Snake oil, Piltdown Man and other scams revisited (Spring term) (SCE 18)

  • Day and time: Thursday 13:15 - 14:10
    Weekly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (6 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 30
  • Start date: 14 January 2021
  • Description:

    I so thoroughly enjoyed preparing and giving the previous lecture series under this title, I thought to make another journey through the darker reaches of the scientific world. Cher is still singing about her granddad and his Dr Good, appallingly Andrew Wakefield still has a voice in America as part of the 'anti-vaxxer' movement and the cosmetic industry continues, unchallenged, to flog 'scientifically proven' products. Bonus feature: a review of the pseudoscience peddled during the Coronavirus epidemic. So, join me for this 6 lecture series to find out more.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Clive Gilchrist MBE
  • Having worked all my life in Medical Research, I enjoy continuing my interest in science by lecturing on the lesser known people and subjects of science.


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