Welcome to Edinburgh Skeptics

Our 2018 Fringe Line up is here !

See our stand alone webpage (or click on the pic below) for all the events.:

Each year we put on 23 events as part of PBH’s Free Fringe, getting four star reviews and twice winning an Ockham Award from The Skeptic Magazine. Our speakers include prominent national, international and grass-root  Skeptics as well as academics, scientists and other experts

All events start at 7:30, in Venue 156, Banshee Labyrinth in Niddry St. Similar events on the Fringe normally cost around £10 but all our Fringe events are free and non-ticketed. Entry is first-come-first-served basis and we will ask for a donation to help cover our costs. Your support is very welcome. Venue is strictly over-18 and access is via a narrow staircase. If you need help getting access, please let us know in advance (email: contact@edskeptics.co.uk) and we will try to help. 

 

 


Every month, Edinburgh Skeptics hosts a talk, a discussion group, a cinema night and a pub social night, and we have a lively Facebook Group.

All our events are free of charge, though we do ask for a purely voluntary donation to help offset our costs.

Details of our coming events are on Meetup

Upcoming Events:

Dr Faye Skelton - When Innocent becomes guilty: Psychology of False confessions

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 19 July 2018 7:30 PM

ES Monthly Talk, Dr Faye Skelton - When innocent becomes guilty: The psychology of false confessions

It is difficult to imagine admitting to something that you didn't do, especially something so serious as committing murder. There are howev... Read More


Brian Eggo - Sportsball-ocks

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 4 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Brian Eggo, Evil Overlord of Glasgow Skeptics - Sportsball-ocks

As the rewards of fame & fortune increase, so does the dedication and desperation of those in the sporting world who will do whatever i... Read More


Antonia Forster - What Is Natural: LGBTQIA+ in the Animal Kingdom

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 5 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Antonia Forster, Zoologist - What Is Natural: LGBTQIA+ in the Animal Kingdom

The idea that certain behaviour is "unnatural" is often used to justify bigotry, especially against people who are LGBT, polya... Read More


Prof. Sophie Scott - Getting Brain Sex wrong

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 6 August 2018 7:30 PM

Prof. Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London - Getting Brain Sex wrong

What - if any - are the real differences between male and female brains, and why does it matter? In this talk I'll address the so... Read More


Dilys Rose - Thomas Aikenhead’s Tongue

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 7 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Dilys Rose, novelist, short story writer, poet and librettist - Thomas Aikenhead’s Tongue

Based on her novel, Unspeakable, this is the story of her experiences venturing into historical fiction writing... Read More


Dr. Stuart Gifillan - Should we allow fracking in the UK?

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 8 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Dr. Stuart Gifillan, Senior Lecturer in Geochemistry, School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh - Should we allow fracking in the UK?

Fracking is the new word which has emerged to describe the... Read More


Prof. David Price - What phrenology teaches us about ourselves

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 9 August 2018 7:00 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe Presents:
Prof. David Price, Chair of Developmental Neurobiology at Edinburgh University - What phrenology teaches us about ourselves

Phrenology was a pseudoscience introduced in the late 18th century that tried t... Read More


Dr Michael Smyth - Welcome to the Algorithmic Age

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 10 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Dr Michael Smyth, Associate Professor, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University - Welcome to the Algorithmic Age - From Life Between Buildings to Life Between Systems

Our cities are cha... Read More


Dr Jennifer Murray - Predictably Unpredictable

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 11 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics On the Fringe presents:
Dr Jennifer Murray, Lecturer in Mental Health, Chartered Psychologist, Edinburgh Napier University - Predictably Unpredictable: Violence Risk Assessment

Violence risk assessment is a complex task which h... Read More


Skeptics on the Fringe presents - Our Friends on the Fringe

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 12 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents - Our Friends on the Fringe

Every year we try to bring you a selection of acts appearing at this year’s Fringe that we think will appeal to our audience. Please check them out an add them to your fringe eve... Read More