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

UoM Science Spectacular October 11, 2017 - As part of the Manchester Science Festival, The University of Manchester is hosting Science Spectacular, on Saturday 21 October 2017, 11am - 4pm, Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum, Oxford Road Manchester It's free so drop in if you're about.
July speaker cancellation July 12, 2017 - Unfortunately, due to illness, our July speaker can't make it, so we’re going to meet downstairs for a social tomorrow instead.
Call for talks — Soapbox 2017 June 23, 2017 - If you have a skeptical topic you’re passionate about, or just cross and knowledgeable, then get in touch and you could be one of our August speakers.
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.

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.