October 2009’s Book Club

Join special guest Simon Singh for a drink and a lively discussion on alternative medicine, based around his appropriately-named book Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial.

Simon Singh is well known for his bestsellers Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book and Big Bang. However, he has also become famous for recently being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association, after publishing a comment in The Guardian (a cached copy is seen here: http://svetlana14s.narod.ru/Simon_Singhs_silenced_paper.html).

In Trick or Treatment, he scrutinises the evidence for and against the effectiveness of alternative therapies like chiropractic treatment and homeopathy. Although it helps, there is no need to read the book, as the discussion will be about alternative medicine and the type of evidence (or lack of evidence!) supporting them.

Turn up a few minutes early to grab yourself a pint and settle in!

Date: Monday 26 October 2009
Time: 7pm start
Place: The Blue Posts pub (upstairs), 28 Rupert Street, Piccadilly, W1D 6DJ. [gmap]
Cost: Free

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Post event note:
Thank you very much for attending!
As some of you may recall, Simon mentioned Sense About Science and their Keep Libel Laws Out Of Science campaign and hopes that you will help him support it. If you are interested in reading more about it, just go to:
Sense About Science


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