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.

Marek Kukula

When?
Thursday, July 5 2018 at 8:00PM

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Where?

7 Market Hill
Barnsley
S70 2PX


www.oldno7barnsley.co.uk

Who?
Marek Kukula

What's the talk about?

For more than half a century Doctor Who has been transporting viewers to adventures across the whole of space and time. In the process the series has explored a huge range of scientific ideas from black holes to alien life and artificial intelligence while, in the form of the Doctor, it’s given us an image of the scientist as hero and heroine: brave, rational and endlessly curious.

As a young Doctor Who fan growing up in Barnsley the series inspired Marek Kukula to pursue a career in astronomy and after a stint studying galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope he is now the Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marek recently teamed up with writer Simon Guerrier to produce The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, a book that explores the facts behind the fiction. Doctor Who may not always get its science completely right but, like all great science fiction, it reminds us that the universe is an amazing place and that, even without a Tardis, a curious mind can find adventures anywhere. 

Natalie Bennett

When?
Thursday, August 2 2018 at 8:00PM

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Where?

7 Market Hill
Barnsley
S70 2PX


www.oldno7barnsley.co.uk

Who?
Natalie Bennett

What's the talk about?

Natalie Bennett was the leader of the Green Party from 2012-2016. Over that time she and the party became known as champions of the policy of universal basic income - a guarantee that people will be given an unconditional payment to meet their essential needs. She argues that it is a basic human right to life, a way of providing people with the chance to use their talents well, and ends benefit traps. No one would be left penniless, as far too many are being left now by zero-hours contracts and swingeing benefit sanctions. And it might mean that sewer cleaners are paid more than bankers - as they probably should be. 
Trials are underway now in Finland, Holland, Canada, the US and Kenya - it is an idea that is catching on fast, in part because of fears about the impact of automation on jobs.

Paul Duncan McGarrity

When?
Thursday, September 6 2018 at 8:00PM

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Where?

7 Market Hill
Barnsley
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Who?
Paul Duncan McGarrity

What's the talk about?

Well, they always said that the best jokes are the old ones, so why not ask an archaeologist?

An archaeologist and comedian (same person, Paul Duncan McGarrity) sits in a room and answers your questions on any subject as honestly as possible. Could be rude, probably crude. Be prepared to talk candidly with the protection of context.

'Like a very tall, funny, excited child' (Scotsman)