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 @java7nerd.

Dr. Karen Salt

When?
Thursday, November 6 2014 at 7:30PM

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Who?
Dr. Karen Salt

What's the talk about?

 Trust is such a simple concept, yet battles have been fought over it. Love has crumbled without it as a foundation while communities have splintered due to its absence. This talk aims to unpack the simple, yet complex dynamic of trust by pondering who do you trust, why and how can trust be repaired – individually and collectively – in society.

This event is part of the Festival of Social Science, which runs 1 - 8 November. To view the full programme please click HEREThe Festival of Social Science, a UK-wide celebration of research in the social sciences supported by the Economic and Social Research Council ESRC. The Festival of Social Science Aberdeen is delivered and coordinated by the University of Aberdeen. 

Satirical Views of Humanity in Film & Literature

Dr. Aideen M. O'Leary, Dr. David Wheatley, and Dr. Paul Flaig

When?
Thursday, November 20 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE

Who?
Dr. Aideen M. O'Leary, Dr. David Wheatley, and Dr. Paul Flaig

What's the talk about?

Discover and discuss current research on how humans use visual and verbal mockery to engage with each other and with our natural and digital environments. This event encourages discussion and participation in an informal and relaxed environment.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival, which runs 15 - 23 November. To visit the full programme please visit here.This event is part of The Festival of Social Science, a UK-wide celebration of research in the social sciences supported by the Economic and Social Research Council ESRC. The Festival of Social Science Aberdeen is delivered and coordinated by the University of Aberdeen.