Welcome, 

To Stoke Skeptics in the Pub, the first (and hopefully not last) Skeptics in the Pub group to be set up in Staffordshire. 

Established in October 2011 we put on a minimum of 8 pub talks per year, if not more. . 

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A Humanist Cult?*

Adrian Bailey

When?
Sunday, April 30 2017 at 3:00PM

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Where?

67 Etruria Old Road,
Etruria,
Stoke-On-Trent,
ST1 5PE.

Who?
Adrian Bailey

What's the talk about?

 NEW SUNDAY AFTERNOON SLOT! Adrian is a secondary school teacher and former chair of Birmingham Humanists group. A few years ago he had a brief flirtation with Scientology before quickly coming to the conclusion that the negatives far outweighed the positives, and eventually he was excommunicated.

 

So, what is Scientology and what’s it all about? ‘Scientology: A Humanist Cult?’ will explore its origins, its principles and whether or not there anything at all that we can learn from it.

 

*Includes fun quiz!

£4 per head will get you a ticket in our drinks raffle, two lucky attendees will win a FREE pint on the night.

 

and what we can do about it

Michael Marshall

When?
Wednesday, May 10 2017 at 7:00PM

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Who?
Michael Marshall

What's the talk about?

 Homeopathy is one of the most widely debunked form of alternative medicine – yet homeopathic remedies adorn the shelves of respected pharmacies and are funded by taxpayers on the NHS. How big of a problem is this? Using information and personal experiences gathered during his last 6 years of campaigning against homeopathy, Michael Marshall will highlight how much money is spent on homeopathic remedies, how this gives undeserved credibility to homeopathy, how such remedies can lead to genuine harm and what you can do to help.

 

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

£4 per head will get you a ticket in our drinks raffle, two lucky attendees will win a FREE pint on the night.