Hard News by Russell Brown


The Dr G giveaway

As you may be aware, I have the pleasure of hosting An Evening With Ben Goldacre at Auckland's Mercury Theatre on Saturday week. The boffo interview I did wth Dr G a little while ago was very enjoyable and I'm sure it'll be even more fun on the night.

Anyway, if you'd like to cram before the jam, the promoters have kindly offered a prize pack of Ben Goldacre's three books for me to give away:

To be in for the prize pack, you need only email me using the button at the bottom of this post with "Books" as the subject line. I'll draw a winner in a couple of days' time.

But there's one more thing: a number of people from the autism community have expressed interest in hearing Ben speak, not least because of his role in bringing the dreadful Andrew Wakefield to account.

I know not everyone in that community can easily afford what isn't a cheap ticket. So I talked to the promoters and they have kindly offered to make available 20 tickets at a reduced rate ($59 + booking fee, the same as the student discount).

The discount can be claimed by emailing me via the button at the bottom of this post with "Neurodiverse" as the subject line. I'll then send you a code to use when you buy your tickets.

Now, I thought about how  to do this and decided the best thing was to simply do it on trust. The discount is intended for ASD people themselves, but I'm happy to consider a request from supporters and family.

But mostly, neurotypicals, do not lie to me.

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