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

Call for Soapbox Speakers June 17, 2018 - Ever since Manchester Skeptics started, our August event has been the “Soapbox Special”: rather than having an external speaker, we turn the microphone over to four-or-so of our members to deliver a shorter talk of closer to ten or fifteen minutes. (Sort of like the Q&A gets sometimes.) This year, we’re having the Soapbox event […]
Request for study participants May 23, 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.
UoM Science Spectacular October 11, 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.
Call for talks — Soapbox 2017 June 23, 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.
Donation to bombing victim fund May 26, 2017 - At our quiz last night, members of the University of Manchester Rock Metal & Alternative Society and the Greater Manchester Skeptics Society donated £74.61 to families of the victims of this week's terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena.
Last Chance for Pint of Science Tickets May 2, 2017 - Pint of Science is a three-day series of science talks around Manchester.
Venue Changes May 1, 2017 - We have some venue changes on the go at the moment.
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.

Upcoming Events

Join us in celebrating rational thinking at our monthly ritual of coded digs at the out-group and more alcohol than scientists generally advise.

QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking.