Welcome to the York Skeptics homepage. We are a group dedicated to the promotion of science, rationalism and critical thinking in North Yorkshire. Every month we meet up for a friendly discussion and a talk from a speaker about a subject relating to science and critical thinking. Meetings take place every fourth Monday of the month at 7:30pm in The Phoenix Inn.

We now have a blog, which you can find at yorkskeptics.blogspot.co.uk.

The Frustrations and Some Useful Tips

Dr Harriet Hall

When?
Sunday, April 26 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

75 George Street,
York,
YO1 9PT

www.thephoenixinnyork.co.uk

Please note that The Phoenix doesn't accept cards so you'll need some cash if you want to buy a drink!

Who?
Dr Harriet Hall

What's the talk about?

Dr Harriet Hall is a retired family physician and former Air Force flight surgeon who writes about medicine, alternative medicine, science, quackery, and critical thinking. She is one of the founders and editors of the ‘Science Based Medicine’ blog, a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and co-author of the textbook ‘Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions’.

Dr. Hall will relate her always frustrating and often hilarious experiences as the token skeptic in a local community discussion group, will follow up with a useful list of anti-science memes that refuse to die (like “science doesn’t know everything”) and will show how skeptics can answer them effectively.

Ash Pryce

When?
Monday, May 25 2015 at 7:30PM

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Where?

75 George Street,
York,
YO1 9PT

www.thephoenixinnyork.co.uk

Please note that The Phoenix doesn't accept cards so you'll need some cash if you want to buy a drink!

Who?
Ash Pryce

What's the talk about?

Hydesville. New York. 1848. The young Fox sisters begin communicating with the spirit of a murdered beggar and spiritualism is born.

 
This interactive look at a history of talking to the dead will feature an array of magical treats including levitating tables, ectoplasm manifestation and spirit communication.
 
Part magic show, part comedy, part rational inquiry this fun show has regularly packed venues at the Edinburgh fringe.
Ouija Boards
Spirit Slates
Spirit Communication
Stopped Pulses
Spewing ectoplasm
And more...
 
"Ash Pryce is a naturally funny guy and won't allow his audience to be bored" "Very entertaining" - edfringereview
"Go see" - Edinburgh Skeptics
 
We're delighted to welcome Ash for a second time after his successful "How to be a Psychic Con-Man" show in August 2012.
 
Ash Pryce is a performer and director based in Scotland.  He has written and staged several skeptically themed shows looking at myths & legends, ghosts, psychics and mediumship as well as producing full plays ranging from Faustus to more contemporary original shows in Edinburgh.  He is the founder of Edinburgh Skeptics, the newly started History in the Pub Edinburgh, and runs what is believed to be the worlds first skeptical ghost tour every Fringe.  He lives just outside of Edinburgh with his three Degus, one of which holds a grudge against him.
 
Please note.  This is a skeptically themed show and not intended as an actual demonstration of mediumship or psychic abilities