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Calling all volunteers!

Posted by QED at 12 August 2022, 09:23

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make new friends whether you are already coming with someone you know or by yourself. We’re putting out a call to all our attendees to ask that anyone who would like to volunteer gets in touch.


Announcing... Serious Inquiries Only podcast

Posted by QED at 10 August 2022, 09:23

Serious Inquiries Only will be recording a live episode of their popular podcast in the QED podcast room this October. SIO joins Skeptics with a K and InKredulous, with more shows still to come.


From the archive: Reuse or Refuse - the Facts about Single Use Plastic

Posted by QED at 9 August 2022, 09:23

Eight million tons of waste plastic ends up in our oceans each year, where it breaks down into ever-smaller pieces before being ingested by wildlife. What are the risks posed by plastic waste? Are single-use plastic straws a convenient scapegoat, or would eliminating them really help? These questions were explored in this panel discussion from QED 2018.


Announcing... Mark Maslin and Rachel Schraer

Posted by QED at 4 August 2022, 09:23

We are delighted to be able to announce the two further additions to the QED main stage: climate scientist Prof Mark Maslin and health disinformation reporter Rachel Schraer.


Announcing... Skeptics with a K

Posted by QED at 3 August 2022, 09:23

QED 2022 will see the welcome return of the UK's longest running skeptically-focussed podcast Skeptics with a K to the podcasting room


From the archive: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Posted by QED at 2 August 2022, 09:23

Making their debut appearance in the UK for QED 2018, the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is a long-running weekly science podcast, dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science.Featuring Steve Novella, Jay Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Bob Novella, and Evan Berstein, with guest Michael Marshall.


From the archive: Don't Get Left Behind

Posted by QED at 30 July 2022, 09:23

Ever wondered what happens to the rest of the world when we're all at QED? This introductory spoof was originally shown at the opening of QED 2015 and features the voices of Adam Diggle, Carrie Poppy, Julie Pearson, and Carmen Squire.


Announcing... Live and InKredulous 2022

Posted by QED at 28 July 2022, 11:00

InKredulous, the skeptical, satirical panel show from the Merseyside Skeptics Society, will be returning to QED as the first event of the packed schedule you can expect to see beyond the main stage.


From the archive: Medical Myths and the Media

Posted by QED at 26 July 2022, 09:23

The media reporting of public health issues can often be flawed, sometimes sensationalist and at times politically-led. In this panel session from QED 2014 Elizabeth Pisani, Mark Crislip, Sheena Cruickshank, and Brad McKay discuss the treatment of medical matters in the media, and the influence the press can have on public opinion on health matters.


From the archive: Paul Duncan McGarrity - A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Posted by QED at 21 July 2022, 09:23

Archaeologist and comedian Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we took a moment to learn how to attack a castle, in this unreasonably entertaining talk from QED 2018.


From the archive: Carrie Poppy - In Defense of Anecdotes

Posted by QED at 18 July 2022, 09:23

Carrie Poppy highlights the value of tempering scientific explanations with approachable anecdotes in order to make skeptical messages attractive to a wider audience.


SkeptiCamp 2022, with Skeptics in the Pub Online

Posted by QED at 15 July 2022, 11:00

This year, Skepticamp will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester, and will be organised and run by our good friends at Skeptics in the Pub Online.


From the archive: Cara Santa Maria - Science, Skepticism, and Atheism (Oh My!)

Posted by QED at 11 July 2022, 09:23

Cara Santa Maria presents her own modest attempt to improve the American media landscape, in this presentation from QED 2016.


From the archive: Jim Al Khalili talks about determinism, relativity and time travel at QED 2011

Posted by QED at 5 July 2022, 09:23

Professor Jim Al-Khalili wows the audience at the very first QED from 2011 with this unforgettable talk on the arrow of time.


From the archive: God Awful Movies live at QED 2016

Posted by QED at 4 July 2022, 09:23

Watch Noah, Heath and Eli dispense a comedic and withering critique on the movie *Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed*. Great fun as a podcast. Unforgettable as a video!


Tom Shakespeare, Azra Raza and Tom Berry added to QED 2022 line-up

Posted by QED at 1 July 2022, 09:23

The QED team are thrilled to be able to announce three more speakers for QED 2022: sociologist and bioethicist Prof Tom Shakespeare, oncologist Dr Azra Raza, and director of Medics Against Violence Dr Tom Berry.


QED 2022 tickets on sale now!

Posted by QED at 13 June 2022, 17:00

After many years of waiting, the day has finally arrived: tickets to QED 2022 are now on sale! QED 2022 will take place on the 28th-30th of October, with tickets this year costing £120, or £80 for students and under 18s. In keeping with tradition, Friday 28th of October will once again be a free Skepticamp event for all to attend, paving the way for a packed weekend of science, reason and critical thinking.


QED returns this Halloween, with Fern Riddell, Chris Jackson, Paul Duncan McGarrity, and God Awful Movies

Posted by QED at 19 May 2022, 09:23

After an unexpectedly long and disconcertingly pandemicky hiatus, QED - the UKʼs largest celebration of science, reason and critical thinking - will return on the 29th-30th October, 2022, and weʼre excited to announce that tickets will go on sale at 6pm BST on June 13th, 2022.


Save the Date! QED returns 29th-30th October 2022

Posted by QED at 1 January 2022, 09:00

After a handful of false starts, we are delighted to confirm that QED will definitely return on the weekend of 29th-30th October 2022.