Chichester Skeptics in the Pub

Welcome to Chichester Skeptics In the Pub. We meet once a month at the Chichester Inn for a healthy dose of skepticism and drinks - please feel free to join us.

Talks will take place in the main bar from 7.30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Entry fee is £3 to cover running costs. This is a non-profit organisation.

... and other myths about food and health

Pixie Turner

When?
Tuesday, August 20 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

38 West Street
Chichester
PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 783185
Email: info@chichesterinn.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterinn.co.uk

Who?
Pixie Turner

What's the talk about?

Despite a wealth of information at our fingertips, there are still so many things we get wrong about our health. With a new diet book out every other day, it’s no wonder people are confused. What should we be eating? When? How often? Just how important is food when it comes to our overall health?

Pixie will unpack why diet and nutrition misinformation is so problematic. Expect some myth busting, diet rants, and lots of fully-referenced evidence-based science.

Pixie Turner studied biochemistry and is a nutritionist, food blogger, science communicator and author. She is the brains behind the 'Pixie Nutrition' social media accounts, which aim to infiltrate the wellness movement and debunk nutrition misinformation online. 
 
£5 entrance on the door.  Everyone welcome. This is a not-for-profit event.

An introduction to Cryogenics and Superconductivity

Dr Jess Spurrell

When?
Tuesday, September 17 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

38 West Street
Chichester
PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 783185
Email: info@chichesterinn.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterinn.co.uk

Who?
Dr Jess Spurrell

What's the talk about?

When Dr Jess Spurrell says she works in cryogenics, the first thing people ask is, "Do you freeze dead people? Or aliens?"

At very low temperatures, all sorts of unusual things can happen. Electrical resistance can disappear, frogs and surfers can levitate, liquid can climb out of its container, biological processes can be slowed almost to a halt.

Dr Jess Spurrell is School-University Partnership Officer at the University of Southampton. She has a PhD in Cryogenic Engineering and Superconductivity. 

Jess is an ambassador for women in engineering and has given numerous talks and demonstrations. 

£5 entrance on the door. 

When?
Tuesday, September 17 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

38 West Street
Chichester
PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 783185
Email: info@chichesterinn.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterinn.co.uk

Who?
Graham Smith

What's the talk about?

 TBC Graham Smith from Republic will be talking about replacing the monarchy with a republic.

Proportional Representation vs First Past the Post debate

When?
Tuesday, November 19 2019 at 7:30PM

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Who?
Local councillors

What's the talk about?

 TBA

Doctors of Delusion, Medical Mavericks and Healthcare Hucksters

When?
Tuesday, December 17 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

38 West Street
Chichester
PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 783185
Email: info@chichesterinn.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterinn.co.uk

Who?
Richard Rawlins

What's the talk about?

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In this talk, Richard tells of some of the more egregious practitioners of pseudo-medicine, purveyors of false promises and fraudulent charlatans who have preyed on the vulnerable and gullible down the ages. Here he applies his experience as a surgeon and intuition as a magician to a critical consideration of deceit, deception and downright skull-duggery.

Richard revealed The Secrets of Alternative Medicine to Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub last August. Now he turns his attention to the practitioners, puffs and promoters who still prey on those who lack sufficient scepticism.

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Dr. Richard Rawlins is a former lecturer in Anatomy, King’s College, London, Clinical Director of Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bedford Hospital and Chairman of the UK Consultants Conference. Now retired from the NHS, Richard continues in practice as an expert witness for the courts and the GMC in cases of personal injury and clinical negligence.

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