Welcome to the Greater Manchester Skeptics Society!

We’ve run well over a hundred events since 2009, including the Manchester Skeptics in the Pub events, which are held twice each month. A bunch of Mancunian skeptics get together in the pub to discuss science, history, maths or whatever — sometimes with a guest speaker, sometimes without. If the pub’s not your thing, keep an eye out for our occasional other events.

You don’t have to be a member to come to our events, everyone and anyone is welcome — even if you disagree with the speaker. If you’re in Manchester, come along!

Below are some links to what’s going on at the moment — we’d love to extend our offerings, so if you have any ideas, suggestions or requests then please get in touch.

Recent posts

Donation to bombing victim fund May 26, 2017 - At our quiz last night, members of the University of Manchester Rock Metal & Alternative Society and the Greater Manchester Skeptics Society donated £74.61 to families of the victims of this week's terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena.
Last Chance for Pint of Science Tickets May 2, 2017 - Pint of Science is a three-day series of science talks around Manchester.
Venue Changes May 1, 2017 - We have some venue changes on the go at the moment.
April Speaker Cancellation April 15, 2017 - Unfortunately, due to both venue and speaker availability, we haven't been able to put together a speaker event this month.
QED 2017 Announced April 6, 2017 - I've just posted our listing for QED 2017. It's happening.
Video of Clare Allely’s TEDx Talk January 21, 2017 - Clare Allely, who gave our November talk on the psychology of serial killings has given a TEDx talk on the same theme.
David Icke in Manchester Review: There is No Spoon! January 16, 2017 - When the lizard conspiracy let its guard down and allowed David Icke to come and give a talk in Manchester, GMSS member and soapbox speaker Claire went along with a notebook. And sandwiches, because he does tend to go on a bit…
Chrsitmas Quiz: the Answers December 21, 2016 - Here are the answers to this year's Christmas quiz.
In Case You Missed It: the Christmas Quiz December 17, 2016 - For our December social, Andy wrote us a quiz. If you weren't there, here is the quiz.

Upcoming Events

Richard Firth-Godbehere knows a lot about disgust. Over the past six years, he has been looking at, analysing, and dissecting the history, philosophy, and psychology of disgust, culminating in a PhD in the origins of the English understanding of that feeling. He has come to the conclusion that it rules the world.

Jeff Forshaw, co-author of Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos with Brian Cox, explains the time before the Big Bang, when the universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom.