Welcome

Welcome to Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub! We are a friendly, informal group, and we 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, at the Florence Arms, Southsea. Meetings are free, but we do appreciate a small donation to cover 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:

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Seasonal Meal and Skeptical Chatter

When?
Thursday, December 11 2014 at 7:45PM

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Where?

18-20 Florence Rd
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO5 2NE

Who?

What's the talk about?

Join us for a get together, discussing matters skeptical and testing our grey matter with one of Mark's fiendish quizzes!

Please note meals need to be booked in advance from The Flo.

http://www.florencearmssouthsea.co.uk

How God 'Cures' Alcoholics

When?
Thursday, January 8 2015 at 7:45PM

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Where?

18-20 Florence Rd
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO5 2NE

Who?
Jon Stewart

What's the talk about?

Jon takes us on a personal journey through Alcoholics Anonymous and explores the issues behind the 12-step programme and the latest scientific understanding of recovery.

How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

Lewis Darnell

When?
Thursday, February 12 2015 at 7:45PM

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Where?

18-20 Florence Rd
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO5 2NE

Who?
Lewis Darnell

What's the talk about?

Maybe it was an asteroid impact, a nuclear war, or viral pandemic. Whatever the cause, the worlds as we know it is over and humanity must start again.  What would you need to know to not only survive in the immediate aftermath, but avert another Dark Ages and accelerate the rebooting of civilisation from scratch? The Knowledge is a grand thought experiment on the behind-the -scenes fundamentals of how our world works, and what drove the progression of civilisation over the centuries.

Dr Lewis Darnell is the author of Life in the Universe: A Beginner's Guide, My Tourist Guide to the Solar System and The Knowlegde: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch.