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Talk. A Bitcoin Cash World with Dr Craig Wright
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Talk. A Bitcoin Cash World with Dr Craig Wright

This event will help those new to crypto-currency understand how to "get in and get on" and for those with more experience the Talk will offer a sense of expert insight as to the potential and possible future of this game-changing technology and investing opportunity.

"Early Bird" Tickets are available at the price of £20 until 6pm January 15th and then the price will increase to £25.

As a special additional bonus, event sponsors nChain are offering a £10 Bitcoin Cash QR voucher to everybody who comes to the event.

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Doors open 630pm for a 730pm start and with a break the event will end around 930pm - 10pm

In the last 6 months Bitcoin has really hit the mainstream and, as a result, has seen its value sky rocket. However, the big banks have not been lying down and the original vision of Bitcoin has been corrupted and now rather than low-no fees on transactions fees are extremely high. 

Bitcoin Cash forked away from the original Bitcoin in August to be in line with the original view of Bitcoin as a per-to-peer currency with very low fees. However, many of those new to Bitcoin are unaware the vital differences between Bitcoin Cash and its predecessor.

In this talk Dr. Wright will share his vision for “Bitcoin Cash World” where Bitcoin is used on a daily basis by merchants, consumers, banks, and other participants across the world’s economy. Among other things, he will explain:

• the advantages of Bitcoin over traditional fiat currency and payment methods

• why the newer Bitcoin Cash presents the better path to being “peer-to-peer electronic cash”

• what steps need to be taken to achieve global adoption

Dr. Craig Wright has been involved with Bitcoin since 2009 and is one of the earliest minds behind Bitcoin. Dr. Wright is an Australian computer scientist, businessman and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. Currently, he is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies.

Before his early and extensive work with Bitcoin, Dr. Wright had over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and security, and is one of the most highly qualified digital forensics practitioners in the world. He has personally conducted in excess of 1,200 IT security related engagements for more than 120 Australian and international organizations in the private and government sectors.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Wright has been a lecturer and researcher in computer science at Charles Stuart University. He has also authored many articles, academic papers and books on IT, security, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency issues. Dr. Wright is now a sought-after public speaker internationally on security, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics, while also presenting his research findings at academic and business conferences.

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We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan

The We Are Funny Project "Challenge" shows are an established format where superb comedians are invited to perform a brand new 5 minute set based upon a specified theme, in this instance... "How Will Bitcoin Change The World?"

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Taking the Challenge:

* Benedict Farse
* Dana Michelle Alexander
* Keith Platt (Professional Yorkshireman)
* Ed Pownall
* Eshaan Akbar
* Kelly Convey
* Mo Omar

The night will be headlined by "Britain's Hardest Working Comedian", the brilliant Patrick Monahan, who will close the show with his trademark warmth, wit and energy.

‘A comedian with a heart of gold… it’s not laboured but it makes you think, even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’ ✭✭✭✭✭ One4Review

The show will be opened by the sharp Dominic Frisby who is not required to take the Challenge, he will simply bring the funny to kick off the night.

‘Viciously funny and inventive.’ The Guardian.

‘Great comedy talent’ Chortle.

The amazing value "Early Bird" tickets are available at £6 each until January 14th. Tickets will then be priced at £10 each.

Note: This show will be filmed and all who attend may find themselves appearing on video clips that find their way to the internet. Therefore, do not bring your secret lover if you wish to retain the "secret" bit.

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Talk. Hooked on Failing Drug Law - The Past and Future of the War on Drugs with Neil Woods
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Talk. Hooked on Failing Drug Law - The Past and Future of the War on Drugs with Neil Woods

This event is part of the "We Are Fascinating Project" season of Talks from entertaining experts and insightful individuals. The Talks will each be capped off with a Q&A between the speaker and the audience. It's a social, it's a learning opportunity, it's a little like an interactive book....where the reader gets to ask direct questions to the author

Hooked on Our Failing Drug Laws - The Past and Future of the Failed War on Drugs

What are Drug Laws doing to our society? Former Undercover Drug Squad officer, Neil Woods, describes his experiences of the narcotic underworld, and the reality of how our laws continue to fail our communities.

Neil Woods worked undercover over 14 years, infiltrating some of the most violent drugs gangs in the UK. Starting off with no training, Neil helped develop the police techniques and trained many operatives around the country. Now a writer and full time campaigner for changes in the prohibition law, Neil has numerous fascinating tales from the front line in the War on Drugs. From samurai swords to guns, the life of this undercover cop was constantly at risk from the unpredictable characters who run the streets in our inner cities.

Neil will explain how he went from Drug Warrior, always looking to catch more dealers, to realising that our drug policy is only causing harm. Further, we take a look at how we got here and where it could be going.

Neils' best-selling memoir "Good Cop, Bad War" is described by The Guardian as "a gripping expose of the disastrous reality of the drug war", and by Johann Hari as "the best book ever written about the British War on Drugs"

The book has been optioned as a TV drama by the makers of Line Of Duty, World Productions.

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Talk. Radicals & Outsiders with Jamie Bartlett
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Talk. Radicals & Outsiders with Jamie Bartlett

This event is part of the "We Are Fascinating Project" season of Talks from entertaining experts and insightful individuals. The Talks will each be capped off with a Q&A between the speaker and the audience. It's a social, it's a learning opportunity, it's a little like an interactive book....where the reader gets to ask direct questions to the author.

Speaker Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. He is author of the best selling book The Dark Net, a regular commentator on national and international media outlets. He recently presented the two-part BBC documentary series 'The Secrets of Silicon Valley'.

Jamie will talk about his new book Radicals, which is an exploration of the individuals, groups and movements rejecting the way we live now, and are attempting to find alternatives.

He will take us inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to move on in an improved direction.

Jamie will discuss why politics appears to be getting more radical, the prospects for new political movements, and whether there is anything the mainstream can learn from them.

From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, Jamie will introduce us to some of the most interesting and important movements today: the US Transhumanist Party, far-right groups seeking to close the borders, militant environmentalists striving to save the planet's natural reserves by any means possible, libertarian movements founding new countries, autonomous cooperatives in self-sustaining micro-societies, and psychedelic pioneers attempting to heal society with the help of powerful hallucinogens.

Jamie will present the political ideas of the future and invite the audience to consider:

* What will happen if AI takes all the jobs?

* Can Europe handle 250 million climate change refugees?

* Is society's attitude to relationships completely wrong?

* Will psychedelic movements change the world?

* Is it possible to live together without countries?

Tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the door.

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Talk. The Drugs Don't (Always) Work: The Future of Chronic Pain Management
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Talk. The Drugs Don't (Always) Work: The Future of Chronic Pain Management

This event is part of the "We Are Fascinating Project" season of Talks from entertaining experts and insightful individuals. The Talks will each be capped off with a Q&A between the speaker and the audience. It's a social, it's a learning opportunity, it's a little like an interactive book....where the reader gets to ask direct questions to the author.

Speaker Danny Orchard is a lecturer in pain science and writes the pain management curriculum for the British School of Osteopathy, the oldest college of osteopathy in Europe. After reading a MSc in Pain Science from Kings College London, he spent several years lecturing on the international circuit.

This lecture talk will explore the neuroscience behind chronic pain from a layperson's perspective and how pain is a complex interaction between the physical state of our tissues and our psychological state of mind.

We will delve into how and why a person may be susceptible to pain chronification (the move from fleeting to persistent pain) and the changes that occur in our nervous systems that leads to a state of chronic pain.

We will also look at the basic mechanism behind certain painkillers and why they don't always work as expected, or can even make the pain worse.

We will finish by looking at ways to prevent pain becoming persistent and what we can do to help reduce its effect on our quality of life.

Danny's most recent venture is a new start-up charity, the Centre for Osteopathic Research and Excellence, aimed at providing affordable osteopathy to the community, mentoring for new graduates and researching non-pharmaceutical treatments for chronic pain.

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Talk. A Bitcoin World: How Bitcoin Will Transform the World with Dr Craig Wright
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Talk. A Bitcoin World: How Bitcoin Will Transform the World with Dr Craig Wright

This event is part of the "We Are Fascinating Project" season of Talks from entertaining experts and insightful individuals. The Talks will each be capped off with a Q&A between the speaker and the audience. It's a social, it's a learning opportunity, it's a little like an interactive book....where the reader gets to ask direct questions to the author.

Our speaker Dr. Craig Wright is an Australian computer scientist, businessman and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. Currently, he is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies. Dr. Wright has been involved with Bitcoin since 2009, and is one of the earliest minds behind Bitcoin.

Since emerging in 2009, Bitcoin has generated much interest as a cryptocurrency and the future of money. But what if bitcoin is far more?

Learn how visionary scientist Dr. Craig Wright, one of the earliest minds behind bitcoin, created a vision of a world with wide-scale adoption of both the Bitcoin cryptocurrency and the Bitcoin network as a transformative technology platform.

Dr. Wright will explain why you should invest in bitcoin because its technology power rather than riding speculation, and why the newer Bitcoin Cash presents the better path to bitcoin’s true potential.

Bitcoin’s underlying technology platform is the blockchain, a distributed decentralised ledger that chronologically transactions in an immutable way. The bitcoin network can do more than just record transactions; it has the power to transform how commerce and transactions work around the world, and even power a futuristic world of artificial intelligence and intelligent bots.

If Bitcoin is scaled to its true potential, its cryptocurrency value will grow exponentially and its technology contributions to the world will be immeasurable.

Before his early and extensive work with Bitcoin, Dr. Wright had over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and security, and is one of the most highly qualified digital forensics practitioners in the world. He has personally conducted in excess of 1,200 IT security related engagements for more than 120 Australian and international organizations in the private and government sectors.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Wright has been a lecturer and researcher in computer science at Charles Sturt University. He has also authored many articles, academic papers and books on IT, security, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency issues. Dr. Wright is now a sought-after public speaker internationally on security, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencytopics, while also presenting his research findings at academic and business conferences.

Tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the door.

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