Reaching Out Reasonably at QED 2011 – Janis Bennion, Eugenie Scott, David Kirby, Síle Lane and Kylie Sturgess

Things I do… Enjoy. The audio version is here on the Token Skeptic podcast, with many thanks again to the QEDCon folks.


Moderated by Janis Bennion of the Greater Manchester Skeptics and featuring Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science EducationSile Lane from Sense About ScienceDavid Kirby, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication Studies from the University of Manchester and Kylie Sturgess.

What is skeptical outreach, and how does it differ to scientific outreach? Is there any benefit to skeptical events whose focus is socialising? How much does a podcast count as outreach, and does it need to be? Should you or should you not be a Dick? And ultimately; does true skepticism require true grit?

Within the skeptical community, especially within the UK, there has been a huge amount of discussion focused around how, why and when to do skeptical outreach in the best way.



About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.