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

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.
Manchester Science Festival 2016 October 23, 2016 - Once again, the Manchester Science Festival is on. Here are some of the events you might want to attend.
Soapbox write-up and video September 14, 2016 - Kat has written a few follow-up blog posts about the Soapbox event last month, including a video of Claire’s talk.
Your Vote Counts: The Skeptic Magazine Ockham Awards 2016 August 8, 2016 - These awards are [The Skeptic's] way of highlighting the great work done by activists from our community, and the ceremony is hosted by the UK’s annual convention in Manchester, QED, by Professor Richard Wiseman.
QED 2016: With Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Susan Blackmore, Cara Santa Maria, Alexis Conran and more June 8, 2016 - Tickets to QED 2016 are currently on sale! To get your ticket to Europe’s largest weekend celebration of science and reason, visit qedcon.org/tickets.

Upcoming Events

This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides evidence that gossip is a complex communication tool that we may want to keep, and highlight some of the issues encountered when researching such a controversial topic.

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.