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QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention taking place at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester from the 14th-15th October 2017

Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking.

Latest Update

QED will return 12th–14th October 2018

SkeptiCamp Manchester

For the fourth year running, we’re sponsoring a free SkeptiCamp event as part of QED weekend. At SkeptiCamp, the attendees are responsible for the creation and delivery of the day’s content, and anyone is eligible to present a talk. You don’t need to be a published author, famous podcaster or professional communicator to get involved. SkeptiCamp Manchester 2017 takes place on Friday 13th October and is completely free!

For more information, or to register to speak, visit

The QED Quiz with Cosmic Shambles

This year’s QED Quiz will be a fun-filled multi-media affair presented by Book Shambles with Robin Ince and Josie Long and The Cosmic Shambles Network.

We’ll be delving into the world of science, skepticism, science fiction, classics and more and, just like the show itself, we’ll be using books as a jumping off point. But if you’re not a big reader, don’t stress, there’ll be something for everyone! Hosted by Shambles producer Trent Burton with great prizes including books, event tickets and more!

Numbers are strictly limited, so make sure you register your team of four (no more, no fewer) today!

About North West Skeptical Events

QED is organised by North West Skeptical Events Ltd, a volunteer-owned, non-profit organisation. Each year we aim for QED to break even, spending all funds raised by ticket sales on creating the best event possible. Any surplus is reinvested in future events or donated to good causes.