Skeptics on the Fringe – 2012


Humanist Society Scotland PBHs Free Fringe

Skeptics on the Fringe is presented by Edinburgh Skeptics and is part of PBH’s Free Fringe

Our award-winning 2012 season was sponsored by the Humanist Society Scotland and included talks and walks and presented a different event every day.

Date/Time Event
SotF - Richard Wiseman - Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective Saturday 4 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Richard Wiseman - Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to be a Psychic Con-man Saturday 4 August 2012 - Friday 10 August 2012
11:45 pm - 12:45 am
SotF - The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to be a Psychic Con-man
The Southsider, 3 - 7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Joanna Bryson - Can Robots Be Conscious? Sunday 5 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Joanna Bryson - Can Robots Be Conscious?
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Edzard Ernst - Alternative Medicine: Trick or Treatment? Monday 6 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Edzard Ernst - Alternative Medicine: Trick or Treatment?
The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Ewan Leeming - The Mayan Calendar and The End of the World Tuesday 7 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Ewan Leeming - The Mayan Calendar and The End of the World
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Stephen Makin - Cock and Bull: Truth and Lies about Penis Size Wednesday 8 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Stephen Makin - Cock and Bull: Truth and Lies about Penis Size
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Peter Harrison - Magic, Dragons and Dinosaur Saddles Thursday 9 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Peter Harrison - Magic, Dragons and Dinosaur Saddles
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - A C Grayling - It's not what you believe it's why you believe it Friday 10 August 2012
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SotF - A C Grayling - It's not what you believe it's why you believe it
The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Walking Tour - The S & M Tour: Science and Medicine - Lock up your doctors! Saturday 11 August 2012
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
SotF - Walking Tour - The S & M Tour: Science and Medicine - Lock up your doctors!
The Statue of David Hume, ,
SotF - Martin Poulter - How to Create Your Own Cult, The Scientology Way Saturday 11 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Martin Poulter - How to Create Your Own Cult, The Scientology Way
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to Predict the Future Saturday 11 August 2012 - Saturday 18 August 2012
10:45 pm - 11:45 pm
SotF - The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to Predict the Future
The Southsider, 3 - 7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Liz Lutgendorff - Before there were Skeptics, there were Secularists Sunday 12 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Liz Lutgendorff - Before there were Skeptics, there were Secularists
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Belinda Brooks-Gordon - Sex Industry Myths, Olympic Rumours and Criminological Cock-ups Monday 13 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Belinda Brooks-Gordon - Sex Industry Myths, Olympic Rumours and Criminological Cock-ups
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Brooke Magnanti (blogger Belle de Jour) - The Sex Myth Tuesday 14 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Brooke Magnanti (blogger Belle de Jour) - The Sex Myth
The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Peter Lamont  - The most extraordinary stuff: magic, miracles and strange, strange things Wednesday 15 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Peter Lamont - The most extraordinary stuff: magic, miracles and strange, strange things
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Clio Bellenis - Transferred Stigma: Psychiatric Drugs, Prejudice and the Placebo Response. Thursday 16 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Clio Bellenis - Transferred Stigma: Psychiatric Drugs, Prejudice and the Placebo Response.
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Walking Tour - Ghosts Busted: Skeptics on the Mile Friday 17 August 2012
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
SotF - Walking Tour - Ghosts Busted: Skeptics on the Mile
The Statue of David Hume, ,
SotF - Charles Paxton - The vital statistics of the Loch Ness Monster Friday 17 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Charles Paxton - The vital statistics of the Loch Ness Monster
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Deborah Hyde - The Natural History of the European Werewolf Saturday 18 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Deborah Hyde - The Natural History of the European Werewolf
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Tracy King - Gaming Myths and Media Monsters: Bad Science in Game Culture Sunday 19 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Tracy King - Gaming Myths and Media Monsters: Bad Science in Game Culture
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - The Beginner’s Guide to Psychic Trickery – How to Talk to the Dead Sunday 19 August 2012 - Saturday 25 August 2012
10:45 pm - 11:45 pm
SotF - The Beginner’s Guide to Psychic Trickery – How to Talk to the Dead
The Southsider, 3 - 7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Richard Wiseman - Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective Monday 20 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Richard Wiseman - Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Alom Shaha - Science vs Religion in the Classroom Tuesday 21 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Alom Shaha - Science vs Religion in the Classroom
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Tannice Pendegrass - Autism: an Introduction to Treatments, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Wednesday 22 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Tannice Pendegrass - Autism: an Introduction to Treatments, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
SotF - Stuart Ritchie - IQ for Dummies Thursday 23 August 2012
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SotF - Stuart Ritchie - IQ for Dummies
Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh