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. Circular Reasoning: The Rise of Flat Earth Belief

    In 2013, when Michael Marshall first interviewed the Vice President of the Flat Earth society, people could scarcely believe that anyone could genuinely think the Earth was flat. Five years later, Flat Earth belief has gone mainstream. How did we get here?

    7:30pm Thursday 23 January 2020The King's Arms
  2. Denialism — What’s the Alternative?

    Keith Kahn-Harris argues that to really understand denialism, we have to face up to what he calls 'the deniers alternative'. In thinking about how to combat denialism, we have to consider whether a world without it might not be a truth-filled utopia, but something even worse.

    7:45pm Thursday 20 February 2020The Britons Protection
  3. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today

    7:30pm Thursday 10 December 2020The King's Arms