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.

Please register for updates and send us your suggestions for speakers and how best to spread the word. You can also follow Chelt_SitP on Twitter, visit us on Facebook Google+ or EventBrite. Also see our Newbie Friendly Policy!

 

Iszi Lawrence

When?
Tuesday, July 28 2015 at 7:30PM

Download iCalendar file
(e.g. import to Outlook or Google Calendar)

Where?

66 Regent Street
Cheltenham
GL50 1HA

Who?
Iszi Lawrence

What's the talk about?

Skeptic, comedian and voice of the Skeptics Guide To The Universe, Iszi Lawrence is out to delight and inform with her new show The Z List Dead List. The Z List Dead List is a live comedy show about obscure people from History. As a skeptic, Iszi has found a few people from the past that will pique your interest.

Expect woo, violence, sex and death. And a competition.

The show is also a podcast with guest interviews from Jon Ronson, Griff Rhys Jones, Natalie Haynes, Neil Denny, Richard Herring etc. You can find it on iTunes or from www.zlistdeadlist.com

"Just for Graphs"

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

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

Download iCalendar file
(e.g. import to Outlook or Google Calendar)

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.

An Unofficial History of the Soviet Space Programme

Micky Lachmann

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

Download iCalendar file
(e.g. import to Outlook or Google Calendar)

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.

Please fill in the form below to send us a message