Lincoln Skeptics in the Pub

Lincoln Curiosity Presents...

Jonny Scaramanga - April 7th 2014

Jonny Scaramanga
Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the '90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination to God. He talks about what students learn in these schools today, and what we should do when the parent's right to freedom of religion conflicts with the child's right to a sound education. 

Jonny is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, where he is researching student experiences in Britain's 50 Accelerated Christian Education schools. He has written for the Guardian, the Times Education Supplement, New Statesman, AlterNet, Salon, New Humanist, and Liberal Conspiracy. His broadcast appearances include BBC Radio 4, BBC2, BBC local radio, and Channel 4's 4Thought TV.

Why not take a look at his blog:,

or you can follow @JonnyScaramanga on Twitter.

Dr Brooke Magnanti - February 24th 2014

Dr Brooke Magnanti, one of Observer’s “Faces of 2009” and Guardian newspaper's “Best British Weblog 2003,” is a scientist and author. She is writer of the bestselling Belle de Jour series of books, which were adpated into the hit ITV show "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" starring Billie Piper. She is also the writer of The Sex Myth.

Brooke has been featured by more than 100 media outlets including the Sunday Times,IndependentNew ScientistGraziaThe ScotsmanHardTalk, Sky News, This Week and Newsnight. She is a columnist for the Telegraph's Wonder Women, former science editor ofCliterati, and has contributed pieces to the GuardianBig Issue, and Town. Brooke was featured in an episode of Stephen Fry's Planet Word, was one of the BBC's inaugural 100 Women, and is a popular public speaker on the themes of biometric and forensic science, sexualisation and culture, and internet anonymity and identity.

Mike Hall - December 2nd 2013

Christmas Special! Lincoln Skeptics are pleased to announce our christmas speaker will be Mike Hall from Merseyside Skeptics. Mike will be discussing the Nativity from an evidence based viewpoint. There will of course be a festive feel to the evening, always interesting, always fun!

Stevyn Colgan - October 14th 2013

Stevyn joined the police because of a bet with his father. 

His career in the force was as unconventional as his entry: he says he  ”spent most of it challenging the efficacy of firmly-entrenched ideas and working practices and keeping a skeptical eye upon whether, as police officers, we were offering the best service for the public … or for us.”