Educational Impostors: The Rise of Pseudoscience in UK Free Schools - Andy Lewis
Monday, 10 March 2014 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Michael Gove has stated that Free Schools will not be allowed to teach pseudoscience. But can we trust some of the cult-like organisations running these schools to teach good science is and to refrain from letting their own alternative reality influence classrooms? Maharishi and Steiner schools both have occult and pseudoscientific beliefs at their core and so we should ask “What are they teaching children?
Andy Lewis is the inventor of the quackometer, winner of Best Blog in the 2013 Ockham awards from The Skeptic magazine.
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Ealing Skeptics in the Pub
Skeptics in the Pub was founded in London 15 years ago and there are now groups throughout the world, including Ealing. The aim is to provide opportunities for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest, usually with a guest speaker.
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