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.)
- You can talk about more-or-less anything. Past topics have included ghosts, witches, maths, quantum physics (both real and imaginary), health and safety, linguistics, philosophy and insects. As long as there’s a skeptical bent to it, it’s probably fine.
- Aim for 10-15 minutes; the exact times will depend on how many speakers we book, etc. We’ll have a short Q&A after each talk where it makes sense to do so.
- You can stick to the traditional Skeptics format of talk-with-slides, or you can get cross and rant. One year we had a poem.
- We have a handheld mic, a projector with VGA and HDMI. If you need any other tech then let us know. It’s usually fine but worth checking.