There are a lot of good things hereabouts in May that I think many of our friends will enjoy. Here’s a brief round-up.
- Wed 7 May – Maidenhead Skeptics In The Pub – Prof Paul Whitehead, “Climate Change Reality and Myths – From Stone Henge to the Lower Thames Flooding”
- Thu 8 May – Oxford Skeptics In The Pub – Michael Marshall, “Lifting The Lid: Ongoing adventures in the world of pseudoscience”
- Mon 12 May – Reading Café Scientifique – Dr Katie Tucker, “The Search for Alfred the Great”
- Tue 13 May – Reading University public lecture – “Overcoming Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People”
- Thu 15 May – Reading Skeptics In The Pub – Dr Lynne Murphy, “How America Saved The English Language”
- Mon 19 May – Basingstoke Café Scientifique – Prof John Shepherd FRS, “Climate Change: What’s happening and what can we do about it?”
- Tue 20 May – Didcot Café Scientifique – Prof Nick Terrill from Diamond Light Source, “Old Bones to Aerosols – Small Angle X-ray Scattering at Diamond”
- Tue 20 May – Wallingford Café Scientifique – Dr Melody Sandells, “The Colour of Snow”
- Wed 21 May – High Wycombe Skeptics In The Pub – Dr Stephen Law, “Believing Bullshit”
- Fri 23 May – Robin Ince is in and out of his mind, at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre
Finally, although Camden is a little out of our neighbourhood, here’s a Sunday afternoon event that I think is worth the trip: a historical comedy jamboree featuring some very good friends of ours:
Comedian Iszi Lawrence hosts The Z List Dead List – a live comedy show about obscure characters from history. From the very skeptical to the downright bizarre, find out about the creative minds, the bloody murders & the amazing discoveries that have been left to get dusty in the forgotten pages of unfashionable history books.
Guest ‘Historians’ this month include ‘Answer Me This’ podcast host Helen Zaltzman, the poet, children’s author and beard owner A.F. Harrold, the skeptical ‘Pod Delusion’ podcast host James O’Malley and nerdgasmic songstress Helen Arney.
Expect death, sex and swearing, all at tea time!
Let me know in the comments below of good things I’ve missed.