Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub is an informal monthly event. If you are unfamiliar with Skeptics in the Pub, it started in 1999 in London as a regular lecture series on all things skeptical. It provided an opportunity for rational thinkers to meet and discuss all things skeptical as well as have a monthly presentation by a renowned skeptic or even believer followed by a Q&A.
Skeptics has spread across the UK and we have had a group in Aberdeen since September 2010. There are over a dozen Skeptics in the Pub in England, but this is only one of three groups in Scotland (the others being Glasgow and Edinburgh).
The organisers of Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub are Heather Doran and Sonia Watson. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of every month at Cellar 35 (check every event for final details as these arrangements could change). Our meetings are informal and everyone is very chatty so do not be afraid of coming if you are on your own.
Coming along to a Skeptics in the Pub event is free, although to pay for speakers expenses we do ask for donations.
For more details, or if you have a talk you think we might like to host, feel free to contact one of the organisers using the contact page, or just come along to the next event!
Find us on Facebook and on Twitter at @ABDN_SITP or Heather at @hapsci, Sonia at @nonisa, or Lee at @javaxnerd.
How To Be A Psychic Conman AND Ash Pryce Vs. The Other Side
Thursday, April 27 2017 at 7:30PM
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35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE
What's the talk about?
Two shows in one night with the incredible Ash Pryce!
Show One: How To Be A Psychic Conman
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan, as Snake Oil Salesman Ash Pryce demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery, taught to your humble trickster by a wise man in the Philippines.
See with wonder of the telekinetic forces at work as you learn how to move objects with your mind, psychically predict the outcome of the historic Zener Cards and read the minds of your peers. This show will take a look at the more magical side of psychic claims, whereas the sister show How to Talk to the Dead looked specifically at spirit communication in the past, this show will look at some of the more incredible claims that persist today.
The types of demonstrations that blur the line between the honest deception of magic, and the dishonesty of those hoping to make a quick buck out of your deep rooted beliefs.
An interactive, skeptical, how to guide to a whole host of psychic scammery. Warning to those on the front row… there will be blood!
Show Two: Ash Pryce Vs. The Other Side
A new mind reading show drawing inspiration from the psychic world and Victorian spiritualism. Re-enacting spirit communication, the power of psychometry and direct mind reading demonstrations. A preview of Ash’s Edinburgh fringe Show 2017, you will get a unique opportunity to see it before anyone else in the world.