Monday, December 21, 2009

Skeptics in the Pub

Just got in from the very first meeting of Sheffield Skeptics in the Pub where we listened to the luvverly Ariane Sherine give a very entertaining talk about how the atheist bus campaign started almost by accident and spiraled into something quite extraordinary with a global impact. I'm a little bit too tired to give a full review of it now, but there was certainly a lot of food for thought, particular about raising awareness of how divisive so-called 'faith schools' are and how they are commanding vast amounts of public spending which is going towards what is in effect selective education.

Good stuff, and we'll certainly be going to future meetings.

2 comments:

Lois Lindemann (three-legged-cat) said...

Ooh, wish I'd known about that - sounds interesting. I'll have to try to get to some of these in future.

Dale Williams said...

Glad you enjoyed it! And glad to hear you'll come again!

And Lois, you should come too! I think I used up my quota of exclamation marks there.

And thanks to anyone reading who attended. Andy Lewis is at the next one Jan 11th (If I may pimp it here).

http://sheffield.skepticsinthepub.org/

Cheers