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May 2019

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Steiner Schools

28 May @ 19:30 - 21:30
Market House, 30 Earl Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PS United Kingdom
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Steiner School taken by Nigel Cox With Michael Gove and the coalition approving new Steiner Schools to open under the Free School Programme, it is timely to look closely at the origins and beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the occult movement of Anthroposophy. Steiner was a mystic who believed he had direct clairvoyant access to cosmic knowledge. As such he developed an esoteric belief system based on karma, reincarnation, astrology, homeopathy and gnomes. His visions gave insights into…

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June 2019

Forgetting Ourselves: Reflections On Memory And Identity

26 June @ 19:30 - 21:30
Market House, 30 Earl Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PS United Kingdom
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Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, explores the myriad ways in which are our memories can fail us. Together we’ll consider the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and its consequences, as well as our tendency to create entirely false memories, either spontaneously or as a result of dubious forms of psychotherapy or manipulations by devious experimental psychologists. We’ll also explore the phenomenon of “non-believed memories”; that is, that strange phenomenon whereby we have a clear…

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July 2019

Tall Building Fire Safety: The Burning Issue

31 July @ 19:30 - 21:30
Market House, 30 Earl Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PS United Kingdom
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The vast majority of buildings are a mixture of ignition sources and materials that can act as fuel meaning fire risks have to be managed carefully. Tall buildings, especially where people live, are a particular challenge because of their shape and size. In this lecture Dr Claire M Benson will discuss the technical measures that are meant to be put in place to prevent a 'towering inferno' scenario, as well as the oversight failures identified before, and following, the tragic…

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September 2019

When The Uncertainty Principle Goes To 11

26 September @ 19:30 - 21:30
Market House, 30 Earl Street
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PS United Kingdom
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When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11. There are deep and fundamental links between quantum physics and heavy metal. I know that a Skeptics In The Pub audience will be deeply sceptical about that claim, but there are. Really. Far from being music for Neanderthals, as it’s too often construed, metal can be harmonically and rhythmically complex. That complexity is the source of many connections to quantum physics. You’ll discover how the uncertainty principle can be found in chugging guitar…

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