Welcome to Barnsley Skeptics in the Pub!

Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at The Old No.7 (cellar bar).

Check the events list for upcoming speakers we have booked.

Andrew Copson

When?
Thursday, October 26 2017 at 8:00PM

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Where?

7 Market Hill
Barnsley
S70 2PX


www.oldno7barnsley.co.uk

Who?
Andrew Copson

What's the talk about?

Andrew is Chief Executive of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association). 
He became Chief Executive in 2010 after five years coordinating Humanists UK’s education and public affairs work. Andrew is also President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). 
 
Together with A C Grayling, Andrew edited Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism (2015).  
His new book, Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom, will be published in September 2017 by Oxford University Press. His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, and New Statesman as well as in various journals.
 
Andrew has represented Humanists UK and the humanist movement extensively in national news including on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky, as well as on programmes such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, the Today programme, Sunday Morning Live, and The Big Questions.
 

Barnsley SitP Xmas Social

Dave Alnwick

When?
Friday, December 1 2017 at 8:00PM

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Where?

7 Market Hill
Barnsley
S70 2PX


www.oldno7barnsley.co.uk

Who?
Dave Alnwick

What's the talk about?

After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe and fresh off the back of hosting QED 2017, Skeptic regular Dave Alnwick tours his new show 'Literally the Best Magician'.

Is Dave Literally the Best Magician?  He certainly thinks so and intends to spend an hour proving it. Working through every genre of Magic, Dave hopes to 'one up' the classics of conjuring.  

Ok, enough of this third person charade.  I'm doing a Magic show.  It'll be really good, you should totally come. In the past I've focused on mentalism (y'know that Derren Brown mind reading business) but I thought I'd step away from that and have a go at old school stuff.  It's not easy making tricks with rope, tissues and post-it notes interesting but I'm pretty sure I've smashed it.

“He is the kind of performer who could probably make reading the dictionary into an entertaining show” – WorldMagicReview.com

I'll even do a talk after the show about Magic.  I'll teach you a trick.  We'll do a Q&A.  Maybe have a drink.  It'll be dope.

See you there.

(Note: this event is part of the Barnsley SitP Xmas Social, hence the move to a Friday night)