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

  1. Call for Soapbox Speakers

    11:55 AM Sunday 17 June 2018
    Update: this event is in the past so we no longer need speakers, unless they have an extremely compelling talk about how time travel is more likely than most people think.
  2. Request for study participants

    1:59 PM Wednesday 23 May 2018
    We've been contacted by a researcher from Uclan, who is running a study comparing sceptics and believers in the paranormal, but doesn't have enough sceptics yet.
  3. UoM Science Spectacular

    9:34 AM Wednesday 11 October 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.
  4. Call for talks — Soapbox 2017

    9:33 AM Friday 23 June 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Ariane Sherine – Talk Yourself Better

    7:30 PM Thursday 8 November 2018 at The King's Arms

    Writer, comedian, singer and skeptical bus-wrangler Ariane Sherine comes in to talk about her new book, Talk Yourself Better, an honest look at the wide range of 'talking' therapies available today.

  2. Robin Ince – I'm a Joke and So Are You

    7:30 PM Thursday 13 December 2018 at The King's Arms

    Comedian, presenter and writer Robin Ince comes to tell us about I'm a Joke and So Are You, his new book looking at what makes us who we are.