Welcome to Lewes Skeptics in the Pub

What is Skeptics in the Pub?

Skeptics in the Pub (SitP) is a monthly event where people can meet and discuss science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking. At each event a speaker is invited to present a topic of interest, which is followed by a discussion in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere. There are now about 50 towns and cities throughout the UK & Ireland hosting Skeptics in the Pub events.

For more information about the idea behind Skeptics in the Pub please look at this BBC Report and this Wikipedia entry.

If you would like more information about Lewes Skeptics in the Pub or would like to volunteer in any way please send a message using the form at the bottom of the page or send a tweet to @LewesSkeptics. We also have a Lewes Skeptics Facebook group.


Entry to the talks generally cost £3.50 payable on the door (if unsold seats available) or by advance ticket.   Tickets for each event will become available soon after the preceding event and can be purchased from behind the bar at the Elephant & Castle, Lewes.  You can also buy tickets online (a small surcharge applies);  there is a link on the event page.  


Please note: Events at the Elephant & Castle take place in an upstairs room and unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.

Screening and debate at the Depot

Thursday, March 22 2018 at 8:00PM

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Pinwell Road,
East Sussex

Charlie Young

What's the talk about?

Lewes SITP is proud to present a collaboration with the Depot Cinema:

Screening of the documentary Free Lunch Society, directed by Christian Tod

Globalisation, automation, Donald Trump. The middle class is falling apart. Time for a complete rethink. Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this idea is more imaginable than ever before, and intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. Free Lunch Society provides the background to this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation. An unconditional basic income means money for everyone - as a human right without service in return!

We'll then welcome Charlie Young to steer a debate about Universal Basic Income - is this an idea whose time has come?  

Charlie is a researcher and writer on themes of economics, basic income and climate change.  He is an associate of the RSA, contributing to their recent work on the subject of UBI.



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