The Skeptic is the UK’s only regular magazine to take a sceptical look at pseudoscience and claims of the paranormal. Founded in 1987 by Wendy Grossman, the magazine is now edited by Deborah Hyde and a team of Deputy Editors. Former Editor-in-Chief Professor Chris French from the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, remains involved as Special Advisor and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board.

The Skeptic is a non-profit magazine published four times a year, available to buy single issues or a yearly subscription online or by post. The magazine has become an invaluable resource for journalists, teachers, psychologists, and inquisitive people of all ages who yearn to discover the truth behind the many extraordinary claims of paranormal and unusual phenomena. Note that we are not connected with the similarly named (American) Skeptic Magazine or the (Australian) The Skeptic journal.

In 2005 The Skeptic received an Independent Press Awards nomination from
Utne Press AwardsThe Utne Reader (read our press release).

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