#charitytuesday: Skeptics In The Tub
[What with it being #charitytuesday, here's a post about an upcoming talk I'm giving about fundraising at Skeptics In The Pub next week.]
After not completely bombing out at Science Showoff in London last month, I’ve decided to give this “entertaining performance” lark another go, this time in Bath. Ordinarily, Skeptics In The Pub events involve a speaker giving a talk of some kind for about an hour, followed by a question-and-answer session. So far, I’ve been to talks by art historian Matt Lodder, comedian Iszi Lawrence and quackometrist Andy Lewis. This month, however, the event consists of an “open mic” night, for which anyone can sign up to a ten-minute slot to talk about a skepticism-related topic of their choice.
In my case, I will be taking a look at the skeptical issues surrounding volunteer charity fundraising, from the self-contradictory bits of regulation by local councils, to highlights of some of the totally illogical things people on the street think and say about what I do.
Where? Upstairs in the Westgate pub, on Westgate Street, in central Bath.
When? Tuesday 6th March 2012. Starting at 7.30pm.
Who? Myself and others. As of this writing, there are still places available.
How much? Free! There is usually a collection to cover speakers’ travel costs, but I expect these should be minimal for a “local talent” event like this.