Skeptics in the Pub Online

Dr Steve Barrett is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool. His research interests have centred around the applications of imaging and spectroscopy to fields such as nanoscience, geomaterials, biomedical imaging and infrared spectroscopy. He is an expert in image processing and image analysis and has written image analysis software that has been used by researchers throughout the world.

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We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the COVID-19 pandemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high-quality online events focusing on science, reason, and critical thinking.

Every other Thursday at 7 pm (UK time), you will find us presenting live-streamed talks, all for free – you don’t even need to create an account. Simply open up

Take a look at our events, past and future, we’re sure you’ll see a lot of content you will find interesting.

Our current schedule is to have a talk every 2 weeks, though on the weeks without a talk we still open up our virtual pub at 8:30 pm BST.

But what is Skeptics in the Pub in the first place? You can read about what a skeptic is and how SitP (or SitPO in our case!) works at

Skeptics in the Pub are committed to being inclusive to everyone and providing a safe and welcoming place. For further information on this, please see our page on online safety or watch the video.

If you have any questions or comment about our content, have suggestions for future topics or speakers, please feel free to get in touch via email at