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Showing posts from November, 2014

Dr David Clarke: The Angels of Mons

7.30pm for 8pm  Tuesday 16 December 2014 £3 / £2 concessions Advanced tickets (10% admin fee) The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX. Train & Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East David is also speaking at London Fortean Society on Thursday 25 July 2015 on How UFOs Conquered the World . Dr David Clarke: The Angels of Mons 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the birth of the most enduring legend of that conflict, The Angels of Mons. The ferocity of the battle and fear of early defeat encouraged an atmosphere on the Home Front that was receptive to the supernatural. From this cauldron of hope, faith and fear emerged an inspiring story of warrior angels that appeared to save British troops from the German onslaught in Belgium. The legend became part of the folk memory of the war and encouraged those who believed the Allies had divine support on the battlefield.  This talk by Sheffield Hallam University journalism lectu

Stevyn Colgan: Mr Green and Mr Gray Cannot Visit us Today

8pm (doors 7.30pm) Thursday 27 November 2014 £3 / £2 concessions. Advanced Tickets (10% booking fee). The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2M 4NR Bus / train / tube: Liverpool Street Given the bewildering variety of life on Earth – all stemming from one self-replicating molecule – can we really predict what life on other worlds is like? Maybe not. But we can imagine what it isn’t like . In this entertaining talk you’ll hear about feuding gangs of scientists, film directors with less imagination than children, and the perils of concrete poo. Stevyn Colgan, now a QI elf and a writer for Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity, has been involved with aliens for three decades. He’s held Jabba the Hutt’s face, helped sculpt creatures for Bruce Willis to shoot at and had a script accepted for Doctor Who in the 1980s. Stevyn Colgan is one of the writers of the BBC TV series QI and the BBC R4 series The Museum of Curiosity . In a hugely varied half century