A fortnightly knitting group that I set up in January 2014. Links to Cricklewood Residents' Association and other local groups. We can teach a range of knitting, crochet, and embroidery techniques for all levels of skill, from beginner right up to expert.
I will be chairing a panel discussion featuring three professional magicians - Laura London, Harry DeCruz and Marc Kerstein - at the Nine Worlds Conference in Heathrow on 10th August.
At The Summer House Weekend festival, I will be presenting some tried and tested methods for successfully identifying fakery, distortion and downright hogwash in modern media. From dodgy statistics to opinion presented as fact, I'll be arming you with the basic tools you'll need to make sure you don't get fooled again.
A short but ambitious project - pre-production for The Summer House Weekend festival 14-18th August. In the run-up to the festival, I have been assisting the festival chief with coordinating dancers, artists, therapists, engineers, and crew members to make this the best summer festival yet.
Managing This is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014 at Conway Hall, London, an evening of Improbable Dramatic Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports. Marc Abrahams compered a series of science communicators: Stevyn Colgan [QI]; Julie Gould [Nature]; Kate Arkless Gray; Trish Groves [BMJ]; James Harkin [QI]; Polina Harkin [St Luke's]; Valerie Jamieson [New Scientist]; Alok Jha [The Guardian]; Imran Khan [British Science Association]; Molly Oldfield[QI]; Tim Radford [The Guardian]; and Annette … Continue reading This Is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014
Working with other Skeptics in the Pub groups around the country, I organised the London mass homeopathic overdose. This was the biggest out of all the groups demonstrating against the continued production and sale of placebo medicines at Boots chemists. We had a lot of coverage for this, most of which is covered on the main … Continue reading 10:23 – Mass Homeopathic Overdose
London Skeptics in the Pub is an award winning lecture series. We cover science, technology, history, philosophy and related current affairs. We meet (usually) on the first Monday of the month. It's always been open to people from every background and has never been aimed specifically at self-labelled "skeptics" - even though they are a … Continue reading London Skeptics in the Pub