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Columnists and Authors
There are a number of regular contributors to The Skeptic Magazine, many of whom are authors and columnists in their own right. Brief details about the contributors are provided below. There are also a number of staff who do not write columns for the magazine. Details of these individuals can be found at the far bottom.
Julian Baggini writes the Philosopher's Corner column. He is also Editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine.
Julian is author of The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 Other Thought Experiments, Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines (Oxford University Press) and The Meaning of Life and his latest book is Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind.
Jon Cohen writes the Doubt and About column.
Jon is a successful record producer. Working mainly in the classical crossover field, he has had several hit records, most notably the 2009 top 5 album Faryl by Faryl Smith. His passion for scepticism was ignited in 1997 after reading Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World. Since that time he has developed an addiction to sceptical literature as well as a fascination with magic, cognitive psychology and nice cheeses. In 2008 Jon travelled to Basrah, Iraq, to record an album with some military pipers. He also offered ‘psychic surgeon’ Gary Mannion £50,000 if he could demonstrate his claimed abilities under test conditions. Jon’s cat Foxy is able to recount pi to one hundred and fifty decimal places.
Mark Duwe writes the Galileo's Doughnuts column and designed the previous web template for The Skeptic.
Mark is a web designer working mostly in advertising, but also teaches astronomy at evening class. He’s a qualified homoeopath (he didn’t take the final exam and passed with flying colours) and thinks reality is good enough without having to invent stuff.
Chris French is a Special Advisor and former Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptic. He also writes the Reasonable Doubt column.
He often appears on TV and radio programmes offering a sceptical perspective on paranormal and related claims and has recently started writing a regular column for the Guardian’s online science pages. He lives in Greenwich with his wife, two of his three wonderful daughters, his sister-in-law, his nephew, two cats and a guinea pig.
Wendy M Grossman writes the Skeptic at Large column and is the founding Editor of The Skeptic.
Mike Heap writes the Through a Glass Darkly column.
Tracy King writes the Skeps and the City column.
Tracy’s professional background includes Trinity Mirror, Europe’s largest newspaper publisher, and since setting up her own marketing business has attracted clients from international banks to popular science authors. For many years she performed as a singer-songwriter in her spare time, playing at venues such as Ronnie Scotts and The Jam House. Although she doesn’t get much time for rock and roll these days, she remains a firm believer in three chords and the truth.
Paul Taylor is the Book Reviews Editor.
Paul is a professional musician. When he is not on the road with various jazz and Latin bands, he is developing and promoting two of his own inventions: The Blowpipes Trombone Trio, and trombone poetry, a solo project.
Mark Williams is a Deputy Editor and one of the webmasters for The Skeptic. He also writes the Hits and Misses and Skeptical Stats columns.
Mark's passion for scepticism and the paranormal developed through work in the APRU with Chris French. Mark holds an active interest in mentalism having studied the field for nearly a decade both as an aspiring performer and as an individual interested in the evolution and techniques used within deceptive or fraudulent psychic displays.
Details of other contributors and staff
Deborah Hyde is the Editor-in-Chief. (Email:
Robert Brotherton is a Deputy Editor. (Email:
Tessa Kendall is a Deputy Editor. (Email:
James Munroe is a Deputy Editor. (Email:
Jon Wainwright is a Deputy Editor. (Email:
Mike Hutchinson is the Subscriptions Manager. (Email:
Phil McKerracher is the Webmaster Supreme. (Email:
Neil Davies produces caricatures and magazine covers, and works as a freelance artist.
Andrew Endersby is a regular cartoonist for the magazine contributing the 'ndb' cartoons.
Hilary Evans supplies exclusive images from the Mary Evans Picture LIbrary.
Chris Fix is the Graphic Designer.
Cyril Howard is a Special Consultant.
Toby Howard is a Book Reviews Editor.
Tim Pearce is a regular cartoonist for the magazine contributing the illustrations for the Hits and Misses column.
Sid Rodrigues is the Skeptics in the Pub Manager. (Email:
Donald Rooumis a regular cartoonist for the magazine contributing the Sprite cartoons.