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 @java7nerd.
Thursday, March 17 2016 at 7:30PM
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What's the talk about?
Stevyn Colgan has been involved with aliens for three decades. He’s held Jabba the Hutt’s face, helped sculpt creatures for Bruce Willis to shoot at, and had a script accepted for Doctor Who in the 1980s. In this entertaining talk, you’ll hear about feuding gangs of scientists, film directors with less imagination than children, and the perils of concrete poo.
Stevyn Colgan is an author, artist, songwriter, speaker and oddly-spelled Cornishman. He is one of the ‘Elves’ that research and write the popular BBC TV series ‘QI’ and co-writes its sister show, ‘The Museum of Curiosity’, for BBC Radio 4.
This event is suitable for those aged over 18.
Why not join us for the 'Speed Science' event taking place before the Skeptics in the Pub? This event is free and you can get tickets here.
This talk is part of the British Science Week programme of events taking place in Aberdeen. To see the full programme visit our website.
Book your ticket (£3-£5) on Eventbrite.