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AIVC Event – SITP : “Psychology – The Return of Race Science”

Skeptics in the pub are going online! Come and join other Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe members listening to this online talk on “The Return of Race Science” delivered by Angela Saini, an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

Join the Basingstoke Science Cafe Zoom Meeting for a remote drink and chat online about the talk from 7.00pm:

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ABOUT THE TALK
As ethnic nationalism and the far-right become stronger, race science is experiencing a revival, fuelled by the abuse of data and science by politically-motivated groups. The story of who humans are and how we evolved is being rewritten to suit their agendas.

Even well-intentioned scientists, through their unconscious use of old-fashioned categories, betray some suspicion that race has some basis in biology – a problem that has played out in speculation around why certain groups are more affected by the Covid-19 virus. In truth, race is no more real than it was hundreds of years ago, when racial categories were invented and hardened by those in power.

In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini explores the concept of race, from its origins to the present day, explores why we find it so hard to let go of the notion that race is biologically real, and the political consequences of this dangerous idea.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She has presented science programmes on BBC TV and radio, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Sunday Times, National Geographic and Wired.

Her latest book, Superior: the Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and named a book of the year by The Guardian, Nature and the Financial Times.

Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Site: https://www.angelasaini.co.uk
Book: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008293864/superior-the-return-of-race-science/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gZ6bID

NEW TO SKEPTICS IN THE PUB OR TWITCH OR BOTH?
We anticipate that Twitch or SitP may be new for some of you so we will have *early doors at 6:45* to welcome new attendees and answer any questions you may have.

A useful guide to Twitch here: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-twitch-4143337

You don’t need a Twitch account to watch the talk only if you want to take part in the chat.

You won’t need an account to ask questions in the Q&A though.
We will also have our online conference room available on Zoom from 6.45pm for anyone that wants to talk about the subject during and after the event. The chat room will be available until around half an hour after the SiTP event ends for local Q&A Chat. We will have all microphones muted during the talk … but you will be able to use the online text chat facility while the talk is on.

Live event link: https://www.twitch.tv/sitp

About Skeptics in the Pub – Online
We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high quality online events focusing on Science, reason, and critical thinking.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

AIVC Event – A Week at Edinburgh Festival

We still have a few rooms left at the Edinburgh Festival Sat Aug 7th to Aug 14th 2021.

Join us at the world’s greatest entertainment festival. After a terrific week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since 2014 we will return in 2021 after missing 2020 because of coronavirus. We will stay in value for money, student accommodation a short (and cheap) bus ride from the city centre. We will help you navigate your way round the festival which is vast and can be overwhelming. We will organise shared visits to events and meals – or you can just do your own thing. Help will be provided with travel arrangements and pre-booking of recommended events – but most events can be booked when you are there.

Contact Dave now for more details and to join the accommodation list. We have booked 35 rooms (5×7 bedroom flats) at Napier. These cost £304 for the week for your own room in a student flat which is basic but comfortable. Each flat contains 7 en suite bedrooms and a shared kitchen/lounge area. A deposit of £60.80 is payable now to ensure your room. There is free wifi and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby to meet up in. The student block even has its own shop.

CONTACT: Dave Lawrence, London IVC, dave.lawrence@uclmail.net

AIVC Event – Enjoy a Virtual Glastonbury with London IVC

Join the queue into our Virtual Glastonbury Festival : Every year IVC members from around the country travel to the Glastonbury Festival to work as recycling volunteers. This gets us a free ticket plus other goodies. This year was going to be a special one – the 50th anniversary of the festival. But sadly the virus put paid to that.

But we are not going to be beaten. We will enjoy a Virtual Glastonbury in our own home – free of rain. mud and smelly toilets using Zoom.

We will enjoy watching music videos of the artists who were going to be present and share reminiscences about Glastonburys past. We can also share any photos or videos that we have.

Just point your PC (with webcam), laptop, iPad, Tablet or Smartphone at https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 Download the app and indicate your name (first time only) and enter the waiting room. Dave will check your armband and let you into the festival. Turn on sound and video and there you are.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.

Chorlton Pub Quiz

“Depleted Numbers” – the random team of quiz fans, congregates once a month – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted good natured banter and a bit of a competition, then come along. We meet at “The Bar” of “The Chorlton Tap ” formerly known as “The Bar” from 9.00pm for quiz time at 9.15pm onwards. The Chorlton Tap is on Wilbraham Road in Chorlton Centre, opposite Morrisons and Chorlton Metrolink Station. If you are new to the Quiz, let me know in advance and I will look out for you.