We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at The Brunswick Pub, 199 Malmesbury Park Rd, Charminster, BH8 8PX (5 minutes by car or 15 minutes on foot from Bournemouth Station).

Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub invite a guest speaker every month to come and discuss something interesting with us. The talks can be about science, reason and critical thinking, conspiracy, the paranormal, cults and so on. Listen, have a drink and ask some questions of our speaker.

Learning to Love Parasites

Josie Pegg

When?
Wednesday, September 9 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

199 Malmesbury Park Road,
Charminster
Bournemouth
BH8 8PX

Who?
Josie Pegg

What's the talk about?

Parasites are the stuff of horror movies, consuming their host and often capable of controlling their host’s body and mind in the most freakish of ways.

But this is only half the story. Around 75% of all species are parasitic, and parasites play an essential ecological role, prove unlikely allies and are in many ways responsible for life as we know it.

In this presentation, Josie Pegg will give us an insight into the world of parasites and challenge their negative reputation.

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Josie Pegg is a postgraduate researcher at Bournemouth University and is passionate about marine and aquatic ecology, fish and parasites.

Iszi Lawrence

When?
Wednesday, October 14 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

199 Malmesbury Park Road,
Charminster
Bournemouth
BH8 8PX

Who?
Iszi Lawrence

What's the talk about?

Skeptic, comedian and voice of the Skeptics Guide To The Universe, Iszi Lawrence returns to Bournemouth Skeptics in the Pub with her new show The Z List Dead List.

The Z List Dead List is a live comedy show about obscure people from History. As a skeptic, Iszi has found a few that will peak your interest.

Expect woo, violence, sex and death. And a competition. The show is also a podcast with guest interviews including Jon Ronson, Griff Rhys Jones, Natalie Haynes, Neil Denny and Richard Herring.

You can find the podcast on iTunes or go to the Z List Dead List website.

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@iszi_lawrence