Cambridge Skeptics run monthly lectures... well, not quite lectures, more like talks in an open environment where anyone can join to learn more, express their opinions and quiz our experts (we always ensure plenty of time for questions). Enjoy a pint and something to eat whilst we explore modern issues and look to improve our critical thinking skills!
Our mission is to promote skepticism in a positive way. Being a skeptic is not about being negative or cynical, but instead about asking the right questions before either accepting or rejecting a claim. Being comfortable with not knowing but not being afraid to find the answers using the skills of critical thinking is what makes a good skeptic!
The group was founded in 2009 and launched its first event on 24th November, hosted by mathematician and science communicator, Simon Singh.
Since then, the group has organised monthly speakers which have included:
(Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast)
(Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association)
(PowerM95 Youtube Channel)
(Z-List Dead List Podcast)
...and many more!
All Cambridge Skeptic events are run by volunteers who operate the group in their spare time. The group operates as a not-for-profit organisation which relies solely on donations towards speaker and event expenses.
Cambridge Skeptics are currently managed by:
About Skeptics in the Pub
Skeptics in the Pub are groups which meet and converse in the UK and beyond, usually gathering once every month.
The event was founded in London, UK by Dr Scott Campbell in 1999, for all those interested in science, history, psychology, philosophy, investigative journalism and how to examine extraordinary claims of all types. A speaker (or number of speakers) is invited each month to present a topic of interest, which is followed by a discussion in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere.
The Skeptics in the Pub network was founded by Sid Rodrigues. A full list of the UK Skeptics in the Pub chapter locations and websites can be found at: www.skepticsinthepub.org