Welcome to the Dundee wing of Skeptics in the Pub! 

We aim to promote reason, rationality and critical thinking in Dundee and the surrounding areas. We host monthly Skeptics in the Pub events which are free and open to everyone.

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Feel free to email us at dundeeskeptics@gmail.com with any suggestions about our social events, or if you are interested in getting involved. Alternatively, use the "Get in Touch" link in the sidebar.
 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Frank Machin

When?
Monday, April 3 2017 at 7:00PM

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Where?

14-18 Perth Rd, Dundee, Angus DD1 4LN

Who?
Frank Machin

What's the talk about?

Twenty years ago, the Hawaiian papaya farming industry was being destroyed by the ringspot virus. Then a new technology arrived: the new Genetically Engineered papaya was resistant to the virus, and saved the papaya. 
Since then, the GE Papaya has faced strong opposition, including legal challenges and vandalism. 
 
But are the arguments against GMOs valid? Or are many of them based on bad science? In this talk, Frank Machin takes a look at the scientific evidence surrounding the use of genetically modified crops.
 
 
Frank is a developmental biologist studying for a PhD in plant molecular biology at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the ways that different types of cells develop as the plant grows. In the long run, Frank wants to feed the world by finding ways to make better crop plants.

Frank got his start doing public science talks after winning the Scottish Famelab final, talking about how cells organise themselves to form patterns. In his spare time, Frank is into gardening, DIY biology, and board games. You can follow him on twitter.

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Join us in the basement bar at Braes - doors open 18.30, 19.00 start.
 
Our events are always FREE and everyone is welcome to attend!

Matthew Jarron

When?
Tuesday, May 9 2017 at 7:00PM

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Where?

14-18 Perth Rd, Dundee, Angus DD1 4LN

Who?
Matthew Jarron

What's the talk about?

Hailed as “the greatest work of prose in twentieth century science”, On Growth and Form is almost certainly the most influential book ever written in Dundee. This illustrated talk will examine the historical and scientific background to the book and explore the extraordinary influence that its ideas have had in such diverse fields as biomathematics, art, architecture, geography and cybernetics.

Matthew Jarron is the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee, where he is responsible for the care, interpretation, and accessibility of the University’s museum collections, which are used for learning and teaching within the University, and for public engagement and wider impact locally and globally. Among other things, he runs the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum in the basement of the Carnelley Building.