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

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.
Pint of Science 2016 May 13, 2016 - This year's Pint of Science events, starting in a couple of weeks, are starting to sell out — so get tickets to any that interest you now.
Tickets for QED 2016 are now on sale May 3, 2016 - The wait is over: tickets to QED 2016 are now on sale, still just £99, or £69 for students and under 18s.
General Meeting Announced April 6, 2016 - We are holding a GM on April 21 — be there or be elsewhere!
Photos from the Hypnosis talk March 28, 2016 - I wasn't able to get to our hypnosis talk, but Jenna was, and once again she took some photos.
Photos from the Science of Magic talk February 20, 2016 - Jenna helpfully took some photos at our last event.
Venue Changes January 27, 2016 - Read this post to find out where our upcoming events are, or suggest venues for future ones.
GMSS and Richard Dawkins Foundation donate £1,000 to Good Thinking Society January 27, 2016 - As a registered charity, we massively appreciate the support of the skeptical community and the donations we receive from individuals and organisations who want us to continue our work. With this in mind, we would like to thank the Greater Manchester Skeptics Society (GMSS) and Richard Dawkins Foundation (RDF) for their generous and hugely-appreciated donation of £1,000, resulting from an event that they jointly organised.

Upcoming Events

For decades now, organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth have done a great job of convincing the population that GM food is harmful, but is there really any truth to this?

We are overdue a general meeting, so if you want to have your say on how the Society is run, or just help us get somewhere near quorum, then come along. The agenda will be confirmed nearer, possibly on, the day. Possibly the day after.