Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Not just dollars – the hidden raison d’etre of the art forger

Speaker: Lara Nicholls Date: Monday, 13 July 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Daily Chronicle Room, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston Free Admission Art forgery is as old as time itself.  On the surface, it would seem most fakers and forgers are in the game for the financial rewards it promises…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: When Can Ignorance Be Good For You?

Speaker: Dr. Michael Smithson Date: Monday, 15 June 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission Ignorance is almost always is viewed negatively, and this is understandable. We generally prefer knowing to not knowing. However, a completely negative view of unknowns can blind…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Unskepticism in Education

Speaker: Eran Segev Date: Friday, 15 May 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission It is universally acknowledged that education is important, but there are so many trends, fashions and concepts in education, many of which are mutually exclusive or even contradictory,…

Canberra Skeptics lecture: Sex, Lies and Nectar: Evolutionary Biology as Written by Flowers

Speaker: Dr Michael Whitehead Date: Monday, 13 April 2015 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission In the eyes of evolution, finding a suitable mate for reproduction is one of the most critical stages in any organism’s life. The great majority of flowering…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: ‘The Future of Science’ with Professor Brian Schmidt

‘The Future of Science’ with Professor Brian Schmidt Speaker: Professor Brian Schmidt AC, FRS Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm Date: 19 February 2015 Venue: Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600 Free Admission Come join Professor Brian Schmidt in a Q&A session about the future of science. Want to ask a…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe + George Hrab

Canberra Skeptics Proudly Presents The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe + George Hrab Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Time: 6:00-7:00pm Venue:  Finkel Theatre, John Curtain School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road Australian National University Ticket Price: $10 for general public, and $5 for Canberra Skeptics financial members or concession card…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: “The Making of The Vaccination Chronicles” and “Are Ghosts Scared of Skeptics?”

Speaker: Richard Saunders Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission In this double-barreled talk, Richard Saunders will give an overview of the making of his new documentary “The Vaccination Chronicles”. How did he go about writing, filming and…

George Hrab Live

Canberra Skeptics Proudly Presents George Hrab Live Date: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Time: 8pm onwards Venue: King O’Malley Irish Pub Location: 131 City Walk, Civic Free Admission George Hrab – musician, skeptic and producer of the The Geologic Podcast – is coming to Canberra.  So come to King O’Malley’s Irish…

Brisbane Skepticamp July 19

Brisbane Skeptics in the Pub will be running a Skepticamp event on July 18 at the Hamilton Town Hall, cnr Rossiter Parade and Racecourse Road. Everyone from casual skeptics to experienced commentators can participate, filling 15 minute slots on a topic of their choice. Special guests at the Camp include…

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: The nature and mechanics of false memories

Speaker: Dr Krissy Wilson Date: Monday, 21 July 2014 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602 Free Admission Research has consistently shown that contrary to popular perception, memory is not the reliable cognitive process that the mind as a computer model has suggested. Rather memory…