Sunday 31 March 2019 2:32 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON March 27: For the first ever time in the history of UK Malayalees, an event will be held where the audience will have the luxury to hear their fellow community members doing presentations on various topics of interest.
United Rationalists of UK- URUK’s objective is to educate the society through seminars and presentation, promoting scientific temper and freethinking.
Nine thought provoking presentations from subject matter experts based in UK, and a Group Discussion with the audience to explore various viewpoints will be the highlight of the URUK’s Annual Conference 2019.
The event will be held on 18 May 2019 (09:30 to 18:30) at the Jurys Inn, Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 9XY.
The key presentations will be on the following topics by noted experts as below:
Education System in the UK
Binil Paul, a private tutor with Masters from University of Sheffield, has a deep dive into the national curriculum and assessments in school in England.
The Cognitive Miser and (un) Critical Thinking
Jaison Blesson Kolenchery (Pursuing PhD in Neuroscience).
Our brain enables us to make quick decisions and snap judgments through heuristics and shortcuts which manifest in the form of biases and pre-dispositions to commit logical fallacies. This presentation attempts to briefly introduce some of these.
A Demonstration of Critical Thinking in Classrooms
Jomon Palakudy (Grammar School Teacher pursuing PG at Kings College London) Group activity to understand why critical thinking is important for Children and Adults. How to get started with applying critical thinking in everyday life.
ADHD & Autism – Myth or Reality?
Dr Sethu Wariyar (MD DCH DNB MRCP MRCPCH – Specialization in Paediatric Neurodisability) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Austism – Diagnosis and strategies to deal with both of them.
Reality Distortion and Psychosis
Dr Rajeev Krishnadas PhD (MBBS MD MRCPsych) Exploring beliefs and perceptual abnormalities in the context of Psychosis – a group of conditions where a person loses touch with reality.
The EU and the Brexit
Dr Thomas Sebastian PhD (Department of Economics – University of Birmingham) The origins of the European Union and the economic consequences of the Brexit.
Culture Conflicts and Parenthood
Priya Kiran (Passionate Blogger and Journalist) Analyisng the conflicts and synergies between Indian and Western cultures and its impact on parents in the context of raising children outside India.
Dr Aravind VJ PhD (Post doctoral researcher at University of Edinburgh) How light helps us communicate! History, Basics, Technology involved, advantages and examples.
Magic of Music
Rajesh Raman (Winner of Asianet Europe Talent Hunt and Passionate Musician) A mellifluous session exploring the art, science and grammar of music.
The conference will conclude with an interactive group discussion with the audience to explore various topics of interest and viewpoints. Scientific temper, freethinking and rationality is aimed to drive this interesting session.
Full day car parking available across the road near Whit gift Mall entrance (£5). Venue is 10 minutes walk from East Croydon train station.
For inquiries please contact 07874002934 07702873539
Make the Cut: Short science video competition to encourage the young minds: (Details in the brochure)
Check out the sample videos at: http://tinyurl.com/MakeTheCut-URUK
Registration Link: https://uruk2019.eventbrite.co.uk
URUK Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedrationalistsofuk
For enquiries Contact: 07874002934, 07702873539
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