About ‘The Skeptic’

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 Michael Marshall, supported by an editorial team from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. Former Editors-in-Chief Professor Chris French from the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Deborah Hyde remain involved as Special Advisors and members of the Editorial Advisory Board.

The Skeptic is a non-profit magazine which was published four times a year before moving online. Back issues are available to buy as single issues. 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).

UK Web Archiving Consortium

The British Library

At the request of The British Library, as of 2008, The Skeptic website is archived on the UK Web Archiving Consortium’s project to “concentrate on sites of cultural, historical and political importance.” More information on the Consortium can be found at their homepage: www.webarchive.org.uk