Event Schedule

For events like QED, the schedule can be impacted by a number of factors, not least being the availability of our guest speakers. As such the final schedule is not confirmed until a few days before the event.

But we do understand that you want to plan your weekend, so here is a rough outline of the weekend, to help you book trains, hotels, and so on.

Thursday 23rd April


Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: How We Get Science Coverage Wrong

QED FRINGE. Dr. David Robert Grimes will investigates the glaring disconnect between the actual findings of science and media reporting of such topic. Hosted by the Greater Manchester Skeptics. No ticket required, just turn up! More details are available on Facebook.

Bar21mcr, Thomas Street, Manchester.
Note: this event does not take place at the QED venue.

Friday 24th April

11:00 - 17:00


FREE TO ATTEND. No ticket required, just turn up! More details at

The Buckingham Suite
17:00 - 19:00

The Cosmic Genome Quiz

FREE TO ATTEND. Register at

The Buckingham Suite
19:00 - LATE

The QED Mixer 2015

FREE TO ATTEND. If you’re new to QED or you’re attending on your own, the QED Mixer is the perfect opportunity to get the QED party started early, meet new friends, and introduce yourself to a guest speaker or two. You’ll also be able to register and pick up your name badge, saving yourself valuable time on Saturday morning.

Tempus Bar & Restaurant

Saturday 25th April

08:00 - 09:00


Pick up your name badge and take your seats, ready for a prompt event start. Doors open 08:30.

09:00 - 12:00

Saturday Morning Session

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 17:00

Saturday Afternoon Session

17:00 - 18:30


18:30 - 20:30

The Gala Dinner

For Gala Dinner ticket holders only

20:30 - LATE

Evening Entertainment

All QED ticket holders are welcome at our entertainment event, with entry included in your overall QED ticket price.

Sunday 26th April

10:00 - 12:00

Sunday Morning Session

12:00 - 13:00


13:10 - 16:30

Sunday Afternoon Session

This information may be subject to change, though we will endeavor to keep this page up to date.