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Join our talk on 9 September on the Nightingale Collaboration

The Nightingale Collaboration Join us for our talk with Alan Henness of of the Nightingale Collaboration on 9 September 2015 at the Crown (Stony)!
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August 26, 2015 at 6:04pm
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9 September Talk with Alan Henness @zeno001 of the Nightingale Collaboration @NightingaleC https://t.co/abAjyGgUqZ #mkskeptics #sitp
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9 September Talk with Alan Henness of the Nightingale Collaboration https://t.co/wGK09appHv
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Announcement: 9 September Talk with Alan Henness of the Nightingale Collaboration

Announcement: 9 September Talk with Alan Henness of the Nightingale Collaboration

Over the last four years, the Nightingale Collaboration has given the Advertising Standards Authority possibly their most difficult challenge: curbing the misleading claims made on complementary and alternative therapy websites. But as a result, many practitioners have realised their responsibilities and taken down long lists of ‘what homeopathy can help with…’, ‘how craniosacral therapy can cure your baby’s colic’, etc, etc. Some, however, continue to defy the regulator. The Nightingale Collaboration have been using other regulators as well, eg the medicines regulator, the MHRA, to ensure manufacturers, sellers and advertisers of homeopathic and herbal medicines comply with the rules, regulations and laws they are supposed to, and Trading Standard to make complaints about claims for cancer treatments. About Alan Henness Alan Henness, one of the directors of the Nightingale Collaboration, will talk about what they’ve been up to and their future plans. You can find the Nightingale Collaboration and Alan Henness on Twitter. Join us Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2015 Time: 8pm-10pm Venue: The Crown, 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1BE Tickets: Pay as much as you like (minimum contribution £3), buy in advance or on the... read more
Site improvements for your added protection and privacy

Site improvements for your added protection and privacy

Everything is now SSL encrypted by default (connections between this server and your browser) and further protections have been added to stop future attacks (we have been under attack for two weeks and I cannot think of a reason why… oh, wait). Also, I have moved over everyone on our mailing list to a self-hosted version on this server, away from Mailchimp. This adds more control and privacy as well as making sure more emails get through to you. Please be sure to add our new email address [email protected] to your address book and whitelist us in your spam filter. Please update your bookmarks to https://mkskeptics.org.uk. In any case you should get automatically redirected to the secure version. Last but not least, new registrations automatically get added to the mailing list, pending their confirmation. You do not need to be registered with this site to subscribe and I encourage you to use the form on bottom of the homepage to add yourself to our very low-volume mailing list. I am looking forward to answering any questions and your feedback in the comments via our new forum. Kind regards,... read more
14 October 2015 Michael Marshall on Homeopathy in the UK: The NHS and Beyond

14 October 2015 Michael Marshall on Homeopathy in the UK: The NHS and Beyond

Homeopathy is one of the most widely debunked form of alternative medicine – yet homeopathic remedies adorn the shelves of respected pharmacies and are funded by taxpayers on the NHS. How big of a problem is this? Using information and personal experiences gathered during his last 6 years of campaigning against homeopathy, Michael Marshall will highlight how much money is spent on homeopathic remedies, how this gives undeserved credibility to homeopathy, how such remedies can lead to genuine harm and what you can do to help. Michael Marshall is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society and the Vice President of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. He regularly speaks with proponents of pseudoscience for the Be Reasonable podcast. His work has seen him organising international homeopathy protests and co-founding the popular QED conference. He has written for the Guardian, The Times and New Statesman. Join us Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 Time: 8pm-10pm Venue: The Crown, 9 Market Square, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1BE Tickets: Pay as much as you like (minimum contribution £3), buy in advance or on the... read more
Join us on Sunday July 26th for a social summer picnic

Join us on Sunday July 26th for a social summer picnic

UPDATE: Event moved to the Galleon pub on Old Wolverton Road, MK12 5NL, we will be there from about noon. hope to see you all there. This is going to be a Meet-up event, (not abducted, borrowed copied derived etc from the skeptics or humanists.). Just a little Sunday social picnic on Sunday 26th at The Secret Garden Wolverton the Galleon pub on Old Wolverton Road, MK12 5NL, weather permitting. The invitation is also going out to the MK Skeptics, the MK-humanists and the local Amnesty group. There will not be any agenda, this will be just a social picnic & an open invitation, feel free to bring friends, family, children, even pets if they are OK in a crowd. There is limited seating, so it maybe a good idea to bring a blanket, or maybe some folding chairs. The place does not have a post code or an address, But just to make it interesting, the garden is at Latitude 52.0640 & Longitude -0.8045 (negative is west), One can get there by walking, cycling, car, bus, train, or even by canal. I suggest that we will meet around noon, that will give us a little time to get ready and feasting begins at about 1:00 pm. In terms of food, we have two options, either bring a little packed lunch, Or we can simply order pizza to de delivered. For those who fancy pizza, I will be asking about £10 per pizza and order all together. As for the sweet, we ask everyone to bring a little something to share, preferably home made, (a chance to show off... read more

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