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:

Cllr. Lizzi Collinge - Politicians Are Idiots (and that's a good thing)

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

Skeptics On The Fringe Presents:
Cllr. Lizzi Collinge, County Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate - Politicians Are Idiots (and that's a good thing)

Can you be a Skeptical politician? Is evidence based policy a reality or... Read More


Dr Alan Gow - Brain Training on Trial

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 20 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe Presents:
Dr Alan Gow, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University - Brain Training on Trial

Many people spend their hard-earned cash on games promising to protect their thinking skills as they get older. Maybe yo... Read More


Claire Klingenberg - Suspending Disbelief: A Skeptic Visits a Religious Group

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 21 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Claire Klingenberg, President of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations) -
Suspending Disbelief: How to Visit Religious Groups as a Skeptic and Make It Home Safely

Being an efficient skeptic... Read More


Zion Lights - The Science of Ethical Parenting

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 22 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Zion Lights, Author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting - The science of ethical parenting

An evidence-based approach to living and raising children with low carbon footprints

Zion Lights is ... Read More


Dave Ward -What's Bad About Bullshit? The Value of Reason in Modern Philosophy

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 23 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Dave Ward, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh - What's Bad About Bullshit? The Value of Reason in Modern Philosophy

What's so good about being rational? The steady march of science that begu... Read More


Trevor Sloughter - Climate Change Madness (Yet There Is Method In 't)

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 24 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Trevor Sloughter, PhD Student at Strathclyde University and Organiser at Glasgow Skeptics - Climate Change Madness
(Yet There Is Method In 't)

Just how do we know what we know about climate change, a... Read More


Dr. David Robert Grimes - Paranoia for the people: Modern Conspiracy Theories

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 25 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics On The Fringe Presents:
Dr. David Robert Grimes, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University Belfast / University of Oxford - Paranoia for the people: Conspiracy theories in the 21st century

Conspiratorial ideation (e.g., the moon ... Read More


Caroline Rance - Snake Oil! Frauds and fakers from quackery's colourful history

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 26 August 2018 7:30 PM

Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Caroline Rance, Author of The Quack Doctor - Snake Oil! Frauds and fakers from quackery's colourful history

They say there's nothing new under the sun, and many of the tactics used to sell miracle cures ... Read More