Speakers’ Charter

At Edinburgh Skeptics we depend entirely upon the generosity of our guest speakers and we pay reasonable travel expenses but not a fee. Your comfort, convenience and safety are therefore our priority while you provide your time.

Edinburgh Skeptics guarantees the following to all our guest speakers:

  • Expenses will be agreed before the date of your talk
  • Expenses will be settled before you leave the venue
  • Travel costs can be provided in advance if necessary, so you do not incur up-front travel costs

What we cover by agreement

  • Reasonable travel costs to and from the venue comprising:
    • Flights and train tickets (by agreement) which either you or we will book
    • Bus and tram tickets which you will buy
  • Refreshments throughout the evening of the talk
  • A meal and overnight accommodation for you, which we will book

What we ask for from you, please

  • Provide estimates of your expenses to help us budget for the year
  • Make reasonable efforts to minimise costs by booking ahead
  • Let us know in good time if you need to stay in Edinburgh so we can book your accomodation
  • Talk to us about booking trains and flights, we can give practical advice and help you plan

If you have any problems or concerns, contact us in the first place and we will work with you to resolve them. If for any reason you do not feel the situation has been resolved fairly, please contact Sid Rodrigues who is not associated with Edinburgh Skeptics and who will endeavour to see that the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.

Sid Rodrigues is co-founder of Soho Skeptics and works for the Conway Hall Ethical Society. He would be acting in a personal capacity. Neither Soho Skeptics, the Conway Hall Ethical Society, nor any other organisation that Sid Rodrigues is associated with has any connection with Edinburgh Skeptics.