Saturday nights at QED are always special, and this year we are delighted to bring you music, comedy, magic, and the ever-popular Ockham Awards!
The Ockham Awards are the annual awards from The Skeptic Magazine celebrating the best of UK skepticism, and highlighting the most troublesome or prominent pseudoscientists. Nominations will be open soon, via the Skeptic Magazine’s website, and the award ceremony will be hosted by magazine editor Deborah Hyde and MC Eli Bosnick. Eli is a New York magician and comedian who co-hosts the hugely popular podcasts God Awful Movies and the Scathing Atheist.
Following the awards, we will be joined by stand-up and past QED favourite, Alun Cochrane. Alun is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has appeared on numerous TV shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He was featured as series regular ‘Sam’ in the Sky Living sitcom Trying Again alongside Chris Addison, and has appeared in Coronation Street, Boomers and Russell Howard’s Christmas film A Gert Lush Christmas.
Finally, to finish the evening, we will host a special performance of The Broad Street Score, written by George Hrab and performed by a string quartet. George was our MC for the inaugural QED in 2011, and is one of the most recognisable voices in skeptical music and podcasting. This year he will be performing The Broad Street Score – a collection which weaves a narrative from George’s songbook, arranged by Slau Halatyn and Veikko Rihu, and performed by our special QED string quartet.
Our Saturday night entertainment is free to all QED ticket holders, and will take place immediately after our Charity Dinner. We look forward to seeing you all there!