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April 2022

Failure & Redemption: How Science Saves Science

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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View on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/943905072974246 View on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-skeptics/events/284661125 View on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/failure-redemption-how-science-saves-science-tickets-300127478367 In the pursuit of knowledge, efforts in science have brought about some of the most disastrous, shocking, and even hilarious results. But how do we know!? Because… SCIENCE! Megan Crawford, PhD, will reprise her role as Resident Scientist Shocker and present how it’s possible that the very system responsible for humanity’s biggest failures, shockingest shockers, and cheekiest surprises, is oddly still the best system for exposing these very…

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June 2022

Zombies and Vampires and bats, oh my! – Tracey Jolliffe

June 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Is there a Zombie virus? Can you catch Vampirism? In this talk we're going to look at some pathogens that might have given rise to the myths and legends.   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 four previous appearances speaking for Glasgow Skeptics (STIs, Organ Donation, GOOP, and a sold out talk about her evening work as…

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July 2022

What the movies get wrong about fire – Kristen Salzer-Frost

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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One of the drawbacks of expertise is that it can frequently ruin the cinematic experience. With the proliferation of explosive content in action movies, Kristen Salzer-Frost frequently has to make extra efforts to suspend her disbelief. Join us as she grabs her blamethrower to point a critical finger at the big screen's representation of fire. About the speaker Kristen Salzer-Frost is a Lecturer in Fire Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University. She started her career in the industry 20 years ago…

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August 2022

Why is Critical Thinking not encouraged in RE Classes?

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Event Description In the mid 1960’s Clare started teaching Biology in a Large comprehensive school in Glasgow and encountered some hostility from staff, parents and the school chaplain when trying to teach the science that directly contradicted their long-held beliefs. This talk will cover some of those frustrating and occasionally hilarious encounters that were had in those early teaching days. It will also outline the huge amount of evidence, readily available online, which would help pupils decide on the true…

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