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 Cafés are hosted at the Clyde Hotel Carlton.

November 19 2018 Skeptics Café

“Contested Policy: Complementary Medicines, Advertising Reform and the TGA”

Assoc Prof Ken Harvey and his Monash School of Public Health students


        Mal Vickers: Analysis of old and new advertising complaint systems

        Mary Malek: TGA submissions on ear candles and homeopathy

        Kithmini Cooray: Bright Brains (Bacopa Monnieri) TGA complaint 


(Pictured above: Gabriel De Carheil, Dr Ken Harvey, Eliza Li & Michael Mackie, joint presenters at Skeptics Café December 2017)

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

November 19 2018 Skeptics Café 

Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch) AGM

The Clyde Hotel, cnr Elgin & Cardigan Streets Carlton

7:15 pm (precedes the 8 pm presentation by Assoc Prof Ken Harvey and his Monash School of Public Health students)

December 17 2018 Skeptics Café

Kathryn Harries

A skeptical journey through my career in water, sanitation and hygiene

Come to hear Kathryn Harries, a global expert in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as she talks about skeptical highlights and common misconceptions in the area of water, development and international humanitarian response. The talk will follow Kathryn’s career, which has included being a plant manager of sewage treatment and water filtration plants in Australia, leading the UNICEF WASH team in Rajasthan, India (2007-10) and coordinating 180 WASH organisations in response to the Somalia famine (2010-12), and cover topics including fluoridation and voluntourism.

Kathryn has worked for over 20 years in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). This has included Sydney Water Corporation, Red Cross, RedR Australia, UNICEF and the Australian Government, via the Managing Contractor Palladium. Currently she is an independent consultant and researcher, likely to commence a PhD with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership at Deakin University. Kathryn has worked in the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Geneva, India, Sri Lanka, Somalia and across the Pacific. Recently, under contract to UNICEF, she developed a Pacific WASH in Emergencies Handbook to support Governments and others responding to humanitarian disasters. She has also facilitated the inaugural 5-day Fiji National WASH Summit, led workshops for the Fiji WASH Cluster and lectured at James Cook University in their Refugee Health course and at Deakin University. Kathryn is also a member of Victorian Skeptics.

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

January 21 2019 Skeptics Café

“Australia’s Honest Con-Man”
Nicholas J Johnson
Details to be announced

February 12 2019 DARWIN DAY

Details to be announced

February 18 2019 Skeptics Café

Emily Vicendese
Details to be announced

Surfcoast Summer Skepticamp VII

Saturday February 23 2019

Aireys Inlet Community Hall

Free! (But booking is required)

Review of Surf Coast Skepticamp 2018:


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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