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May 2019

Dave Alnwick: Actual Magic – Ed Fringe Preview for Glasgow Skeptics

May 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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It's not often that we break our 'Monday nights only' rule, but when we get an offer like this from Dave then we CAN'T say no. You may remember the amazing show he gave for us to mark our 200th event, so it's great to have him back! View event on Facebook, or Meetup Dave Alnwick is a Magician. This is a Magic Show. Thirteen full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. Three national tours. One TV special. New show for 2019. 'Completely…

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June 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Sci: The Interplay of Science & Arts

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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So we don't have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date ... but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead. The topic this month: The Interplay of Science and Arts in our Perceptions of the World In CP Snow's 1959 Rede Lecture his thesis was that "the intellectual life of the whole of western society" was split into two cultures – the sciences and the humanities – and that this was a…

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How well do you know your population? LSCS

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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In association with Glasgow Science Festival, we're hosting social scientists from the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland for a fact-finding mission. See event on Facebook or Meetup PLEASE NOTE: The presenter has asked, where possible, for audience members to bring an internet enabled device (e.g. smartphone/ tablet/ laptop). Think you know your country? We'll separate population fact from fiction with smartphone and tablet based quizzes and interactive discussion. For more information please visit the Glasgow Science Festival website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/glasgowsciencefestival2019/adult/headline_637102_en.html Kickoff at 7pm…

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How do we know which statistics we can trust?

June 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Road
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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As a biostatistician, Dr Sarah Barry often rails against the news headlines, particularly in relation to health. We are variously told that alcohol is good for us/bad for us, bacon will give us cancer, rice will poison us, screen time will turn our children into monsters…. It can be difficult to know how to interpret all of these messages and how to apply them to our lives. In this talk we will take a look at a few recent headlines…

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