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19th-20th October, 2024
Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester UK Book Now

Question, Explore, Discover

QED is a two-day science and skepticism convention taking place at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester from the 19th-20th October 2024. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend celebration of science, reason and critical thinking.

We aim to be an inclusive event, welcoming attendees from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders.

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Throughout our lifetimes, one in every two people will develop some form of cancer, and every one of us know someone in our lives who have been treated for the disease. While treatments have advanced greatly over the last few decades, receiving a cancer diagnosis remains a traumatic and scary experience, and one that often sends patients searching for answers. In this panel discussion from QED 2023, we learn that sadly, the alternative medicine industry has no lack of false promise to offer them.

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SkeptiCamp 2024

SkeptiCamp Manchester 2024 Also returning is the free SkeptiCamp event as part of QED weekend. At SkeptiCamp, the attendees are responsible for the creation and delivery of the dayʼs content, and anyone is eligible to present a talk.

You donʼt need to be a published author, famous podcaster or professional communicator to get involved. SkeptiCamp Manchester 2024 takes place on Friday 18th October, is completely free, and this year is again being organised by our good friends at Skeptics in the Pub Online. Further details to be announced.

About QED

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.