Our regular monthly event, Skeptics Café happens on the third Monday of each month at La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street Carlton. (nearest intersection – Pelham Street). 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.


March 16 2015 Skeptics Café

Joanne Benhamu V2

Joanne Benhamu

Human Subjects Research – a walk through the exploded minefield of Wakefield, Burzynski and more.
“I’m not going to talk about the pseudoscience of Wakefield and Burzynski. I’m specifically going to look at how they failed to meet the standards required of conducting ethical research”.

Joanne is a Clinical Trial Coordinator working in Radiation Oncology. She previously worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endoscopy and has speciality qualifications in acute care nursing.
Alongside her personal fascination with medical history, since moving to clinical trials and research three years ago she has developed a professional interest in research ethics in health and medicine.
Joanne is a co-Vice President of Australian Skeptics Inc; an Executive member of Friends of Science in Medicine and founder of the Facebook group “Nursing Skeptically”. She was an organising committee member of the 2014 Australian Skeptics Convention in Sydney and is a new arrival to Melbourne.

$4 entry

April 20 2015 Skeptics Café

The Pathways Project

Diversity Education for Multicultural Australia
PATHWAYS is a development of a school presentation program commissioned by the Victoria Multicultural Commission in 2010 in response to mistreatment of Indian students in the Northern Region.

$4 entry



June 25 2015 Vic Skeptics 11th Annual Trivia Night


La Notte Restaurant, 140 Lygon Street Carlton


Alfresco dinner from 6pm

Trivia in The Club Room will commence at 7:30 sharp (expected finishing time 10 pm)

More details, including booking details to follow.


Calendars of Free Public Lectures. 

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

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