On the first Thursday each month, Sydney Skeptics (and blow-ins from other places) get together in the Crown Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Goulbourn Streets in the city.
People start gathering about 6PM and the night finishes when the last person leaves (usually around 10PM). At around 7PM we have a short roundup of the previous month’s events in the skeptical world, followed by a short talk by a guest speaker.
The guest speaker is usually announced on this site a couple of weeks in advance. You can also join the Sydney Skeptics Meetup Group to get an email reminder of this and other interesting events.
Our guest speaker for January is Dr Krissy Wilson (PhD), academic in the School of Psychology at the University of Tasmania.
Her talk is titled: “There’s a ‘Me’ In Memory – The reconstructive nature of memories and its implication for belief in the paranormal”.
Krissy was an actress and a flight attendant before she completed her PhD in psychology in London. In November 2007 she emigrated from the UK to take up a position as Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Her main areas of interest are the psychology of belief, the unreliable nature of eyewitness testimony, and the creation of false memories.
To get to the Crown Hotel, walk a few minutes from Central, Museum or Town Hall stations. If you drive, there is a large car park diagonally opposite the hotel (entrance in Goulbourn Street). Please note that we meet upstairs.