If you saw PHD student Jonny Scaramanga (don’t let the name or the haircut put you off) at Hampshire Skeptics last night you’ll know all about his research into Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) Schools in the UK. If you didn’t you can catch up here and here.
His efforts haven’t gone unnoticed by the CEE organisation and they are out to prevent him from getting his message out: See here. Jonny’s only stated aim is to write about ACE from an academic point of view quoting sources and being open and honest as possible.
Jonny’s PHD and tireless efforts have been mostly self funded including the purchase of the ACE course material which would otherwise be hidden from review.
If you feel you can help Jonny in his work then please give generously via the Donate button on the Leaving Fundamentalism Page.
Day 2 of the Winchester Science Festival got off to a roaring start with Photo Science, Animal Superpowers, Hexapod Robot Overlords and rocket engines !
The awesome continues !
See you there tomorrow for Sunday’s fabulous finale.
A brilliant first day at Winchester Science Festival.
Everything from blow-up dinosaurs through blow-up planetariums to 3D printers and exploding beards!
If you didn’t go, here are a couple of pics as a taster for what you missed out on.
See you there tomorrow.
Once again it’s nearly time for the amazing Winchester Science Festival.
This year you can see more of the wonder of science with fire and explosions and music and comedy and really wild things. On Saturday you can even see the physicist who discovered pulsars, the wonderful Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell giving a lecture entitled We Are All Star Dust and then being interviewed live right in front of you!
There will be talks including fire and explosions, mutants, nuclear reactors, photography, genetics, aviation, extreme environments, plumbers(!), brains and sex!
Not to mention three evenings of fantastic entertainment.
Get your tickets here: Winchester Science Festival Tickets
What a brilliant, brilliant weekend it was. The organisers of QED Con have once again pulled a normally evolved rabbit out of a completely non-magical and entirely rational hat.
Things went from sex and drugs, through assault with batteries, and SCAM, and religious persecution, all the way to leaving hate behind. It was amazing, humbling, enlightening, disturbing, engaging, uplifting and beautifully put together. If you have not yet been to a QED Con, I suggest in the strongest possible terms that you make sure you get a ticket for next year.
For those of you who have not yet seen my QED Con photos on Flickr here’s a gallery I’ve knocked up in Lightroom. Not tried this before so we shall see how it works. There is information about the photo at the bottom of the pic.
Click on the thumbnails to embiggen.
Wow. It worked. Cool.