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

Saturday 4th August - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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Can Robots Be Conscious?

Sunday 5th Aug

Joanna Bryson

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Alternative Medicine: Trick or Treatment?

Monday 6th Aug

Edzard Ernst

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The Mayan Calendar and The End of the World

Tuesday 7th Aug

Ewan Leeming

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Cock and Bull: Truth and Lies about Penis Size

Wednesday 8th Aug

Stephen Makin

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Magic, Dragons and Dinosaur Saddles

Thursday 9th August

Peter Harrison

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

Friday 10th Aug - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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

Friday 10th Aug - The Jam House

 A C Grayling

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

Saturday 11th August  - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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How to Create Your Own Cult, The Scientology Way

Saturday 11th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

Martin Poulter

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

Saturday 11th Aug - The Statue of David Hume

Walking Tour

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Before there were Skeptics, there were Secularists

Sunday 12th Aug

Liz Lutgendorff

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Sex Industry Myths, Olympic Rumours and Criminological Cock-ups

Monday 13th Aug

Belinda Brooks-Gordon

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Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective

Saturday 4th August - Banshee Labyrinth

Richard Wiseman

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(blogger Belle de Jour) - The Sex Myth

Tuesday 14th Aug

Brooke Magnanti

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

Wednesday 15th Aug

Peter Lamont

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

Thursday 16th Aug

Clio Bellenis

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The vital statistics of the Loch Ness Monster

Friday 17th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

Charles Paxton

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Ghosts Busted: Skeptics on the Mile

Friday 17th Aug - The Statue of David Hume

Walking Tour

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The Natural History of the European Werewolf

Saturday 18th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

Deborah Hyde

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

Saturday 18th Aug - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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

Sunday 19th Aug - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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Gaming Myths and Media Monsters: Bad Science in Game Culture

Sunday 19th Aug - Banshee Labyrinth

Tracy King

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Adventures in Wonderland: A Personal Perspective

Monday 20th Aug

Richard Wiseman

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Science vs Religion in the Classroom

Tuesday 21st Aug

Alom Shaha

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

Wednesday 22nd Aug

Tannice Pendegrass

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IQ for Dummies

Thursday 23rd Aug

Stuart Ritchie

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How to start your own zombie apocalypse

Friday 24th Aug

Frank Swain

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

Saturday 25th Aug - The Southsider

Ash Pryce

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