Events

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    11:10 amThe Guildhall, Cambridge

    The future of Humanism - Young Humanists
    Saturday 11:10–12:00 | Guildhall Large Hall
    The world is changing. The political dimensions along which societies have aligned themselves seem to
    be shifting, fast. Alongside this turbulent political movement, threats to human rights around the globe,
    and a continuing narrative around ‘fake news’, what does the future hold for Humanism?
    Richy Thompson, Julia Ebner, and Andrew Dart

    Humanist UK Convention 2017

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    7:30 pmThe Blue Moon, Cambridge, CB1 2LF

    Back by popular demand for the next instalment, following our busiest talk of 2016!

    Your brain still hates you. This is the only conclusion I can come to given how many tricks it will play on you if you let it. This talk will cover more of the many, many ways in which our brains try to deceive us on an almost constant basis. Drawing on the extensive psychological literature on these topics and presenting a number of worrying, and often humorous, real world examples of what happens when people fall for these tricks, this talk will look at how our brains will not only show us things that aren't there but also remember things that never happened.

    Andrew Dart has a master’s degree in Research Psychology and spent four years studying how pre-existing religious and paranormal beliefs literally affect the way we see the world around us. He is the author of a beginner's guide to skepticism and a science book for children and is currently working on a novel. He works as a support technician for a software company where he spends as much of his day combating bad logic as he does technical issues. When not doing this he can often be found wandering the byways of Cambridgeshire, reading books, watching philosophy videos on YouTube, and writing pointless computer programs.

    Cambridge Skeptics