Since 2017 and 2019 I have been giving the following two talks around Skeptics in the Pub groups in the UK and am happy to speak for other relevant groups. I am based in Merseyside, UK.
Cancer Cures: Are we Nearly There Yet?
One in two of us will suffer with cancer in our lifetime and almost all of us have some experience of the disease. But do we really know what cancer is and how we can work towards a cure? Is a cure even possible? And how can we arm ourselves with the right information to help us prevent and treat cancer?
Alice is a researcher at the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool who has worked with both non-profit and for-profit organisations. In this talk she will discuss what cancer is, how it works and just how we are working towards understanding and curing the disease. She will talk about the complexities of research and some of the big success stories that relate directly to some of the many types of cancer. Only when we understand the difficulties we face can we discern between bogus cancer treatment claims and genuine scientific advancement in this field.
Coventry Skeptics in the Pub – 18/09/2019
Stoke Skeptics in the Pub – 07/02/2018
Merseyside Skeptics Society Skeptics in the Pub – 15/02/2017
The How to Guide – Monetising the Vagina
Alice Howarth is a scientist and skeptical advocate who has been podcasting with Skeptics with a K for over five years. Alice also has a vagina. Over the past five years, Alice has been investigating some of the many, many opinions and claims voiced on what you should do with your vagina if you also have a vagina, or what you should do to a vagina should you have cause to encounter one. Alice will take us through a “How To” on these claims which come from a whole range of sources.
York Skeptics in the Pub – 25/11/2019
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