Trick or Treatment?

May 8, 2008

A catchy title for what should be an interesting talk – the local branch of the Skeptics in the Pub society have Simon Singh as their guest speaker this month, on the subject of alternative medicine.

Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money.

Welcome to the world of alternative medicine.

Join Simon Singh, as he brings his considerable scientific knowledge and scrupulous impartiality to this most controversial subject and an honest examination of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chiropractic and Herbal medicines.

After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh joined the BBC and worked as a director and producer on programmes such as Tomorrow’s World and Horizon (NOVA in the US). He has also presented programmes on Radio 4, BBC4 and Channel 4. He is best known as the author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang.

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Skeptics in the Pub (Leicester) meets (usually) on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30pm in The Rutland & Derby Arms.

The event was originally founded in London in 1999 for all those interested in and/or sceptical of the paranormal, alternative medicine, psychic powers, pseudo-science, UFOs, alien abductions, creationism, Fortean phenomena, cult religions, water-divining, lost civilizations etc. A different guest speaker is invited each month to talk on a topic of interest. The talk is followed by an informal discussion in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere.