Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub is an informal monthly event. If you are unfamiliar with Skeptics in the Pub, it started in 1999 in London as a regular lecture series on all things skeptical. It provided an opportunity for rational thinkers to meet and discuss all things skeptical as well as have a monthly presentation by a renowned skeptic or even believer followed by a Q&A.
Skeptics has spread across the UK and we have had a group in Aberdeen since September 2010. There are over a dozen Skeptics in the Pub in England, but this is only one of three groups in Scotland (the others being Glasgow and Edinburgh).
The organisers of Aberdeen Skeptics in the Pub are Heather Doran and Sonia Watson. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of every month at Cellar 35 (check every event for final details as these arrangements could change). Our meetings are informal and everyone is very chatty so do not be afraid of coming if you are on your own.
Coming along to a Skeptics in the Pub event is free, although to pay for speakers expenses we do ask for donations.
For more details, or if you have a talk you think we might like to host, feel free to contact one of the organisers using the contact page, or just come along to the next event!
Find us on Facebook and on Twitter at @ABDN_SITP or Heather at @hapsci, Sonia at @nonisa, or Lee at @javaxnerd.
Thursday, May 26 2016 at 7:30PM
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225 Holburn Street
What's the talk about?
Robin Tudge is a writer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who has lived and worked in Chicago, Moscow, Hanoi, Beijing and Pyongyang, and among other tomes wrote the pioneering Bradt Guide to North Korea, now in its third edition. He has visited North Korea several times since 2001 and led tours there in 2013 and 2015 for the leading tour company, Koryo Tours. He is to present an illustrated talk on travelling to that impoverished, surprising country, so show what can really be seen beyond the Potemkin illusion.
This event has a small charge £5/£3 on the door.
It is also part of the University of Aberdeen May Festival. You can check out the full programme of activities here http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/