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 will now be hosted at the Clyde Hotel Carlton until further notice.

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



June 19 2017 Skeptics Café

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Dr Bill Hall
Staying Rational in a World of Tweets, Fake News, Alternative Facts and Sound Bites

Humanity faces existential threats from global warming, yet social media gives idiots, demagogues and spin doctors global platforms for broadcasting dogmas, fantasies, misrepresentations and downright lies. Examples are Tweeting Trump and our more verbose Senator Malcolm Roberts.
How do we discriminate between communicating facts about and discussing the ongoing destruction of our global life support system and what is becoming an increasingly overwhelming flood of false news, alternative facts, unsubstantiated dogma, invective all designed to pervert our rational understandings of the world to give the oligarchs a few more years survival than the rest of us?

Bill is a “retired” evolutionary biologist (PhD Harvard, ’73) and engineering knowledge manager (Tenix Defence and the ANZAC Ship Project – 1990-2007) with hands on experience with computers and computer applications going back to the first generation in 1959. Since 2002 he has been building a hypertext book exploring the ~5 million years of the exponential growth and co-evolution of human cognition and technology into the future.

http://www.orgs-evolution-knowledge.net/

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

Meal from 6pm, talk at 8 pm

$4 entry


July 17 2017 Skeptics Café

David Salisbury, General Manager for Consumer and Small Business Strategies, ACCC

(Topic to be announced)

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

Meal from 6pm, talk at 8 pm

$4 entry


August 21 2017 Skeptics Café

Natalie Vincent

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

Meal from 6pm, talk at 8 pm

$4 entry


September 18 2017 Skeptics Café

Do Skeptics Have Irrational Beliefs?
A workshop conducted by Ross Finlay

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

Meal from 6pm, workshop commences 8 pm

$4 entry


Thursday November 9 2017

Vic Skeptics 13th Annual Trivia Night

Your quizmasters are Tony Pitman & Ken Greatorex
$15 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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