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September 2022

Psychedelic Renaissance – magical thinking or mental health breakthrough?

September 20, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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What are psychedelics? How do they work? What are the risks? How effective are they? All these questions and more will be answered as we take a trip into the wider universe of therapeutic psychedelics. Our speaker, Kate Mollison, has been a Psychotherapist for over two decades, and is a member of the Psychedelic Health Professionals Network, an organisation created in 2020 to keep up to date with latest developments in research in relation to therapeutic use of psychedelics -…

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October 2022

Can you 3D-print bone marrow? Using engineering approaches to tackle human disease

October 18, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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View event on Facebook here View event on Meetup here View event on Eventbrite here Animal models and culturing cells on flat plastic surfaces have been crucial in discovering new medicines, however, these methods can fall short, as over 90% of possible medicines fail when given to humans. Why? Because humans and animals harbour many differences, and because plastic cell culture dishes are such a different environment compared to the human body. Can we replace these with new, cheaper and…

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November 2022

Inside the White Rose: an anti-vaxx, Covid conspiracy theory ecosystem

November 15, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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This is a very special occasion for us - event number 300! We've been doing this for 13 years now, so come join us to celebrate, and for a fascinating talk from one of the shining lights of the Skeptics Community. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup View event on Eventbrite When 2020 brought with it a new strain of coronavirus, the world was plunged into confusion and uncertainty. While most people accepted the realities of the virus,…

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January 2023

Putting the Meta into metastasis – How Facebook facilitates the viral spread of cancer misinformation

January 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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When Brian's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer there was just one thing to do: Cry uncontrollably for weeks. Once he'd finished doing that he decided to dip his toes into the murky waters of alternative health groups on social media to see what kind of advice he'd get for his wife's condition. Join us for an express tour of Facebook-fuelled quackery, conspiracism, grifting, and misplaced goodwill. You'll even get to try some of the cancer 'cures' on offer, and…

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