Activism and Good Thinking

A session at QED 2013

Sunday 14th April, 2013

2:00pm to 2:50pm (GMT)

Panel discussion and workshop. Featuring Simon Singh, Richard Saunders and Michael Marshall. Moderated by Andy Wilson.

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Simon Singh

Science writer; TV producer; co-author of "Trick or Treatment?"

Simon Singh is a science writer and TV producer who has specialised in writing about complex scientific topics in an accessible manner, with work including Big Bang and Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial. It was while promoting the latter that Simon found himself on the wrong end of a libel suit from the British Chiropractic Association. (He won.)

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Richard Saunders

Host of The Skeptic Zone podcast; Australian Skeptics

Richard Saunders is the producer of The Skeptic Zone podcast and can be seen on national TV in Australia as the Skeptical Judge on THE ONE. Richard is heavily involved in the Australian Skeptics organization. In 2009 Richard exposed the trickery behind the PowerBalance wrist band fad. In his free time he is part of the Mystery Investigators, a critical thinking show for schools. Richard is also an origami expert and author of 30 books for children. He often travels to the USA to speak at conventions and meetings. He also founded Sydney Skeptics in the Pub in 2003.

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Michael Marshall

Merseyside Skeptics Society

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Andy Wilson

Host of InKredulous podcast

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QED 2013

England England, Manchester

13th14th April 2013

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Time 2:00pm2:50pm GMT

Date Sun 14th April 2013


The Douglas Adams Room, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly

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Books by speaker

  • Horrorgami
  • Prehistoric Aussiegami
  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

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