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June 2018

Organ Donation – Education or Innovation?

June 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Doors open at 7.15, and kickoff is at 7.30. To view event on Facebook click here Organ donation saves lives. That’s something that nobody could argue with. But what’s the best way to go about recruiting donors? Opt-in? Opt-out? Could we do something different? This talk will look at the current situation in the UK, and what might happen in the future. About the speaker: As a microbiologist working in the NHS, Tracey Jolliffe has presented many talks and posters…

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July 2018

Glasgow Skeptics Bored Meeting: Evil plans and a pint or two

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Glasgow Skeptics? Ever pondered on the identity of the criminal masterminds orchestrating this intellectual symphony? Ever wished you could have a glimpse into the future to see what events are in the pipeline? Ever felt that you'd like to be more involved in this most wondrous of organisations? If the answer to any of the above questions is YES - then you should probably get out more. However, you're more than…

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The Trump Test for Dementia

July 9 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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On the eve of Donald Trump's visit to the UK, we take a retrospective look at the results of his dementia test, which he passed with 'flying colors'. Does being able to identify a rhino mean you are fit to lead the free world? Many people laughed at the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which seemed absurdly simple. But what would have been an appropriate test? And how do you tell ‘normal’ from ‘abnormal’ when it comes to memory?   About the…

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Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Kickoff at 7pm sharp. Top floor of the store. Also, please note this is on a Wednesday, and not our usual Monday night slot. View event on Facebook here In a special talk for Glasgow Skeptics, science writer Gavin Francis considers the transformations in mind and body that continue across the arc of human life. We can’t avoid puberty, the menopause, or our hair turning grey. Others may be welcome milestones along our path – a much-wanted pregnancy, a cancer…

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