Adam Kay

When?
Thursday, May 5 2011 at 7:30PM

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13 Castle Street
Swansea
SA1 1JF

Who?
Adam Kay

What's the talk about?

Adam Kay trained as a doctor, and now works as a writer and comedian. His least unsuccessful project to date is Amateur Transplants - singing smutty songs at a piano. He has had 20 million YouTube hits (London Underground song), and is "Wonderfully funny" (Scotsman). "This made me very, very happy" (Stephen Fry). "I can't say the word c*nt any more. Amateur Transplants have devalued the currency of swearing" (Tim Minchin)

http://www.amateurtransplants.net/

 

 

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Steve Stewart-Williams

When?
Thursday, March 3 2011 at 7:30PM

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13 Castle Street
Swansea
SA1 1JF

Who?
Steve Stewart-Williams

What's the talk about?

More than 200 years after his birth, the world is still reeling at the ideas of Charles Darwin. Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has provoked more debate, more anger, and more fear than any other theory in the history of science. People have worried about three main things: (1) that evolutionary theory undermines the existence of God; (2) that it suggests that life has no ultimate meaning or purpose; and (3) that it challenges and threatens some of our traditional moral values. In this talk, I will argue that evolutionary theory does indeed have these implications, but that we can still live a good life and a happy life in the world after Darwin.

Steve Stewart-Williams is a New Zealander who moved to Canada and eventually ended up in Wales, where he teaches evolutionary psychology at Swansea University. Over the years, he has written for various media outlets, including The Sceptic and Philosophy Now, as well as giving lectures and interviews on all matters sceptical. Recently his first book hit the stores. It’s called Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew.

Check out his blog on Psychology Today

 

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Iszi Lawrence

When?
Thursday, February 3 2011 at 7:30PM

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13 Castle Street
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Who?
Iszi Lawrence

What's the talk about?

Stand-up comedian Iszi Lawrence will be discussing "The Experiences of An Awkward Atheist" - How superstition, belief and reason are intermingled in comedy and everyday life. 

Iszi lawrence is the resident compere of the Lil Fat Comedy Club Witney, has had sell out shows at the Camden, Brighton, Oxfringe and Edinburgh fringe. Her debut four star show 'Matter of Tact' was Time Out Recommended and London Lite Comedy Pick. 

She also featured in Perrier Award winning The Passion Of The Hodgson and has appeared on BBC Radio 1, BBC 7 as well as local radio inc. Resonance FM.

Iszi is also co-host of the Sundays Supplement podcast and comperes Oxford Skeptics in the Pub. She has been an invited speaker to Atheist Think Week and has spoken at several Skeptic societies around the UK.

http://www.iszi.com/

http://www.sundayssupplement.com/

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Dean Burnett

When?
Thursday, November 4 2010 at 7:30PM

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13 Castle Street
Swansea
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Who?
Dean Burnett

What's the talk about?

Dean Burnett is a recently qualified Doctor of Neuroscience. He is also a stand-up comedian. For the best part of a decade now, he has been using his comedic skills to promote his field of expertise to the general public, which has resulted in run ins and unfortunate incidents with the media, irate activists, Doctor Who fans, drunken hecklers and even Paramount Studios, Hollywood.

Join Dean as he discusses what he has learned and what his experience can offer after many years practising a novel and rather extreme form of scientific engagement

£3 entry

 

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