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Skeptics in the Pub Brighton is aimed at providing a community for like minded people to meet, have a couple of drinks (or more) and hear some great talks from speakers all round the country.

The talks will start at 7.30pm, with the doors opening at 7pm, held upstairs at The Caroline of Brunswick.

Entry costs £3 to cover the speakers expenses like travel and accommodation, possibly a cheeky drink!

 

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Due to the nature of the venue and licensing restrictions all events are over 18’s only.

As the event is held up a flight of stairs we unfortunately cannot offer wheelchair access.

 

Dr Devin Terhune

When?
Thursday, April 26 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

39 Ditchling Road
Brighton
BN1 4SB

Who?
Dr Devin Terhune

What's the talk about?

Hypnosis is a valuable method for studying different facets of conscious awareness yet it continues to be one of the most misrepresented and misunderstood phenomenon in psychology.  Here I will dispel widespread myths and misconceptions about hypnosis and describe what psychologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians have learned about this fascinating phenomenon.

Devin Terhune is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London where he studies conscious awareness and its top-down regulation.  His primary interests concern the neurocognitive basis of time perception and individual differences in hypnotic suggestibility.

Ash Pryce

When?
Thursday, June 28 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

39 Ditchling Road
Brighton
BN1 4SB

Who?
Ash Pryce

What's the talk about?

Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan, as Snake Oil Salesman Ash Pryce demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery, taught to your humble trickster by a wise man in the Philippines (or a magicians tool book, whichever sounds more wondrous). See with amazement the telekinetic forces at work as you learn how to move objects with your mind, psychically manipulate your finest silverware and read the minds of your peers. Or maybe, it’s all just a trick? 

Whereas the sister show How to Talk to the Dead looked specifically at spirit communication in the past, How to be a Psychic Conman will look at the more incredible, magical side of psychic claims that persist today. The types of demonstrations that blur the line between the honest deception of magic, and the dishonesty of those hoping to make a quick buck out of your deep rooted beliefs.

The show will involve demonstrations and explanations of telekinesis tricks, metal bending, psychic surgery and remote viewing as well as look at government funded research into psychic phenomena, and the shoddy protocols that allowed “psychics” to beat the legendary Zener card experiments in the 1930s. 

And if that wasn’t enough, interspersed throughout the show will be numerous on stage demonstrations of mentalism to add an extra layer of entertainment to the proceedings. 

Warning to those on the front row… there will be blood!

Due to the popularity of this event we will be operating a free ticket system to ensure we have enough seats. The tickets will be free of charge and we will be operating our door policy of £3 donation to cover speaker expenses. Click here to book your space!