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2020

Fellow skeptics, In light of the increasing spread of COVID-19, and the need to practice social distancing, I have hereby decided to cancel all Canberra Skeptics events for the foreseeable future. Once it is deemed safe to do so, we will … Continue reading

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March Event

**CANCELLATION** Fellow skeptics, It is with great regret that I must inform you that, due to the growing threat presented by COVID-19, I have decided to cancel the upcoming Friday, 13th March talk. I did not make this decision lightly, but I did so out an abundance … Continue reading

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February Event

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: A contemporary look at scams in Australia Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Alex Meaney Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 Cost: Free   Scamwatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), receives … Continue reading

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Dec 10: Skeptics vs Grief Vampires

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Skeptics vs Grief Vampires Date: December 10 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Susan Gerbic and Mark Edward Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 Cost: Free Susan Gerbic and her partner … Continue reading

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November Event: Effective Altruism

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Effective Altruism: How to do the most good Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Nick Anyos and Huon Porteous Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 Cost: … Continue reading

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August Event: Womens’ Woo: Pseudo-Science and Women’s Health

Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Trish Hann Venue: Law Lecture Theatre, Law School Building #5, Fellows Road, ANU Cost: Free This talk is a tour through the world of women’s woo. There’s probably more of … Continue reading

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July Event: What can cognitive psychology tell us about why we lay awake worrying at night instead of sleeping?

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: What can cognitive psychology tell us about why we lay awake worrying at night instead of sleeping? Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Bronwyn Milkins Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 … Continue reading

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June Event: Skeppist Fallacies: Myths and Misconceptions about Beekeeping

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Skeppist Fallacies: Myths and Misconceptions about Beekeeping Date: Thursday, 13 June 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Frank Derwent Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2615 Cost: Free Successful bee management … Continue reading

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May Event: Secret Scientists: Australian code-breakers in the Second World War

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Secret Scientists: Australian code-breakers in the Second World War Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: David Dufty Venue: Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 Cost: Free During the second … Continue reading

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April event: May the odds be ever in your favour: Supersitions and Elite Athletes

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: May the odds be ever in your favour: Supersitions and Elite Athletes Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm Speaker: Kristine Dun Venue: Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616 (Entry on … Continue reading

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