Welcome to Cheltenham Skeptics in the Pub.

Skeptics in the Pub was founded in London by Dr Scott Campbell in 1999. The aim is to provide opportunities for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest, usually with a guest speaker. There are now over fifty groups across the country. Their websites will give you a great idea of what Skeptics are, what happens at a SitP event and so on.

Cheltenham SitP was conceived in November 2010.

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"Just for Graphs"

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

When?
Thursday, September 24 2015 at 8:00PM

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Where?

Parabola Arts Centre
Parabola Road
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL50 3AA

Who?
Festival of the Spoken Nerd

What's the talk about?

Our friends and former SitP Speakers from the Festival of the Spoken Nerd are back at Cheltenham Town Hall with their new show "Just for Graphs". We thought it would be nice to have a social event including a trip there and a meet up afterwards for drinks etc..

Details of the show are at:

http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/festival-of-the-spoken-nerd-92354/

Note: this is not a Cheltenham Skeptics in the Pub Event, so please arrange your own tickets and we'll see you there.

Ash Pryce

When?
Friday, October 16 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

66 Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HA

Who?
Ash Pryce

What's the talk about?

Hydesville. New York. 1848. The young Fox sisters begin communicating with the spirit of a murdered beggar and spiritualism is born. This interactive look at a history of talking to the dead will feature an array of magical treats including levitating tables, ectoplasm manifestation and spirit communication.

Part magic show, part comedy, part rational inquiry this fun show has regularly packed venues at the Edinburgh fringe.

Ouija Boards 
Spirit Slates 
Spirit Communication 
Stopped Pulses 
Spewing ectoplasm
And more…

Ash Pryce is a naturally funny guy and won’t allow his audience to be bored” “Very entertaining” – edfringereview

Go see” – Edinburgh Skeptics

Ash Pryce is a performer, director and occassional magician based in Scotland. He has written and staged several skeptically themed shows looking at myths & legends, ghosts, psychics and mediumship as well as producing full plays ranging from Faustus to more contemporary original shows in Edinburgh. He is the founder of Edinburgh Skeptics, the newly started History in the Pub Edinburgh, and runs what is believed to be the worlds first skeptical ghost tour every Fringe. He lives just outside of Edinburgh with his three Degus, one of which holds a grudge against him.

www.ashpryce.co.uk 
Twitter: @PsychicConman 
Facebook: ashleyjamespryce

Please note. This is a skeptically themed show and not intended as an actual demonstration of mediumship or psychic abilities

An Unofficial History of the Soviet Space Programme

Micky Lachmann

When?
Tuesday, November 24 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

66 Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HA

Who?
Micky Lachmann

What's the talk about?

When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon in 1969 - the Americans entered history as the winners of the Space Race. This isn't their story.

Micky Lachmann is going to talk about their competitors the Soviets, and how they managed to beat the Americans to almost every milestone in Space.

It's a story we don't know very well - the Soviets operated under a shroud of almost total secrecy. But some of the early cosmonauts are still alive and have incredible and often terrifying stories to tell. So this is also an account of going to Russia and trying to find these amazing - and mostly bad tempered - men and women.

Micky studied Natural Sciences and then dropped out of a PhD in tropical fish behaviour to work in science journalism. Over 15 years at the BBC he has worked on - among other things - Walking with Beasts, many Horizon's and is partly responsible for bringing Brian Cox to our screens - for which he is very sorry.

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