Skeptics sponsor school science

The Australian Skeptics are proud to be long term sponsors of many science and critical reasoning prizes and competitions for children around the country. We financially support Victoria’s Science Drama Awards and the Science Talent Search again this year. Both of these events are organised by the Science Teachers Association…

Melbourne: Eleventh Annual Vic Skeptics Trivia Extravaganza

Date: Thursday June 25th 2015 Time: Alfresco Dinner from 6pm – Trivia in The Club Room at 7:30pm sharp Trivia Host: Ken Greatorex Location: La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street, Carlton   Trivia in The Club Room will start at 7:30 sharp (expected finishing time 10 pm) Lots of great…

Melbourne: Skeptics Café – Science Drama Awards, Science Talent Search

Date: June 15th 2015 Time: Dinner from 6pm – Talk from 8pm Speakers: Janice Teng, Jan Campione and Helen Hiotis Talk: Science Drama Awards and Science Talent Search Location: La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street, Carlton Janice Teng will discuss the Science Talent Search – one of Australia’s oldest school…

Blackmores funds Sydney Uni chair in ‘integrative medicine’

Vitamin and supplements company Blackmores is funding a “chair in integrative medicine” at Sydney University. Apparently the University approached Blackmores about the relationship rather than the company making the first move. The new position is titled the Maurice Blackmore Chair which, according to an announcement from the University made today,…

Sydney dinner – Autism myths vs reality

The next Sydney Skeptics dinner will autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conspiracy theories, myths and amateur diagnoses abound, confusing those who seek to know the reality and latest science-based thinking on this condition. The dinner will feature Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national not-for-profit…

Sydney dinner – Autism myths and reality

There are few medical conditions as widely misrepresented as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conspiracy theories, myths and amateur diagnoses abound, confusing those who seek to know the reality and latest science-based thinking on this condition. The next Sydney Skeptics dinner will be on June 20 and will feature Nicole Rogerson,…

Euro Skeptics Congress – London Sept 11-13

The 16th European Skeptics Congress will be held from September 11 to 13 2015, at Goldsmiths College, London. The congress program is now almost complete. Speakers include Jim Al Khalili, Richard Wiseman, Edzard Ernst, Mark Lynas, Catherine de Jong, Chris French, Martin Mahner, Antonin Pavlicek, Stephen Law, and Klaus Schmeh….

European Skeptics Congress

The 16th European Skeptics Congress will be held from September 11 to 13 2015, at Goldsmiths College, London. The congress program is now almost complete. Speakers include Jim Al Khalili, Richard Wiseman, Edzard Ernst, Mark Lynas, Catherine de Jong, Chris French, Martin Mahner, Antonin Pavlicek, Stephen Law, and Klaus Schmeh….

Sydney Skepticamp

The next Skepticamp to be held in Sydney will be on May 30, 10.00am to 4.00pm at the University of Technology (Rooms CB01.04.06 and CB02.04.1). The organisers describe its as an unconference “for the delegates by the delegates”. Everyone is encouraged to bring a topic to speak on, everyone is…

Skepticamp Sydney on May 30

The next Skepticamp “unconference” to be held in Sydney will be on May 30 at the University of Technology. The organisers describe an unconference as “a conference for the delegates by the delegates”. “Everyone is encouraged to bring a topic to speak on, everyone is encouraged to bring questions, and…