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. How to Hunt Russian Spies from the Comfort of Your Own Home – Eliot Higgins

    Eliot Higgins explains how his team uncovered the Skripal suspects, linked them to another assassination attempt, uncovered Russia’s secret Novichok programme, exposed the FSB team that poisoned Alexei Navalny, and uncovered a Russian domestic nerve agent assassination programme, from the comfort of their own homes.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 8 April 2021 Twitch
  2. How to make an apple pie from scratch – Dr Harry Cliff

    Carl Sagan said “if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”. Particle physicist Harry Cliff has spent the last two years attempting to write the ultimate apple pie recipe. How far back can we ultimately go in understanding the very first moments of our universe? Harry will (attempt to) explain.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 15 April 2021 Twitch
  3. Communicating statistics to the media: highs and lows during the pandemic (so far) – Professor David Speigelhalter

    The current pandemic is notable for the vast traffic in official and unofficial information and claims. David will offer some personal insights into the challenges of trying to bring some illumination to the statistics about the pandemic, illustrated with some examples of things that have gone fairly well, and communication disasters.

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

    7:00PM Thursday 22 April 2021 Twitch