Events

Our regular monthly event, Skeptics Café happens on the third Monday of each month. We commence with a drink and a meal from about 6pm, and there is usually a talk from 8pm. Skeptics Cafés are public events – everyone is welcome.

Skeptics Cafés are hosted at the Clyde Hotel Carlton.

https://www.theclydehotel.com.au/


July 16 2018 Skeptics Café

Dr Carlo Kopp

Australian freelance defence analyst and academic

Understanding the Deception Pandemic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Kopp

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton


August 20 2018 Skeptics Café

Dr Vyom Sharma, GP and magician.

http://www.themedicalstartup.com/2016/10/creative-spotlight-dr-vyom-sharma-general-practitioner-and-magician/

Details to be announced.

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton


September 20 2018 Skeptics Café

Don Hyatt

Skeptic? I think so.

During this fun-packed thinking-person’s romp Don will draw on over 40 years of professional and personal interest in examining the way we think. Do skeptics think differently to the general population? Is it wrong to make snap judgement calls, or is it simply an inevitable part of everyday life? We all bring our own biases and emotions to decision-making, but are we aware of them? Could we be more aware or better prepared? Can they be avoided?
We will have a star studded cast of unlikely suspects: Dirty Harry Callahan will feature alongside Dunning Kruger, Esher and a number of politicians (they would be really bad skeptics!). Even so, black swan events are, by definition, where you don’t expect them. You will find that even the most rigorous skeptic is likely to be unskeptical in their thinking, reasoning and judgement calls at times. So many questions; so few answers. Don will also draw on some research he did into the way we first developed a scientific construct those many years ago as adolescents and the obstacles that sometime present themselves. To find out more you will have to attend the talk.

Don spent over 30 years in the Victorian education system. He then spent 12 months teaching in England. For most of his professional life he specialised in the field of Teaching & Learning; spending time at Curriculum & Research Branch and in senior curriculum roles in schools. He was also a Science Education Officer at the CSIRO Science Education Centre and President of the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria. He holds a Distinguished Service Award from the Australian Science Teachers’ Association and was awarded the Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award by the Chemistry Education Association – years after he retired. He still does not understand why! But he did co-author a VCE Chemistry book. These days he describes himself as a professional investor. He has just retired after 6.5 years as the Victorian Chairman of the Australian Shareholders Association and has recently been re-elected to the ASA Board for a second term. In a perverse way skepticism and investing have may similarities. The good news is that he will ultimately draw the conclusion that skeptics should be good investors.

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton


October 13 and 14 2018 AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS CONVENTION
Sydney
The dedicated website for The Convention is up and running:
https://convention.skeptics.com.au/


October 15 2018 Skeptics Café

Speaker and topic to be announced

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton


November 19 2018 Skeptics Café

Dr Ken Harvey and his students

Details to be announced

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton


December 17 2018 Skeptics Café

Kathryn Harries

Details to be announced

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton



-CALENDARS of FREE PUBLIC LECTURES

Calendars of Free Public Lectures. 

(Link to lecture programs of ANZAAS, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Society of Victoria, and the Atheist Society)



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