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.

Kat Arney

Thursday, March 16 2017 at 7:30PM

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Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen

Kat Arney

What's the talk about?

Herding Hemingway's Cats - How do our genes work?

Time: 7.30pm
Age 18+

£6/4 (students, concessions) on the door

Venue: The Tunnels, Carnegie's Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF

The language of genes has become common in media. We know they make your eyes blue, your hair curly or your nose straight. We’re told that genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease or Alzheimer’s. But how do they work? With the help of cats with thumbs, fish with hips and wobbly worms, Kat will unpack some of the mysteries in our DNA and explain the latest thinking.
Her book will be on sale too.

Why not come along to SPEED SCIENCE before the event and meet some of the scientists of tomorrow (same venue, from 6pm, free but tickets needed - https://www.facebook.com/events/1853472501564214/ 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the British Science Week programme athttp://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/nsew/ for more events taking place between the 10-19 March