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1:30 pm Dr Google Will See You Now! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Dr Google Will See You Now! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dr Google Will See You Now! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Your supermarket knows when you’re pregnant; Google knows what medical conditions you have; Facebook could help your doctor diagnose you. What if Google sent a record of your search terms to your doctor to notify …
8:10 pm Listening to the Public is Dangerous! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Listening to the Public is Dangerous! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 6 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Listening to the Public is Dangerous! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The public actively engage in decision-making processes, from referendums and elections to choosing singing contest winners. Often the results of these are contested and debated, and questions arise over whether the public made the right …
1:30 pm Doing MORE Drugs (Policy) (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Doing MORE Drugs (Policy) (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Doing MORE Drugs (Policy) (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Discussions about drug use and drug policy often involve stories – personal experience combined with knowledge gleamed from the media and other sources. But how are these stories translated into policy, and what validity should …
8:10 pm What Keeps You Sharp? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
What Keeps You Sharp? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 7 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
What Keeps You Sharp? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Isn’t the expression ‘having a senior moment’ awful? Yet people often think of changes in their mental skills with age in terms of decline. While some people do experience these changes, others do not. So …
1:30 pm The Problem with Patriotism (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
The Problem with Patriotism (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Problem with Patriotism (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Do you love your country? Does the sight of your national flag fill you with pride? Whatever your nationality, patriotism is a hugely significant part of modern life, influencing everything from the cars we buy …
8:10 pm Monolinguals, Where Are You? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Monolinguals, Where Are You? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 8 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Monolinguals, Where Are You? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Is anyone truly monolingual anymore? Knowing dialects, learning languages at school, and hearing migrant speakers make everybody ‘bilingual’ to some extent. This means that the mother tongue changes, in completely natural and predictable ways. It …
1:30 pm Never a Soft Touch (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Never a Soft Touch (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Never a Soft Touch (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Scotland was once considered a ‘soft-touch’ on female genital mutilation (FGM), failing to protect 23,979 affected residents. Oonagh O’Brien (Queen Margaret University) and Jerusalem Barnabas (Waverley Care) argue that things are changing. Greater steps are …
8:10 pm Science is F***ed (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Science is F***ed (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 9 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Science is F***ed (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Science is thought of as the definitive truth of our time. It claims to sit at the apex of the tree of knowledge. But there’s a problem: most scientific findings are (possibly) false. If this …
1:30 pm Stop Making Sense (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Stop Making Sense (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Stop Making Sense (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Do you always approach life logically, making careful decisions based on sound evidence and facts? Health warning! You may be suffering from abnormally high levels of rationality. This can be dangerous! Too much reason can …
8:10 pm We’re All Mental! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
We’re All Mental! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 10 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
We’re All Mental! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The history of mental disorder is full of instances of labels of mental disorders being used to control what was deemed as unacceptable or dangerous. The science of mental health is as much determined by …
1:30 pm Fibre Optics Can Save the World! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Fibre Optics Can Save the World! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Fibre Optics Can Save the World! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The magical internet-providing properties of fibre optics are well-known. But hardly anyone has heard of fibre optics that can diagnosis cancer or detect gravity waves, and Matthew Partridge (Southampton University) is not happy about that. …
8:10 pm Why is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Why is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 11 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Why is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial? (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Psychiatrist Stephen Lawrie (The University of Edinburgh) thinks mental illness is needlessly controversial – and the controversy is destroying our mental health services. Artificial battle-lines are drawn between two stereotypes: ‘pill-peddling’ doctors under the influence …
1:30 pm School of Batman – Live! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
School of Batman – Live! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
School of Batman – Live! (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Batman is the world’s greatest scientist and we can prove it. School of Batman is a podcast where academics help Batman fight crime utilising their research. In this show, it starts with a tour of …
8:10 pm Turn to the Darknet (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Turn to the Darknet (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre
Aug 12 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm
Turn to the Darknet (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018) @ New Town Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed.  Intelligence agencies and various governments fret about the advantages online anonymity gives miscreants and malcontents. Libertarians and civil liberties activists point to the technically and increasingly …