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#1  Postby jerome » Jun 04, 2011 6:38 pm

Anyone planning to be in town? The fringe events from Chelt Skeptics `in the Pub are all listed here -- http://cheltenham.skepticsinthepub.org/

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Re: Cheltenham Science Festival?

#2  Postby campermon » Jun 04, 2011 6:44 pm

jerome wrote:Anyone planning to be in town? The fringe events from Chelt Skeptics `in the Pub are all listed here -- http://cheltenham.skepticsinthepub.org/

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Darn!! wrong bloody week mate!!!

I've just had a week off!!

:)
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#3  Postby jerome » Jun 04, 2011 6:51 pm

That's a real shame, because the fringe events are good, and the main ones even better! http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science If you can make it down the trains are good and it's only half an hour or so down the M5, I'd definitely be up for a drink. :)

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#4  Postby campermon » Jun 04, 2011 7:03 pm

jerome wrote:That's a real shame, because the fringe events are good, and the main ones even better! http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science If you can make it down the trains are good and it's only half an hour or so down the M5, I'd definitely be up for a drink. :)

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:thumbup:

The Jim Al-Khalili talk looks interesting BUt it's a bloody work night!! :whine:

I'll peruse the dates and see what I can do!

:cheers: :cheers:
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#5  Postby twistor59 » Jun 04, 2011 7:10 pm

I might be up for something ....
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#6  Postby campermon » Jun 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Buggers!! I was thinking about the Saturday 11th, but it's mini-campermon #4's school fayre and he's really excited about it!

Why couldn't the festival have been this week!!!!
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#7  Postby twistor59 » Jun 04, 2011 7:25 pm

There'll hopefully be others coming up.... we can have a RatSkep invasion force :cheers:


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#8  Postby campermon » Jun 04, 2011 7:29 pm

twistor59 wrote:There'll hopefully be others coming up.... we can have a RatSkep invasion force :cheers:


Edit " #4". Shit Camper, you've been a busy bee haven't you ?


:lol:

I'd be at the science festival if it wasn't for them (my) pesky kids!!

:cheers: :cheers:
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#9  Postby jerome » Jun 07, 2011 12:41 pm

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Re: Cheltenham Science Festival?

#10  Postby jerome » Jun 09, 2011 1:07 pm

Quick review of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd http://jerome23.wordpress.com/2011/06/0 ... nge-event/
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#11  Postby campermon » Jun 09, 2011 4:31 pm

Is anyone going to be youtubing the talks?

I'd love to have gone tonight to see Dr Alkali (can't spell his bloody name!!)

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#12  Postby jerome » Jun 11, 2011 5:00 pm

Hopefully some will appear on YouTube eventually. For now here is another review -- http://jerome23.wordpress.com/2011/06/1 ... ival-2011/
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#13  Postby mrjonno » Jun 11, 2011 5:26 pm

Always wanted to go to it but its just so ridiciously expensive, if they have some general pass for it I would be quite prepared to pay £80-£100 or so for it but paying £8-£10 per lecture is just silly.
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#14  Postby jerome » Jun 11, 2011 9:51 pm

mrjonno wrote:Always wanted to go to it but its just so ridiciously expensive, if they have some general pass for it I would be quite prepared to pay £80-£100 or so for it but paying £8-£10 per lecture is just silly.


Yep. As you may have gathered from my blog I too have issues with pricing, but the superb fringe events were all free. If you want to come next year let me know and I'll help you work something out for cheap accommodation etc, I live here so it's easy for me :)
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Re: Cheltenham Science Festival?

#15  Postby mrjonno » Jun 11, 2011 10:11 pm

Always be curious if normal members of the public actually go to the main events or is just professional scientists and press?
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Re: Cheltenham Science Festival?

#16  Postby jerome » Jun 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Teenagers, lots of young women, some tweedy gents, a real mix, yes. But a huge number of science journalists too.
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Re: Cheltenham Science Festival?

#17  Postby jerome » Jun 12, 2011 9:23 pm

Last day of Festival was today, and only one more review to write. here are my thoughts on Martin Ree's talk
http://jerome23.wordpress.com/2011/06/1 ... he-cosmos/
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#18  Postby campermon » Jun 12, 2011 9:29 pm

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#19  Postby jerome » Jun 12, 2011 11:34 pm

And my last review -- http://jerome23.wordpress.com/2011/06/1 ... -part-one/ on Richard Wiseman's show so you know it will be long, and I will have to do part 2 tomorrow as I'm tired out now.
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