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Why is Critical Thinking not encouraged in RE Classes?
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…Find out more »
Psychedelic Renaissance – magical thinking or mental health breakthrough?
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 -…Find out more »
Can you 3D-print bone marrow? Using engineering approaches to tackle human disease
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…Find out more »
Inside the White Rose: an anti-vaxx, Covid conspiracy theory ecosystem
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,…Find out more »