Fringe 2012

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

Click on the event picture for reviews and video

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Ash Pryce

Saturday 4th August - The Southsider

The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to be a Psychic Con-man

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Joanna Bryson

Sunday 5th Aug

Can Robots Be Conscious?

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Edzard Ernst

Monday 6th Aug

Alternative Medicine: Trick or Treatment?

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Ewan Leeming

Tuesday 7th Aug

The Mayan Calendar and The End of the World

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Stephen Makin

Wednesday 8th Aug

Cock and Bull: Truth and Lies about Penis Size

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Peter Harrison

Thursday 9th August

Magic, Dragons and Dinosaur Saddles

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Ash Pryce

Friday 10th Aug - The Southsider

The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to be a Psychic Con-man

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 A C Grayling

Friday 10th Aug - The Jam House

 It's not what you believe it's why you believe it

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Ash Pryce

Saturday 11th August  - The Southsider

The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to Predict the Future

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Martin Poulter

Saturday 11th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

How to Create Your Own Cult, The Scientology Way

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Walking Tour

Saturday 11th Aug - The Statue of David Hume

The S & M Tour: Science and Medicine - Lock up your doctors!

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Liz Lutgendorff

Sunday 12th Aug

Before there were Skeptics, there were Secularists

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Belinda Brooks-Gordon

Monday 13th Aug

Sex Industry Myths, Olympic Rumours and Criminological Cock-ups

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Richard Wiseman

Saturday 4th August - Banshee Labyrinth

Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective

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Brooke Magnanti

Tuesday 14th Aug

(blogger Belle de Jour) - The Sex Myth

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Peter Lamont

Wednesday 15th Aug

The most extraordinary stuff: magic, miracles and strange, strange things

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Clio Bellenis

Thursday 16th Aug

Transferred Stigma: Psychiatric Drugs, Prejudice and the Placebo Response.

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Charles Paxton

Friday 17th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

The vital statistics of the Loch Ness Monster

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Walking Tour

Friday 17th Aug - The Statue of David Hume

Ghosts Busted: Skeptics on the Mile

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Deborah Hyde

Saturday 18th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

The Natural History of the European Werewolf

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Ash Pryce

Saturday 18th Aug - The Southsider

The Beginner's Guide to Psychic Trickery - How to Predict the Future

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Ash Pryce

Sunday 19th Aug - The Southsider

The Beginner’s Guide to Psychic Trickery – How to Talk to the Dead

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Tracy King

Sunday 19th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

Gaming Myths and Media Monsters: Bad Science in Game Culture

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Richard Wiseman

Monday 20th Aug

Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective

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Alom Shaha

Tuesday 21st Aug

Science vs Religion in the Classroom

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Tannice Pendegrass

Wednesday 22nd Aug

Autism: an Introduction to Treatments, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Stuart Ritchie

Thursday 23rd Aug

IQ for Dummies

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Frank Swain

Friday 24th Aug

How to start your own zombie apocalypse

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Ash Pryce

Saturday 25th Aug - The Southsider

The Beginner’s Guide to Psychic Trickery – How to Talk to the Dead

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