FAQs

Who are Skeptics in the Pub and what do we do?
Skeptics in the Pub is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and social networking among skeptics, critical thinkers, freethinkers, rationalists and other like-minded individuals. We organise talks by speakers who share these ideals and take an evidence-based approach to their topic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeptics_in_the_Pub

Where is the new venue?
The Winchester Club, Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB

Where do we park?
There is free parking from 18:00 onwards in the adjacent Worthy Lane Car Park, SO23 7AB. Pedestrian access from the car park is either via the access road or via the gate (signed ‘Fire Exit’) behind the club. Follow the carpark round to the left, then round to the right so that you are between the ESSO garage across the road and the white building of the Winchester Club. The gate entrance to the Winchester Club is directly opposite the ESSO garage.

See image below.

Disabled parking is also available at the club car park. Follow the access road at the right immediately after entering the Worthy Lane car park. It is signposted The Bowls Club.

The entrance gate looks like this:

Is there disabled access to the club?
There is disabled access, but no dedicated accessible toilets.

What is the entry fee?  Do we need to book in advance?
It is a £5 entry fee which is payable on the door. No advance tickets are available.  The entry fee includes a book raffle.  When available, this will be a copy of the book by the speaker.

Do you take credit cards?
Yes, all major credit and debit cards are accepted.  Cash is also accepted.

Are books available on the night?
If there is a book by the speaker available, P&G Wells will be invited to provide books to purchase on the night.  Books may be signed if requested.  Books may be purchased by card or cash.

Is there a bar?
Yes, there is a bar serving drinks and crisps.  No other food is available.  Drinks are also available at the interval and we highly recommend that these are ordered in advance prior to the talk to assist the bar staff with the interval rush.

What is the format of the evening?
The venue opens at 19:00.  Drinks are available from the bar, and we encourage people to come into the hall for a 19:30 start.  After the talk we will have announcements and the book raffle then an interval, when the bar will be open (please pre-order for the interval).  After the interval we will have a Q&A.  The evening usually finishes around 21:30. There is usually an opportunity to join us for a post-talk curry at the Gurka Inn.  This is confirmed on the night.

New attendee?
Please speak to a member of the organising committee who will pleased to welcome you and answer any questions that you have.

MeetUp Members
We use MeetUp to help advertise our talks.  There is no fee for joining the group, and there is no requirement to book via MeetUp.  However, please feel free to indicate you are coming along so we know to expect you.

Skeptics of the Round Table
We encourage discussion at our talks, but if you want some extra Skeptic chat, join us for a drinks and food (optional) at the Bishop on the Bridge on the second Wednesday of the month.  We book a table so ask at the bar or look out for the sign showing where we are.