Welcome to Edinburgh Skeptics

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

Details of our coming events are on Meetup

Coming Events:

Our Friends on the Fringe

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 5 August 2017 7:45 PM

An Amuse-bouche of acts from this year's Fringe that have a skeptical bent.


Acts to be announced, for details check social Media: 

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Prof. Tim Whitmarsh - The View from the Barrel: Atheism in Ancient Greece

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 6 August 2017 7:45 PM

Most people think of atheism as something modern and western, but in fact it has a rich, deep and weird history to rival any religion’s. In this talk we... Read More


Dr Dean Harris - Beagle 2: how the UK became the third nation to land on Mars

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 7 August 2017 7:45 PM

In the early 21st century, a group of British adventurers, scientists, engineers and explorers launched a mission to Mars. The mission was called Beagl... Read More


Prof. Kathy Whaler - Why the compass needle points North

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 8 August 2017 7:45 PM

Magnetic compasses may have been used by the Chinese as early as the first century AD, and natural magnets were known to the Greeks in classical times.... Read More


Dr Smith The Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies - Zombie Science

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 9 August 2017 7:45 PM

Zombie Science: Genes of the Damned is the latest in the spoof lecture series by the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies - the world's leading zom... Read More


Hayley Stevens - A Skeptic's Guide to Ghost Hunting

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 10 August 2017 7:45 PM

A Skeptic’s Guide to Ghost Hunting offers an entertaining, funny and at times scary introduction to the world of modern paranormal research. Audience... Read More


Lydia Finch - Cults and Skepticism...

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 11 August 2017 7:45 PM

Cults and Skepticism: How one ex Jehovah's Witness fell into the 'trap of independent thinking'

Historically the purview of atheist, secu... Read More


Dr. Grant Ritchey - Dental Pseudoscience

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 12 August 2017 7:45 PM

Most of us are familiar with unproven and pseudo-scientific medical practices, but they are also prevalent in the dental field. From misinformation abo... Read More


Miss Twist - Skeptics' Alphabet: From Z To A

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 13 August 2017 7:45 PM

Join Edinburgh Skeptics' irreverent mistress of fun for a rapid overview of skepticism! She promises a broad and shallow look at what skepticism entail... Read More


Deborah Hyde - Interview with a Vampire Expert

Held by Edinburgh Skeptics Society on 14 August 2017 7:45 PM

The Vampire has fascinated Western Europe from the early 1700s, but the tradition was a real part of Eastern European lives for a considerable time bef... Read More