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In GOOP Health?
March 9, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pmFree
For our event falling closest to International Women’s Day we’re turning the spotlight towards a thorn in the side of women’s health.
Founded in 2008 by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, GOOP has gone from a weekly lifestyle newsletter to a multi million dollar enterprise offering a plethora of new-age ‘wellness’ products and services. They hit the headlines again recently with the release of a six-part documentary series on Netflix ‘The GOOP Lab’.
The show features a plethora of pseudoscientific topics such as energy healing, psychedelic drugs, cold therapy, anti-aging, mediumship, and female sexuality.
In this talk we will take a look at some of their products, the claims they make (with the safety net of a carefully crafted legal disclaimer), and assess the risk to public health.
About the speaker:
Tracey Jolliffe is a microbiologist working in the NHS. She has presented many talks and posters at a national level. Most notably amongst these are her three previous appearances speaking for Glasgow Skeptics (STIs, Organ Donation, and a sold out talk about her evening work as ‘The Batnurse’)
Drop-in event. No ticket required, just show up!
Over 18s only
Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.