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London BH pub meet

This from Paul Maynard

After the excellent Steve McIntyre talk last week, a considerable crowd repaired to the pub.

I would be happy to organise a repeat gathering at least as far as picking a location is concerned. There is a similar gathering being organised in Oxford next week but I won't be able to attend that.

No formality, except to say that the invite is open to all opinions not just the sceptical variety.

Let me know geographic preference, e.g. Covent Garden, West End or City.



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Don't care where. I'll come if I can. Please try to avoid the Oxford day, that's all.

Aug 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

Let's do it in Antarctica to prove the point that climate skeptics are not penguin-haters and that we really care about the penguins. No person with a penguin outfit should be allowed in. Vice versa in the Arctic with the polar pears, should we decide to have our meeting there.

Aug 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

Prague is a good spot - cheap beer if you know where to go & of course the Czech Republic has a prominent sceptic on hand :)

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM | Registered Commentermangochutney

If we renamed it as "Climate Communication Initiative" and claimed it'll be up to 2013 only (because climate change will reach a tipping point then, making London uninhabitable), we could get enough taxpayers' money support to meet up in Antarctica for real.

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM | Registered Commenteromnologos

A polar bear goes into a pub and asks: "Do you serve caring climatologists?"
Barman: "Yes."
Bear: "Good, I'm starving, a ................. climatologist and a pint please!"
Barman: OK but why the big pause?

You'll be glad to hear that I can't make it.

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM | Unregistered Commenterssat

How about Norwich?

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterHoi Polloi

Anyone meeting in Norwich would no doubt make it very quick.....still, you could get paid a lot for turning up and following the party line.

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

If it was in Norwich would Phil's Mum be able to come along?

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

Messenger what is the 'party line ' ?

Aug 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterKnR

'But why the big pause?........

Because their delicate egos need continual massaging..........

Aug 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlecM

KnR: I was thinking of the Oxburgh enquiry.....

Aug 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Since I have tried them may I recommend the following City Wetherspoon pubs for cheapness and space: The Cross Keys; The Green Man; The Knights Templar. The first is near Leadenhall Market, the second by Bank, and the third is behind the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand.

Aug 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterBob Layson

Fine idea as a follow up to last Thursday. Anywhere central fine for me.

Aug 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterRichard Drake


Did I miss the date/location for the Oxford meet?

Aug 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterLatimer Alder


It's on the discussion thread. 30/8

Can I ask commenters to improve the standard of the jokes.

I was thinking of sometime in September, mid-weekish.



Aug 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Maynard

Duke Of Cambridge Islington

Union Tavern Clerkenwell

Aug 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterduncan

Visiting a London pub and returning home same day would require total abstinence which is something I am incapable of dealing with >.<
Could we have a recommended place to spend the night which does not require being in the rich list?

Aug 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM | Registered CommenterDung


Any midweek evening after 9th September would be good for me. A slight preference for Covent Garden/Strand area, but pretty easy otherwise. And - if poss - an early evening start...17:30ish.

Aug 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterLatimer Alder

Paul Maynard. I only know the Swedish Chemist joke:

"Hello Sir"
"Hello. I should like to buy some deodorant..."
"Yes Sir. Aerosol or Ball type"

I forget the ending.

Aug 24, 2012 at 7:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlan Reed

Here it is, with a very youthful Mel Smith and Rowan Atkinson:
Any day from the 11th onwards. Will bow to your expert knowledge if the venue is the City

Aug 24, 2012 at 3:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid S

My favourites:

Albannach, 66 Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5DS - best whisky list in London, they can block off a mezzanine for small parties. Bit pricey though.

Captains Cabin, 4 to7 Norris Street, Piccadilly, London, SW1Y 4RJ - lots of space, close to transport but away from tourists. Good value but slightly 'tired'

Silver Cross, 33 Whitehall, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2BX. Great old pub but lots of beards discussing policy.

Aug 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterChairman Al

Excellent initiative. Probably cannot attend as I live in Birmingham. If there's anyone in Birmingham who wants to meet up, I'll organise it.

Aug 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark P

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