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In The Geek Midwinter

The Berkshire Skeptics Society proudly presents In The Geek Midwinter, at Reading’s South Street Arts Centre on 10 December 2013.

In The Geek Midwinter (copyright Peter Jago @peterjagoo)

“A celebration of the joy of all of things geeky . . . an evening of music, comedy, science and story telling. Fantastic entertainment with the added bonus that you’re bound to learn about a bunch of interesting things.”

We have scoured the country for the smartest, funniest, sexiest nerds for your entertainment:

  • Science boffin troubadour and pioneer of Geekpop, Jonny Berliner
  • Award-winning comedian and creator of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science, Helen Keen
  • Simon Watt – biologist, writer, comedian and science communicator, presenter on TV’s Inside Nature’s Giants and president of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society
  • Our host and compère for the evening, the utterly brilliant comedian, artist and podcaster Iszi Lawrence.

Tickets are £10 from Reading Arts.

SkeptiCamp London 2013

My only frustration with running Reading SITP is that there are so many brilliant people out there with interesting things to say, but we can only fit so many in. Wouldn’t it be great, every so often, to have an event where sample of a wide range of skeptical topics? Maybe a day-long meeting with literally dozens of short talks from all kinds of people?

Berkshire Skeptics and Soho Skeptics are proud to announce SkeptiCamp London 2013, on Saturday 24th August at Conway Hall.

SkeptiCamps are informal, community-organized conferences, where everyone can share and learn in an open environment. Anyone can give a talk, whether you’re a seasoned speaker on the SITP circuit or just a casual skeptic with something interesting to share.

Of course, you can simply come along and hear what others have to say. But talks are only 15 minutes each, and are you sure you don’t have something to get off your chest?

Tickets for the whole day are just £5 via Eventbrite, and you can sign up to give a talk here.

This SkeptiCamp is a joint venture between Berkshire Skeptics and Soho Skeptics and is led by Chris Higgins, former organiser of SkeptiCamp Melbourne and Melbourne SITP. The exact schedule for the day will be published nearer the time. Til then, get your updates via the SkeptiCamp website, via Facebook or Twitter.

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