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QED rewatch: The Dangers Of Alternative Medicine In Cancer Care (2023)

Published 19 June 2024 at 10:23

Throughout our lifetimes, one in every two people will develop some form of cancer, and every one of us know someone in our lives who have been treated for the disease. While treatments have advanced greatly over the last few decades, receiving a cancer diagnosis remains a traumatic and scary experience, and one that often sends patients searching for answers. In this panel discussion from QED 2023, we learn that sadly, the alternative medicine industry has no lack of false promise to offer them.


QED rewatch: Bitch: Busting Female Stereotypes (2023)

Published 3 June 2024 at 10:23

Our preconceptions about what it means to be female have been shaped by centuries of sexist and heteronormative bias. In this fascinating and funny talk from QED 2023, Lucy Cooke showcased females and the scientists studying them who are redefining the female of the species. Featuring post-menopausal orcas, primates who use promiscuity as a maternal strategy, and lizards who have dispensed with males altogether and reproduce by cloning.


QED 2024 Tickets on sale now!

Published 7 May 2024 at 15:00

Tickets to QED 2024 are on sale now! Our weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking, returns for 2024 with another exciting line-up of main stage speakers, live podcast recordings, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and more.


Save the Date: QED returns 18th-20th October

Published 4 March 2024 at 10:23

QED will return on the 18th-20th October 2024, once again at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester. For those looking to get a headstart on hotel booking, you can secure a room at the Mercure at a special discount price of £135 per night for a single room, or £147 for a double, by calling the hotel on 0161 751 1412 (Option 1), and quoting the discount code 2410QEDBED.

We are busily making arrangements for the weekend at the moment, and will announce much more in due course, including our line-up of speakers, and ticket availability - so keep your eyes peeled for further information as it becomes available.