Also I’ve been bullied into making a facebook page which is here:
I’ll post upcoming events here, and in the miniblog, and on that page, and will rig up an RSS feed to pipe a duplicate of the blog over there too. There’s a “group” called badscience which already has about 700 members, but I think the facebook people are transferring all of it over to the new “page”, because only a page can take an RSS feed. For more on the differences between “groups” and “pages” on facebook you might want to waste three hours of your life reading their fascinating technical support documents.
Monday – Skeptics In The Pub
It will be a year since we moved to The Penderel’s Oak this September, so to celebrate we have an extra special guest speaker.
Ben Goldacre is a Doctor of Chiropractic, gaining a First from Oxford Brookes University and a Masters in aromatherapy from the Strand Polytechnic.
He’s most famous for his column in The Grauniad, which can only be described as a users guide to alternative therapies.
He will be giving a talk on “Bad Science”, which, by strange coincidence, is also the name of his book which is currently in the Amazon top 20 bestsellers list and #1 in the popular science list.*
I’m sure Ben will be happy to sign your copies of his book if you bring one along to SitP next Monday after the talk – or until his hand drops off
If you can’t make it down on Monday, Ben will be speaking again at Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross road on Wednesday 17th.
* Some, or all of this biography may be inaccurate or fabricated.
In an age where so-called science is said to be the answer to everything from weight loss to personal happiness and unlimited wealth, join us as Ben Goldacre explains just what science won’t do for you – and why this science craze may not have all the answers.
Monday 15 September @ 7pm
The Penderel’s Oak (The Cellar Bar)
283-288 High Holborn
It will be packed so don’t be late and expect to see anything other than maybe the top of his head.
Tuesday – School for Gifted Children
School for Gifted Children
Tue Sep 16 British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DB
That erudite wonder Robin Ince hosts a night with people enthusing about things they have found out about stuff. Tonight’s guests include the Guardian’s ‘Bad Science’ columnist Ben Goldacre, Mark Thomas, Josie Long and Gavin Osborn.
British Library,96 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2DB, UK
Geo: 51.529987, -0.126988
Price: £7.50, £5 concs
Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras
Wednesday – Foyles Bookshop
Wednesday 17 September, 6:30 pm
The Gallery, Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0EB
“Tickets are free, but must be reserved by emailing email@example.com“