Welcome to Portsmouth Skeptics

Honorary President: Professor Jim Al-Khalili 

Covid-19 notice - we are postponing all events for the time being and moving on-line in a SitP countrywide group effort. Watch on Twitch every Thursday from 7pm twitch.tv/SitP

We are a friendly, informal group who meet to enjoy talks on science, pseudo-science, philosophy, religion (and more), and to chat about these subjects over a drink. You can find details of our upcoming meetings below.

We usually meet on the second Thursday of each month. £3 door charge covers speakers’ expenses.

What can you expect at our events? Interesting talks, lively debate, a chance to hang with people who have a rational outlook, and people willing to listen to you and answer your questions. 

To keep up with future events, you can sign up to our mailing list (below, in the sidebar to the right), or follow us on social media: Facebook pageTwitter feedGoogle+ community, MeetUp group

Jim Al-Khalili

When?
Thursday, September 10 2020 at 7:00PM

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Where?

Goldsmith Avenue
Southsea
Portsmouth
PO4 0AW

Who?
Jim Al-Khalili

What's the talk about?

Synopsis:

Where does theoretical physics stand at the end of the second decade of the 21st century? Are we finally approaching the end of physics, when the rich tapestry of the universe will be revealed to us and we will finally understand the true nature of reality? This whistle-stop tour of modern physics is an appraisal of what we currently know and what we have yet to figure out, from the nature of space and time to the meaning quantum mechanics.

£3 on the door

Doors 7pm

Talk 7:30pm

TIckets will be available to buy at prior Pompey SitP events this year.

Ariane Sherine

When?
Wednesday, November 11 2020 at 7:15PM

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Where?

Goldsmith Avenue
Southsea
Portsmouth
PO4 0AW

Who?
Ariane Sherine

What's the talk about?

Fancy finding out how to live a long and healthy life? Look no further. Comedy writer and Atheist Bus Campaign creator Ariane Sherine has teamed up with public health consultant David Conrad to analyse the scientific evidence behind 100 different factors that affect life expectancy.
 
Could drinking green tea really prolong your life? How about gardening? Is regular sex more about pleasure than health? Why does standing up a lot make a difference to longevity? And is it worth cutting out red meat or even turning vegan in order to blow out 100 candles on your birthday cake? 
 
This funny and potentially lifesaving talk will reveal the answers to all these questions and more.
 
Ariane will be signing copies of her new book HOW TO LIVE TO 100 after the talk.
 
 
ARIANE SHERINE
 
Ariane Sherine is the comedy writer and journalist who created the Atheist Bus Campaign, as well as the bestselling celebrity anthology The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas. She has written for BBC1’s My Family, Channel 4’s Countdown and BBC2’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, as well as for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, The Daily Mash, New Statesman and New Humanist. She lives in London with her eight-year-old daughter Lily.
 
£3 on the door
 
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