Our regular monthly event, Skeptics Café happens on the third Monday of each month. We commence with a drink and a meal from about 6pm, and there is usually a talk from 8pm. Skeptics Cafés are public events – everyone is welcome.

Skeptics Café will be hosted at the Clyde Hotel Carlton in March 2019;

From April 2019 we will be moving to the DAN O’CONNELL HOTEL, 225 Canning St, Carlton

Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp VII
Saturday February 23 2019
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed to a date in April to be announced


March 18 2019 Skeptics Café

“Farewell to the Clyde”

Dr Richard Collmann (Senior Researcher, University of Melbourne)

Green Clyde – Urban Forestry

Dr Collmann will discuss the Urban Green Spaces Initiative.

“Green Clyde” is an acknowledgement that The Clyde Hotel, our Skeptics Café venue for the last two years has been an active collaborator in this project.


Dr Pauli Ohukainen 

(visiting from Finland)

What if everything you’ve been told about cholesterol is… right?

Details: pauli ohukainen details . The link to the Scottish Sun on-line article has been supplied as an example of terrible science supported by a very dubious “scientific review”.

$4 per person
The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

April 15 2019 Skeptics Café

Lana Bavykina

Why was Tolstoy excommunicated by the Orthodox Church? 

Tolstoy didn’t believe in any supernatural aspects of religion and used certain techniques and tools in his writing that got him in trouble with Orthodox church.
As skeptics we don’t want to be told how to think, instead we like to have tools that help us analyze and be aware of patterns of our thinking.
Tolstoy was a promoter of humanism and nonviolent resistance. His motto was “Be kind and do not fight evil with violence”.
So, what tools did he use?

Lana is a Software Developer, reading enthusiast and orchid grower.
She lives in Melbourne and likes to improve Wikipedia (mostly Russian) in her free time.

NEW VENUE: DAN O’CONNELL HOTEL, 225 Canning St, Carlton

May 20 2019 Skeptics Café

Vic Skeptics SOAPBOX

8:00 pm Monday May 20 2019

Dan O’Connell Hotel

$4 entry

If YOU would like to speak at this event, ring 0403 837 339 or email



The Australian Skeptics annual convention is being hosted in Melbourne from December 6 – 8.

SKEPTICON 2019 has its own dedicated website, Information about Call for Papers, venues, ticket sales, speakers etc will be announced there first.

Important SKEPTICON 2019 dates:

1st June: Early Bird ticket sales
3rd June: Call for Papers deadline
29th June: General ticket sales
5th December: Skeptics Trivia Night at The Clyde Hotel
6th December: Conference commencement and meet and greet at The Dan O’Connell Hotel
7th December: Two Day conference commences at Carillo Gantner Theatre, University of Melbourne Swanston Street
7th December: Conference Dinner (venue t.b.a.)
8th December: Final day of conference


Calendars of Free Public Lectures. 

(Link to lecture programs of ANZAAS, the University of Melbourne, the Royal Society of Victoria, and the Atheist Society)

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