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Trick or Treatment: Alternative medicine on trial.

In this provocative talk Simon describes how he went down the rabbit hole into the murky world of libel laws in the UK after writing an article on alternative medicine. The talk covers the dangers of overdosing on homeopathic sleeping pills (side effects may involve staying awake!) all the way to the importance of and dangers to free speech in journalism and science.


Speaker Simon Singh

Simon Singh is an author and journalist specialising in science and mathematics which rather amazingly are the two subjects he claims not to have the faintest cue about. Despite this his book on Fermat’s last theorem was the first mathematical book to be a UK No.1 bestseller. His following books have had similar critical acclaim and spanned everything from code-breaking to alternative medicine.