Leeds Skeptics are a friendly group of free thinkers who get together to discuss issues of science, pseudoscience and philosophy - a broad range of topics from homoeopathy and creationism to space weather and generic research. Importantly, we like to do this "in the Pub." You can find out more about us here.
15 June 2013
Magic boffin Oliver Meech meddles with forces we barely understand, in a comedy magic show for the QI generation. Brain-boggling tricks inspired by mind-blowing science. It's the Natural Selection!
8 July 2013
John Sweeney is 'psychotic, a bigot and a liar', and also the reporter who made the BBC Panorama programmes about the Church of Scientology. He'll be presenting a talk on his book "Church of Fear". [More].
21 August 2013
The notion that one can judge a person’s character on the basis of their facial appearance is an idea that dates back to the ancient Greeks and for a short period, the practice of physiognomy was considered scientific. Despite the fact that this ancient practice has long been discredited, the idea that one can “read” a person’s character simply by looking at their face still persists within folk psychology. In fact, this belief and our natural tendency to judge people on the basis of facial appearance has a surprisingly pervasive effect on all of our lives. [More].