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 held at the Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street Carlton

July 15 2019 Skeptics Café

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Dr Louis Roller: Health Facts: True or False

Associate Professor Louis Roller
Louis has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years.
He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years, has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial Board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics.
He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare.
He has served as a committee member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008.
In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and in in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

See also:
Dr Louis Roller: Vitamins: A Panacaea for All Ills?

Dan O’Connell Hotel

$4 entry

August 19 2019 Skeptics Café

Dr Hannah Middleton (Astrophysicist, University of Melbourne)


Topic to be announced

Dan O’Connell Hotel

$4 entry

Surfcoast Skepticamp VII

Saturday September 14

Airey’s Inlet

from 10.30 – 4.00. Details are at Eventbrite:

Surfcoast Skepticamp VII
Originally timed for February, this event had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.If you’d like to contribute by way of a short presentation on the day, please contact us ASAP at 



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.

Exciting news about our speaker line-up: 

It’s official. The SGU are appearing at Skepticon!

We are thrilled to announce that the entire team from the acclaimed international podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe are to be the keynote speakers at Skepticon 2019.

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, or SGU as it is known, is one of the most popular and respected podcasts on critical thinking, reason and the public understanding of science. The first episode of the SGU podcast went online on 4th May 2005 and is today one of the most popular science podcasts on iTunes.

The SGU team is also the authors of bestselling The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake.

As well as listening to the SGU speak, delegates will have the opportunity to mix with the team at the conference social events including the Friday night meet & greet and Saturday night’s conference dinner.

Also attending: Susan Gerbic: skeptical activist, founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, a regular contributor to Skeptical Inquirer, and a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry


Susan Gerbic

Jo Thornely: author of Zealot and host of the podcast of the same name

Jo Thornely

Skepticon 2019 will include a range of other speakers from the local and international Skeptic community. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Early bird tickets for Skepicon 2019 are now available: See main article

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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