Category Archives: talk

Talks: Portland next week, Chicago later

Just a note to those who live around Portland, Oregon: I’ll be there next week to speak for the Center for Inquiry, talking about free will (or rather, its absence) on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m.  The announcement is here, and the venue appears to be the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall (!). It’ll cost you $5 […]

Houston this weekend

The Lone Star College Book Fair starts tomorrow in Houston, Texas, and if you live there, drop by and say hi. I’m speaking (or rather discussing) on Saturday at 12:30; it will be a conversation with Dan Barker, who’s discussing his own new book, God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, at 3:15 the same […]

Book talk: Houston, April

I love going to Texas. What’s not to like about good BBQ, good scenery, friendly people (I avoid the Republicans), and cowboy boots as an everyday item of clothing? I’ll be in Houston April 9-10 as a “keynote speaker” at the Lone Star Book Fair (see more here), discussing Faith versus Fact with Dan Barker, who’s supposed to […]

My Darwin Day talk for the British Humanists

On February 12, I presented the Darwin Day Lecture, an annual event of the estimable British Humanist Association (BHA). The venue was The Institute of Education, part of University College London, and my  title was “Evolution and Atheism: Best friends forever?” I originally didn’t have the question mark, but they asked me to put it in, […]

A quick glimpse of tonight’s talk at BHA Humanists

JAC: I have little to add to what Grania wrote. It was a great time. I came early and signed every copy of Faith versus Fact in Britain (no kidding; the Humanists bought every one in Old Blighty), as well as many copies of WEIT. They all sold out, too, which was gratifying. The audience was 1000, with […]

Update: Darwin Day event tomorrow in London

My Darwin Day lecture for the British Humanists, set tomorrow for 7:30 at the Institute of Education in London, is now sold out, which pleases me greatly as it seats 1000 people. The announcement is here, but I wanted to add a last-minute note. I will have to depart for a “do” soon after the […]

An Oxford event

One week from today, while I’m visiting that Meyer Wolfsheim called “Oggsford” in The Great Gatsby, I’ll be doing a book event at Blackwell’s, sponsored by Five Books. The announcement is below (click on screenshot to go to the page). Since the London Darwin Day talk is sold out, this is a cheaper alternative: only […]

My talks in Canada

In February I’m giving two talks in Canada for the Centre for Inquiry: one in Halifax and the other in Ottawa. They’ve both been announced online, but I’ll add the dates and times here. They’ll be book talks about Faith versus Fact, but with plenty of Q&A. As far as I know, the book will be […]

Book discussion in Chicago

If you’re in what they call “Greater Chicagoland’ (I never hear anything like that for other cities—Greater New YorkLand?), and have nothing to do Saturday afternoon, you’re welcome to come to Revolution Books at 1103 North Ashland at 2 pm for a discussion of Faith versus Fact. (The announcement is here.) I’ll talk briefly about […]

Reminder: Darwin Day lecture for the British Humanists, Feb. 12

Just a reminder that I’ll be giving the annual Darwin Day Lecture for the British Humanist Association at 7:30 p.m. on February 12 in London. The details are here, and the topic is below. You might have heard of the other atheist/evolutionist who will be be chairing the talk: I’ve just finished writing this talk, and am excited […]


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