Bristol Skeptics in the Pub (SitP) holds monthly "thinking and drinking" sessions on a variety of subjects. The format is a 45 minute presentation from an expert speaker, a 20 minute break, and then 45 minutes of Q&A.
Traditionally, skeptics are investigators who "debunk" pseudoscientific claims. Some of our speakers fall into this category. Other speakers demonstrate skepticism in a broader sense, discussing topics related to science, history, journalism or philosophy.
Sometimes people imagine skeptics to be conspiracy theorists or climate change denialists. Not only are we not part of such groups, we strongly disagree with them! Conspiracy theories are regularly debunked by skeptics. As are the claims of climate change denialists.
We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Smoke & Mirrors bar on Denmark Street (just behind the Hippodrome). At first when you enter Smoke & Mirrors it looks like any other pub. But walk through to the back and you'll find the cozy theatre used for our talks.
SitP events are hosted by The Bristol Skeptics Society, a non-profit organisation promoting critical thinking and scientific skepticism.
You don't need to identify as a skeptic to come along. All inquiring minds are welcome!