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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Take the Redpill: Understanding the Allure of Conspiratorial Thinking among Proud Boys — Samantha Kutner

    Recent global events have led many to ask how far right groups like the Proud Boys are linked to Qanon, Lockdown Protests, Save The Children, and other disinformation vectors. In "Take the Redpill" her latest publication with GJIA, Samantha Kutner answers a different question: how does the Proud Boys redpill entry into recruitment make them susceptible to conspiracy theories?

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 1 October 2020 Twitch
  2. Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian - Seth Andrews

    Seth Andrews is best known as host of the popular website, podcast, and online community, The Thinking Atheist. However, rewind a few years and you’d meet a very different Seth Andrews. As a former evangelical Christian he was once a captive of right-wing media, and Fox News in particular. Join us for an open discussion with Seth where we’ll dip our toes into this murky pond, and perhaps find out how he escaped.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 8 October 2020 Twitch