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Skeptics on the Fringe 2014

A Slice of Reason with your Cup of Fringe.

2 23 August 2014

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22 speakers

  • Rebecca O'Neill @restlesscurator founder of Dublin Skeptics in the Pub; co-host and producer one of the few all-female skeptical podcasts: The Skeprechauns
  • Peter Naish Past President of the hypnosis section at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the British False Memory Society
  • Nathan Gale Development Officer at Scottish Transgender Alliance
  • Kathy Charles @kathy_charles PhD Psychology Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University since 2007
  • Craig Leff @celeff researcher at University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL/MSSL); previously 20 years at NASA JPL
  • Ken MacLeod @amendlocke Writer in Residence at the MA Creative Writing course at Edinburgh Napier University; author of 14 novels including Descent (2014); winner of BSFA & Prometheus
  • Claudia Schaffner A biologist by trade, a skeptic by choice and a nerd by birth, she spends her days making life impossible for hapless cell cultures.
  • Adam Cuerden raised in fundamentalist Christianity, before his whole family abandoned it; member of Edinburgh Skeptics since 2011
  • Anthony McCluskey @BumblebeeTrust Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • Heather Doran @hapsci PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and now works at the University of Aberdeen; organizer of Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub
  • Sonia Watson @nonisa PhD student in Physiology at University of Aberdeen; organizer of Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub
  • Brigitte West Beauty by the Geeks is a group that critically examines and review the scientific, or pseudo-scientific, basis to claims made by leading cosmetics manufacturers
  • Robb Hollis @HobbRollis Beauty by the Geeks Science Communications and Science Outreach Co-ordinator
  • PZ Myers @pzmyers scientist specializing in evolution and developmental biology; blogger at Pharyngula at Freethought Blogs
  • Michael Marshall @MrMMarsh Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and Project Director of the Good Thinking Society
  • Kate Cross @CatharineCross lecturer in psychology at the University of St Andrews
  • Julia Collins @haggismaths Mathematics Engagement Officer at the University of Edinburgh
  • Frances Ryan @cleverfrances research student in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Caroline Watt @KPUNews founding member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit; former president of the Parapsychological Association
  • Jonny Scaramanga @JonnyScaramanga former fundamentalist who blogs at Leaving Fundamentalism; Ockham Award winner
  • Richard Burdett @rgburdett Managing Director of Horse & Country TV
  • Richard Wiseman @RichardWiseman Psychologist & author of several books; his YouTube videos have over 200 million videos; named one of the most influential psychologists in 2014

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Saturday 23rd August 2014

25 known attendees

  • Jelena Levin
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  • Cavey Davey
  • Rebecca O'Neill
  • Edinburgh Skeptics
  • Peter Naish
  • Nathan Gale
  • Kathy Charles
  • Craig Leff
  • Ken MacLeod
  • Adam Cuerden
  • BBCT
  • Heather Doran
  • Sonia Watson
  • Brigitte West
  • Robb Hollis
  • PZ Myers
  • Michael Marshall
  • Kate Cross
  • Haggis
  • Frances Ryan
  • Koestler Parapsych
  • Jonny Scaramanga
  • Richard Burdett
  • Richard Wiseman

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