Next SitP

Who wants to live forever? Well, me, for a start. Find out how it may be possible to live longer with Aubrey de Grey on the 25th of September #WinSitP

Next SotRT Social

The next Round Table is on the 10th of September. See you at The Black Boy for some good food and great conversation. #WinSotRT

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Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Discussion

A friendly and open discussion on the ideas behind work of Daniel Kahneman.

Available from here; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576

The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.

Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face?

Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?

Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?

The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

At Greens Cafe Bar

4 Jewry Street, SO23 8RZ Winchester, Hampshire

Sunday 29th June 10:30am

Secular Views on Free Will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A friendly and open discussion on what Free Will means and whether or not it exists.

Sunday 1st June 10:30am

Greens Cafe Bar

4 Jewry Street, SO23 8RZ Winchester, Hampshire

Suw Charman: Finding Ada Lovelace 24APR14 Winchester @SitP @Suw

Ben Hardwidge: The Vinyl Countdown 27MAR14 Winchester @SitP @manshark

Helen Keen – Sunday 16th – It IS Rocket Science!

Helen Keen is on tomorrow night at Winchester Discovery Centre. Tickets £10. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc/wdc-eventdetails?id=212920

Stevyn Colgan: The Skeptical Bobby comes to Winchester @SitP on the 30JAN14 @stevyncolgan http://bit.ly/1aBrWxo

A Very Merry Christmas and Thank You to You All

Well it’s Christmas again. Or should that be Winterval ? Yuletide ? Newtonmas ?
Yes ?
No ?
Who cares. If you’re happy and having fun with those who are important to you it doesn’t matter what you call it. As long as it’s not Homeopathymas of course ;-)
We have had another fantastic year of Winchester Skeptics and I’d like to convey our profound thanks to all of the speakers who have willingly given up their time in exchange for no pay to come and educate and entertain us through the year. Just so you know who they are, thank you to Andy Lewis, Martin S Taylor, Alan Henness, Neil Denny, John Sweeney, Oliver Meech, Peter Harrison, Stephen Law, Deborah Hyde, Robert Llewellyn and Iszy Lawrence. Thank you all so much.
And we would not be able to have such a good time without such a fantastic venue as the Winchester Discovery Centre and all of their amazingly helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thank you for having us.
But most of all our thanks goes out to the people without whom none of this would be worth doing. Who are they ? They’re you. Yes you. Those people who come along every time and those who pop in when they can and those who come just to see what it’s all about and those who want the sort of things like Winchester Skeptics going on in the world.
Thank you. Thank you all for coming. We hope you’ll like what you saw and want to come along again.
See you there.

**CANCELLED** Mormons visiting SkepTeaCafe This Saturday

**CANCELLED**  Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled.

The Mormons visit will be rescheduled in the New Year.
Representatives from the Winchester Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) are coming to SkepTeaCafe this Saturday 30th.

After our successful meeting last month with apologists from Winchester Family Church, this month is the turn of the Latter Day Saints.

Again there’s no agenda just a friendly chat with people of a different world view over coffee (for us).  If you’ve ever wondered what their philosophy is and what makes them tick, here’s your chance to find out.

10:30 am in the IT room @ Winchester Discovery Centre.

Robert Llewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren’t They? 28NOV13 Winchester @SitP @bobbyllew

Skeptics in the (Thai) Curry House?

A few people have been commenting that Rhimjim’s is not so good lately, and getting a bit repetitive.

How about the Bangkok Brassiere, just across Jewry St. If people don’t go mad, cost should be about the same.

Or Mr So’s served an excellent Chinese meal to Clio, Malcolm Marina and I recently

Thoughts?