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 news

  1. Camp Quest running online in 2020

    Camp Quest UK is a freethinking summer camp for kids. They've been running camp since 2008 but this year they've been forced to cancel their physical camp due to Covid-19. They decided to hold two of our camp activities online so that campers, old and new, could still meet and get a little bit of camp experience.

    Sessions are free and open to young people aged 10 to 17.

    8:59PM Wednesday 29 July 2020

Upcoming Events

  1. Food and Sustainability: The Truth About Hunger — Anthony Warner

    Over the next thirty years, we desperately need to make huge changes to the way we produce and consume food, otherwise, the effect on the natural world will be devastating. This talk will explain how misinformation is one of the most powerful forces preventing this from happening and explore cognitive biases that push us towards misinformation on these issues, resulting in confusion, apathy, and inaction.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 6 August 2020 Twitch
  2. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Could drinking green tea really prolong your life? How about gardening? Is regular sex more about pleasure than health? Why does standing up a lot make a difference to longevity? And is it worth cutting out red meat or even turning vegan in order to blow out 100 candles on your birthday cake? This funny and potentially lifesaving talk will reveal the answers to all these questions and more.

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