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Bring Back Bed 13

Dr Edward Presswood discusses whether it is wise for the NHS to pander to triskaidekaphobia and other irrational beliefs. The practice of supporting such beliefs in the NHS is well intentioned but Edward suggests that doing so undermines the foundations upon which medicine stands. Edward will present a witty lecture that will amaze you as to how far superstitions influence our public life.

The evening will start at the usual time of 6.30 p.m. in the Bloomsbury Room, and after Edward's lecture there will be a short question and answer session before we retire to a local pub for further debate around 8.00 p.m.

A suggested donation of £2 will be requested on the night towards the cost of room hire.

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  • James C.

    An excellent presentation, very interesting and frustrating! How is this nonsense allowed to continue in a 'civilised' society?

    March 22, 2012

  • Baptiste B.

    It was a brilliant talk!

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A thoroughly interesting, enjoyable and thought provoking talk.

    March 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting talk

    March 22, 2012

  • Kieron

    I heard Dr Presswood interviewed on Radio 4 a little earlier this morning, and this talk was mentioned. So lets hope other media outlets take an interest,, and that humanists and other groups officially get behind the 'Bring back be 13' campaign. Even though I have heard Dr Presswood speak before, so in some aspects knew what was coming, I still enjoyed the talk as much as the first time.

    March 22, 2012

  • Sanch

    I've seen this presentation before. It's good :) Might come at the end.

    March 21, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Our normal Conway Hall venue is not available for this event, so please note that we are at
    Canterbury Hall, 12-18 Cartwright Gdns, WC1H 9EE, nearest Tube, Kings Cross

    March 18, 2012

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