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Merseyside Skeptics Society does Liverpool Pride 2019

When:  Saturday, July 27th 2019, 11.00am – 2.00 PM

Where: St George’s Hall

For our seventh consecutive year the Merseyside Skeptics Society will be marching in support of pride in the Liverpool Pride March.

Come and join us at St George’s Hall. The march sets off from St George’s Plateau at noon, so please arrive in plenty of time before this. Look out for the Merseyside Skeptics banner!

Fancy dress, funny/supportive banners and things that make a lot of noise are most welcome!

Let us know if you’re coming.

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Celebrate Ten Years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society at MSSX

While our friends at QED are taking a well-earned break, for those who are craving a skeptical conference experience this year, hope is at hand! The Merseyside Skeptics Society will be celebrating our tenth anniversary with MSSXa one-day event featuring some of our favourite speakers of the last ten years.

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Michael Marshall – Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

When:  Thursday, May 16th 2019, 7.30 – 11.00 PM

Where: The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street

Michael Marshall wearing a pale blue shirt. Marsh is tall, slim, white, cis, male and has brown hair.
In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society for his show Be Reasonable, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream, spawning thousands of hours of YouTube videos, gaining widespread international media coverage, and attracting countless followers. How did we get here?

In this talk, Marshall will talk through his experiences of the Flat Earth movement, take a look at the leaders and some of their reasoning, and report back from the weekend he spent at the UK’s first ever Flat Earth convention.

Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast.

His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests, going undercover to expose psychics and quack medics, and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman.

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Skeptics in the Park

When:  Sunday, July 7th 2019, 2.00pm – 6.00 PM

Where: The Casa Bar, 29 Hope Street

This year, the skeptics in the park event will take place the day after our one day 10 year anniversary event MSSX. Find out more about MSSX here: https://mssx.co.uk/

Skeptics, sun and awesome FREE food. Come and join us in Sefton Park for a veritably joyous afternoon of eating and drinking.

We’ll be in Sefton Park all afternoon from 2pm (north of the Palm House). Kids are most definitely welcome, as are any other friends or family you’d like to bring along.

There will be food available however, we’ll only be serving soft drinks.

Hope to see you there!

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MSSX – Celebrate 10 years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society

When:  Saturday, July 6th 2019, 9.00am – 11.00 PM

Where: The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool

Happy Birthday to Us!
MSSX is a celebration of ten years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society, taking place at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool on July 6th 2019.

As with all our events, we aim to be inclusive, welcoming attendees from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders.

Tickets just £29 – get yours here: https://mssx.co.uk/tickets

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Celebrate 10 years of the Merseyside Skeptics Society, at MSSX


Ten years ago, we started the Merseyside Skeptics Society, as a way of building and supporting the critical thinking community of Liverpool and the surrounding areas. In the decade since then, the Merseyside Skeptics Society has gone from strength to strength, organising over 100 monthly skeptics in the pub events, publishing almost 350 episodes of our three podcasts, leading international campaigns against homeopathy, investigating local cancer quackery talks, curbing the sales of pseudoscientific sportswear products, and much more.

By way of celebrating the first decade of the Merseyside Skeptics Society, we have decided to invite some of our favourite speakers from the last ten years to join use for a special, one-off, day-long event. Taking place in the Liner Hotel in Liverpool on July 6th, 2019, MSSX is our chance to say thank you to the skeptical community of Liverpool and beyond, for supporting our work and being part of our sceptical world over the last decade.

Tickets to MSSX will be strictly limited (we promised ourselves this won’t become another QED!), and will cost just £29. Tickets will be on general sale from February 1st, 2019, with early-bird tickets available to purchase in person during our January Skeptics in the Pub events.

We’ll release more information about our event soon, including how to buy tickets online, so keep listening to Skeptics with a K and checking this website and mssx.co.uk for further details.

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