked from the Guardian website).
His talk will centre around the work he did last year tracking down homeopaths in East Africa for a documentary that’s in production at the moment.
The next Dublin Skeptics event will take place in the Exchange at 7:30 on Saturday 3rd March when our speaker Ronald Green will be discussing – nothing.
Why should nothing matter? If anything matters, why should nothing matter? And yet it does, for there isn’t anything, it seems, that nothing does not touch, or anything that does not touch nothing. History, philosophy, religion, science, art, literature, music – all look towards nothing at some point, stimulating questions that would otherwise not be asked.
We have been lucky enough to be included in the tour that James Onen is doing of the UK and Ireland.
So at 6pm on Sunday 9th October he will giving a talk about “The Rise of Skepticism In Uganda”. He is an author on the blog Free Thought Kampala if you would like some further reading!
Any and all donations to the cost of bringing James in Ireland are greatly welcomed, as well as donations to our wonderful hosts, Exchange Dublin.
As usual in the Exchange there shall be cake and refreshments – feel free to bring along some treats!
Once again we are lucky enough to bag ourselves an amazing guest through luck and serendipity.
Richard Wiseman has very kindly offered to give us a talk call “Researching the Impossible” at 9pm, Thursday May 5th in Exchange Dublin.
As always in the Exchange we can bring along our own cake, snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks. Have a look at some of the pictures from the George Hrab gig to see some of delicious treats we enjoyed! Also there is a kettle and mugs, so you can even have a cuppa and enjoy a world-class talk.
See you then!
I just wanted to give another big thank you to everyone that helped with the George Hrab gig last month.
It goes without saying that none of this would have been possible without Geo wanting to come to Ireland. The fact that he did and was the nicest person you could ever hope to meet just was amazing. But as regards the Irish thanks yous, here goes:
Well this is one way to celebrate one whole year of skepticism in Dublin:
Yes, it is true – Dublin is one of the stops on George’s fabulous Golden Ticket Tour.
8pm 12th February 2011 in Exchange Dublin. The Exchange is a non-alcohol space but everyone is welcome to bring snacks and any non-alcoholic drinks along!
There is no charge on the door, as George is very kindly doing this gig for free and we are using this space for free. However any donations you wish to give towards the costs of this venture – we will not be too polite to refuse you. This money is going towards funding just this gig and no money will be kept as profit.
Our next Skeptics in the Pub meeting will be in the Lord Edward on the 11th December at 6pm.
We are going to have a chat about how possible it is to apply skepticism to voting in Ireland. Fool’s errand? We will also have heard all the bad news surrounding the budget – let’s face it, we will need a drink.
Our good friends from Occam’s Barbershop will be there, trying to get you to commit your opinions to some form of recording – or so I am led to believe!
Hope to see you all there.
We shall have our next SITP on Saturday 11th, kicking off at around 6pm in the Lord Edward.
Sorry about the lack of a meeting in August – but you can just take that as our Summer holiday!
Hope to see you there.