Welcome to Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub - the pub skeptics who meet in a tea-room on the third Wednesday of every month.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. when drinks and cakes will be available.  Talks start at 7:45 p.m.

Please note we are 'Skeptics in the Pub' so the speakers are used to addressing an adult audience.  Usually speakers are happy for anyone aged 16 and over to attend but the talks are not suitable for under 16s.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the book of Revelation

Simon Woodman

When?
Wednesday, October 15 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

84 Parrock Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1QF

Who?
Simon Woodman

What's the talk about?

October's talk is suitable for people of any faith or none as Simon Woodman discusses why what most people think they know about the book of Revelation is wrong.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Armageddon, the number 666 and the vivid depictions of disaster and suffering are well known.  Many ideas as to their meaning have been put forward.  Simon has studied the text and its historical background in detail and offers his own ideas.  Come and find out if you agree with him.

Simon Woodman is a co-minister at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.  As well as being a minister he is an author, reviewer, public speaker and lecturer.  His PhD involved study of the Book of Revelation.

Who are the real sceptics

Stephen Lloyd

When?
Wednesday, November 19 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

84 Parrock Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1QF

Who?
Stephen Lloyd

What's the talk about?

Where did life come from? Modern western culture is highly sceptical of beliefs that God made the world. In this talk Stephen Lloyd will explain why we should instead be sceptical of the widely accepted, but implausible idea that life made itself.

In his illustrated talk Stephen will describe the copious evidence of design in nature. He will explain how scepticism towards the evolutionary understanding of earth history can enrich science through inspiring new research and discoveries, including examples of research that provide compelling evidence of Noah’s flood.

Stephen is the Pastor of Hope Church, Gravesend. Before entering Christian ministry he spent 8 years in post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge including 4 years as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He has appeared on Channel 4, ITV and BBC1 explaining why it is scientific to believe that God made the world.
 

The Real Deal

Barny Webb

When?
Wednesday, December 17 2014 at 7:30PM

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Where?

84 Parrock Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1QF

Who?
Barny Webb

What's the talk about?

Argentina came strongly into the public consciousness in 1982 in the dispute over the Falkland Islands that triggered the Falklands War.  Barny has first hand experience of the country and knows that there is much more to Argentina than beef and a simmering discontent over the Falklands.  When he talks about the country he reveals a plethora of interesting facts covering everything from climate to politics and at this talk he'll share his knowledge and insights.

Barny and his brothers run an international IT company and another company set up to develop and distribute educational software and services to address the need for creative writing and thinking solutions in schools.  Until he hung up his riding boots he was a talented polo player and it was during this period of his life when working closely with Argentinians and spending time in the country that he gained his insider's knowledge.

How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch

Lewis Dartnell

When?
Wednesday, January 21 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

84 Parrock Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1QF

Who?
Lewis Dartnell

What's the talk about?

Maybe it was an asteroid impact, a nuclear war, or a viral pandemic. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it is over and humanity must start again. What would you need to know to not only survive in the immediate aftermath, but avert another Dark Ages and accelerate the rebooting of civilisation from scratch? The Knowledge is a grand thought experiment on the behind-the-scenes fundamentals of how our world works, and what drove the progression of civilisation over the centuries.

Dr Lewis Dartnell is the author of Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide, My Tourist Guide to the Solar System and The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch. He is a research scientist, presenter and author and is currently a UK Space Agency research Fellow at the University of Leicester.