Friday, 6 March 2015

The 16th European Skeptics Congress, September 11-13, 2015


The 16th European Skeptics Congress

September 11-13, 2015

At the time of writing, the programme for the above conference at Goldsmiths College is all but complete and the registration page is open (congress fee £135 including refreshment and lunches). The programme consists of the following:
·        Keynote lecture by Jim Al-Khalili
·        A whole day (Saturday) on investigating unusual experiences and claims.  Several of Chris French’s postgrad students from APRU will be presenting the results of their research and Martin Mahner from Germany and Antonin Pavlicek from the Czech Republic will be talking about their experiences testing people who claim to have paranormal abilities.  Carolyn Watt will talk about research into paranormal abilities that has been conducted at Edinburgh’s Koestler Parapsychology Unit (http://www.koestler-parapsychology.psy.ed.ac.uk/index.html) which this year is marking its 30th anniversary.
·        Mark Lynas on science and environmental issues
·        Edzard Ernst on integrative medicine, followed by a debate on medicine and skepticism; participants will include a representative from HealthWatch
·        A panel and audience debate on skepticism and religion with Stephen Law (tbc), Andrew Copson, Rabbi Pete Tobias and Prof. Adam Dinham
·        An Ask for Evidence session by Sense about Science
·        Richard Wiseman on ‘Spreading Skepticism by YouTube’
·         resentations by Deborah Hyde, Mark Newbrook and Klaus Schmeh
·        A special Skeptics in the Pub event on Friday evening with psychologist and magician Gustav Khun

Visit the congress website for further details and registration at: