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

Dr Caroline Ward

When?
Monday, November 26 2018 at 7:30PM

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Where?

75 George Street,
York,
YO1 9PT

Who?
Dr Caroline Ward

What's the talk about?

Conservation can be magical. Literally. And this complicates things. That is why protesters in Iceland will blockade road building projects which threaten the habitat of the endemic Icelandic elf. And why in some parts of Ethiopia people will protect Hyenas because they eat evil spirits. And why Caribbean owls are endangered because people persecute them because they are witches. We explore how beliefs in magic can endanger but also protect species, with important real world impacts. We show how this produces complex ethical and practical dilemmas for conservation, and talk about solutions.

Paul Duncan McGarrity

When?
Monday, January 28 2019 at 7:30PM

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Where?

75 George Street,
York,
YO1 9PT

Who?
Paul Duncan McGarrity

What's the talk about?

 From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all take a moment and learn how to attack a castle.

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