Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

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Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by MichaelNugent » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:17 pm

In a change to the planned schedule, we are pleased to let you know that Professor David Nash of Oxford Brookes University Department of History will speak to us at this Thursday's Atheists in the Pub meet-up. Mairin de Burca will now speak at a later meeting.

David has researched and published widely on blasphemy laws and consulted for the National Secular Society regarding repeal of the blasphemy laws in Britain, and the administration of religious oaths in parliamentary democracies. In 2003 he gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences.

You can read more about David here.

The venue is McTurcaills, on the corner of Tara Street/Townsend Street, Dublin. We're gathering from 7.30pm and David Nash will talk at 8pm. As usual, we will have discounted pints for everyone!
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by Davo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:36 am

Wow I would be really keen on reading any report backs here from people that attend, it sounds like it will be a really interesting talk
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by chemicals » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:07 am

Davo wrote: it sounds like it will be a really interesting talk
if the entry price turns out to be 150 euro
-it would want to be exceptional !!
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by Davo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:35 am

chemicals wrote:if the entry price turns out to be 150 euro
-it would want to be exceptional !!
What? you are talking about cost of beer here right? not entry?
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by mkaobrih » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:44 am

I think chemicals is on about the AAI conference tickets which might be €150.
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Post by Davo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:41 am

mkaobrih wrote:I think chemicals is on about the AAI conference tickets which might be €150.
Ahh right, ours at the convention in Melbourne had the non-concession price for the full convention at $260AUD (around €190). That covered:

Drinks and savouries on Friday Night including opening talks and comedy sessions
A full day of convention sessions on Saturday, including lunch and refreshments
A full day of convention sessions on Sunday, including lunch and refreshments

With over 25 speakers, so not too bad on pricing really for a major convention!
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by dugges » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:52 am

Hey, I just got back from the meet, and it was probably our best pub talk so far - yet not as packed as they usually are - but hey; weather

Our Pub meets are free, cause we could got David Nash and elbowed Mairin DeBurca to next month

Chemicals, I'm afraid for a big conference, a €150 ticket over 3 days might have to be a necessary evil

We're responsible for things like
* Venue
* Flights & Accommodation of speakers
* Afternoon/Evening buffet meal

Gawd help you if you ever have to organise a wedding :)

BTW - €150 was a ball-park figure, once speakers and a venue are organised we'll have a better idea of what ticket pricing would be.
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by chemicals » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:59 am

dugges wrote:
Chemicals, I'm afraid for a big conference, a €150 ticket over 3 days might have to be a necessary evil
Fair enough -however I would like to have food & electricity in my house that week !
It would be a bit hard on the Wife etc. to try justify that sort of outlay :cry:
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by dugges » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:40 am

chemicals wrote:
dugges wrote:
Chemicals, I'm afraid for a big conference, a €150 ticket over 3 days might have to be a necessary evil
Fair enough -however I would like to have food & electricity in my house that week !
It would be a bit hard on the Wife etc. to try justify that sort of outlay :cry:
Financially - The shit is hitting the fan for me too!
By the way things are going for me, I'll be there on the day ushering people about and answering questions about AI; and miss a few talks
Which may prove more costly than €150 for a weekend

If you wanna volunteer - ask!
Miss Richards Dawkins and/or PZ Myers over my dead body!!

The way we are doing this is not for profit, but like I say, looking at the AAI books - it's badly needed!

Goal: Get as many people as possible, Irish and Overseas
Goal: Break even if not- profit

Are you up for it??
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Re: Prof David Nash to speak at Dublin Atheists in the Pub Thurs

Post by Bik » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:38 am

I really think €150 will price a lot of people out of attending, it certainly will me.
To put it into context a full season ticket for all Shamrock Rovers home games is only €60 more.
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