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QED is a science and skepticism convention taking place at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester from the 15th-16th October 2016

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

Thank you so much to everyone who came to QED, especially our emcee Matt Parker, the fantastic guest speakers, our dedicated volunteer team, but most of all the amazing audience of skeptics and critical thinkers from around the world. See you next year..?

SkeptiCamp Manchester

For the third 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 2016 takes place on Friday 14th October and is completely free!

For more information, or to register to speak, visit

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.