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The SPR’s 38th International Annual conference will be held at the University of York between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 September 2014. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. ANY ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 020 7937 8984

The SPR’s 38th International Annual conference will be held at Vanbrugh College, at the University of York between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 September 2014. University of York is on the edge of the city centre and has very easy links to transport and all the attratctions of this historic city, so we hope you will enjoy the location. As always, our full conference programme will address a broad range of topics, covering both spontaneous cases and laboratory research. In addition to the talks, conferences are a marvelous opportunity to network and share views, and there will be time to socialise over lunch and the regular coffee breaks, not to mention during the President’s drinks reception on Friday evening and Saturday’s conference banquet. Speakers will come from all over the UK, as well as from Europe and around the world, making it truly an international event. Those who attend, whether this is their first conference or their thirty-eight, can be sure of having both an informative and a very enjoyable time. We look forward to seeing you in York!

Registration is now open.

PROGRAMME:

FRIDAY 5th September

14:20 – 14:30

Welcoming Remarks

 

PSI AND STATES OF MIND

14:30 – 15:00

Michael Potts

Gabriel Marcel’s Contribution to Psychical Research

15:00 – 15:30

Terence Palmer

Telepathic Hypnosis – The Neglected Concept

15:30 – 16:00

Andrew Hodrien

A Novel Approach to Testing Irwin’s Dissociational Theory

16:00 – 16:30

TEA/COFFEE

16:30 – 17:00

Chris Connelly

Comparing the Emotional Arousal That May Occur Between Alleged Genuine Spirit Trance and Pseudo-Trance. Preliminary Results

17:00 – 17:30

Sean O’Donnell

Rethinking Psi: Is Anti-Memory the Most Scientific Hypothesis?

18:15

DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00

DINNER

       

SATURDAY 6th September

PSI BELIEFS AND EXPERIENCE

 

09:30 – 10:00

Melvyn  Willin

An Initial Exploration and Overview of the Paranormal within the Context of the Martial Arts

 

10:00 – 10:30

Malcolm Schofield

Mental Representations of the Supernatural; a Cluster Analysis of Religious, Spiritual and Paranormal Belief

 

10:30 – 11:00

Ann Winsper &

Paul Rogers

Individual Differences in Electronic Voice Phenomena Experience

 

11:00 – 11:30

TEA/COFFEE

DREAMS, PRECOGNITION AND TIME

 

11:30 – 12:00

Caroline Watt & Milan Valasek

Precognitive Dreaming:

A Report on the Perrott-Warrick Dream Registry

 

12:00 – 12:30

David Saunders

Comparing Individual versus Group Judgements and Testing Displacement Effects in a Dream ESP Study

 

12:30 – 13:00

Bernard Carr

Psi and the Specious Present

 

13:00 – 14:30

LUNCH

PSI, PHYSICS AND CAUSALITY

 

14:30– 15:00

Fotini Pallikari

The Balancing Effect Revisited – PK and Random Number Generators

 

15:00– 15:30

Germaine Gunther

The Interpretation and Evaluation of Meaningful Coincidences in Everyday Life

 

15:30– 16:00

Paul Rogers &

John Fisk

Further Investigations of Paranormal Believer’s Susceptibility to the Conjunction Fallacy: Differences Across Conditionally Related versus Unrelated Constituent Events

 

16:00– 16:30

TEA/COFFEE

CHALLENGES FACING PSYCHICAL RESEARCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

16:30– 17:00

Sarah Metcalfe 

Using Systematic Embodied Reflexivity (SEER) When Exploring the Emotional Management of Extrasensory Practitioners

 

17:00– 17:30

Robert McLuhan

The Wikipedia Problem 

 

17:30– 18:00

Peter McCue

Monitoring and Harassment of Anomaly Researchers

 

19:30 – 21:15

GALA DINNER

 

(circa 21:15)

After-dinner talk: Poetics, Conversation and Psi in Everyday Life

by Robin Wooffitt, Professor of Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, University of York

SUNDAY 7th September

SPONTANEOUS CASES AND THE EXTENSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

 

09:00 – 9:30

Alan Murdie

Sex and the Poltergeist. The Influence of Sigmund Freud on  the Repressed Sexuality Theory of Poltergeist Activity

 

09:30 – 10:00

David J Wilde & Andrew D Hodrien

Out-of-Body Experiences: an Exploration of Phenomenological Features and Development of an Experience Screening Questionnaire

 

10:00 – 10:30

Damon Lycourinos

Grimoires, Conjured Spirits and the Occult Body: a Phenomenology of Ritual Experience and the Body

 

10:30 – 11:00

Charmaine Sonnex, Chris Roe

 & Elizabeth Roxburgh              

Magic(k): Essential Aspects of Successful Neo-Pagan Spell Work

 

11:00 – 11:30

TEA/COFFEE

 

11:30 – 12:00

Ross Friday & David Luke

Now See Hear! Detecting Being Watched or Listened to via Extrasensory Means

 

12:00 – 12:30

Ian Baker

A New Measure of Belief in Remote Staring Detection and its Personality Correlates

 

12:30 – 13:00

SYMPOSIUM

Panel Discussion on Spontaneous Cases. The Increase in Cases  Reported to the SPR

 

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

….. and Farewells

 

September 5th, 2014 1:00 PM   through   September 7th, 2014 2:00 PM
University of York
York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
Registration options
Friday sessions £ 55.00
Friday evening informal Dinner £ 18.00
Saturday sessions including buffet Lunch £ 120.00
Saturday evening Gala Dinner (with wine/juice/water) £ 42.00
Sunday sessions including Lunch £ 67.00
Accommodation (includes breakfast)
SINGLE room - Friday £ 45.00
SINGLE room - Saturday £ 45.00
Non-member surcharge per HALF-day £ 15.00
Student discount per HALF-day £ -15.00