36th SPR International Annual Conference

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The SPR’s 36th International Annual conference will be held at the Sunley Conference Centre, Park Campus, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 September 2012. We are very pleased to be in Northampton, home to one of the UK’s most energetic and productive parapsychology departments. As always, our very full conference programme will address a broad range of topics, covering both spontaneous cases and laboratory research. Papers range widely in time and space, from views on apparitions in ancient Egypt to the latest research on remote viewing and precognition. Our current president, Richard Broughton, will give an after-dinner talk on Saturday reflecting on his career, including his time at Northampton. In addition to the talks, conferences are a marvellous 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 have come from as far afield as Canada, the United States and Australia, making it truly an international event. This year’s conference – marking 130 years of the SPR’s existence – promises to be full of interest, and an unmissable opportunity to learn about the research being conducted at Northampton. Those who attend, whether this is their first conference or their thirty-sixth, can be sure of having both an informative and a very enjoyable time. An application form, and the full programme, are on the website. We look forward to seeing you in Northampton!

Full details of the programme are set out below. The presentation of papers will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and continue (with appropriate breaks) until lunchtime on Sunday. The President’s Drinks Reception will be held before dinner on Friday evening and there will be a formal dinner on Saturday evening.  Wine is included with dinner on Saturday.

Accommodation will be provided in “single”, “double/twin” or “student” rooms.  All delegates may select any of these room types.  If you wish to add an extra night before or after the conference, please contact the SPR Office (not the Sunley Conference Centre) to enquire.

Booking can be made on the next page (all payments will be taken in UK Sterling).  If you wish to pay with a cheque in US Dollars or Euros, please contact the SPR Office with your booking requirements for a price in your currency.

 

THE CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKINGS IS TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST 2012

NOTES:

When booking at Student Rate, you may be contacted by the SPR Office to provide proof of your FULL-TIME student status.  No other concessions available.

All accommodation is ensuite in single, double/twin or student rooms with bathroom/shower, toilet and wash hand basin.  There is a limited number of each room type so, if your choice is no longer available, we will contact you to discuss the alternative options.

The student rooms are available to any delegate (not just students).

Free parking is available on site.

All options include mid-morning/afternoon refreshments, the President’s Drinks Reception and a Conference Case with printed abstracts, pen and paper.

The badges provided must be worn at all times whilst on the campus.

Please note that in no circumstances will the University or the Society accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to property belonging to conference delegates and you are advised to arrange suitable insurance as necessary.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY 7th September

14:20– 14:30       Welcoming Remarks

14:30 – 15:00      JOHN POYNTON               ‘THE IRON RULE OF THE MECHANISTIC REGIME’: WHAT WAYS ARE THERE OF BREAKING IT?

15:00 – 15:30      MARY ROSE BARRINGTON           MOVERS AND SHAKERS

15:30 – 16:00      JULIE ROUSSEAU              UNDERSTANDING GALILEO’S CRITICS: LESSONS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

16:00 – 16:30                                                                      TEA/COFFEE

16:30 – 17:00      CHRISTOPHER LAURSEN                DELUSIONS AND DISTRESS: THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN POST-WAR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH

17:00 – 17:30      ELIZABETH ROXBURGH  AN INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SYNCHRONICITY IN THERAPY

17:30 – 18:00      PAUL ROGERS    PARENTAL RELATING, CAREGIVING, UNPREDICTABILITY AND CONTROL IN CHILDHOOD AS PREDICTORS OF ADULT PARANORMAL AND NEW AGE BELIEFS

                               

18:30                                                                                     PRESIDENT’S DRINKS RECEPTION

19:30                                                                                     DINNER

                               

21:30 – 22:15      DAVID LUKE        HOW TO GET CACTUS LODGED IN YOUR REDUCING VALVE: SAN PEDRO AND PSYCHIC ABILITIES

 

SATURDAY 8th September

09:15 – 09:45      CHARMAINE SONNEX, CHRIS ROE & ELIZABETH ROXBURGH         META-ANALYSIS OF DISTANT HEALING STUDIES USING WHOLE HUMAN SAMPLES

09:45 – 10:15      BEN ROBERTS & IAN HUME          THE SENDER-RECEIVER RELATIONSHIP, SEX PAIRING AND GANZFELD ESP TASK SUCCESS: AN EXTENSION AND ATTEMPTED REPLICATION

10:15 – 10:45      RICHARD BROUGHTON & KAROLINA ZYCHOWICZ              SUSCEPTIBILITY TO AFFECT-BASED FRAMING EFFECTS AS A PREDICTOR OF PSYCHIC EXPERIENCE

10:45 – 11:15                                                                      TEA/COFFEE

11:15 – 11:45      GLENN HITCHMAN, CHRIS ROE, SIMON SHERWOOD & CHRISTINA PFEUFFER       THE EFFECTS OF PARTICIPANT-EXPERIMENTER INTERACTION AND SENSITIVITY TO REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS IN A GOAL ORIENTED NON-INTENTION PRECOGNITION TASK

11:45 – 12:15      CHRIS ROE, ANDREW HODRIEN & LAURRIE KIRKWOOD   COMPARING REMOTE VIEWING AND GANZFELD CONDITIONS IN A PRECOGNITION TEST

12:15 – 12:45      CHRIS ROE, SARAH GRIERSON & AARON LOMAS                TWO INDEPENDENT REPLICATIONS OF DARYL BEM’S AUTOMATED PRECOGNITION EXPERIMENTS

12:45 – 13:15      DONALD WEST  AWKWARD QUESTIONS

13:15 – 14:30                                                                      LUNCH

14:30 – 15:00      CHRIS BRATCHER              PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHICAL RESEARCH: THE CONTRIBUTION OF HYWEL D. LEWIS

15:00 – 15:30      MICHAEL POTTS                JAMES CARPENTER’S 21ST CENTURY ‘FIRST SIGHT’ MODEL OF PSI AND DUNS SCOTUS’S 14TH CENTURY THEORY OF INTELLECTUAL INTUITION

15:30 – 16:00      WIM KRAMER    SNAPSHOTS OF THE MISSING LINK: THE AMSTERDAM LABORATORY OF FLORIS JANSEN (1906-1908)

16:00 – 16:30                                                                      TEA/COFFEE

16:30 – 17:00      ERLENDUR HARALDSSON              DEPARTED AMONG THE LIVING: AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF AFTERLIFE ENCOUNTERS

17:00 – 17:30      DAVID ROUSSEAU           DEFEATING SUPER-PSI: A NEW STRATEGY BASED ON NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

17:30 – 18:00      CALLUM COOPER             SOCIAL VIEWS ON APPARITIONS AND SURVIVAL IN ANCIENT AND MODERN EGYPT

19:30                                                                                     DINNER

21: 00 – 21:45                 AFTER-DINNER TALK BY RICHARD BROUGHTON:

 “OFF-THE-RECORD REFLECTIONS UPON A CAREER TRANSITION”

 

SUNDAY 9th September

09:15 – 09:45      DEBORAH OAKES              HULA HOOPS AND DRAUPNER WAVES: THE CASE FOR NON-LINEAR MODELLING IN PARAPSYCHOLOGY

09:45 – 10:15      STEVEN PARSONS            HAS THE BOOM BEEN BUSTED? SHOULD PARANORMAL RESEARCHERS BE INTERESTED IN INFRASOUND? 

10:15 – 10:45      SIMON SHERWOOD        AN INVESTIGATION OF GHOSTLY PHENOMENA AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE THEM

10:45 – 11:15                                                                      TEA/COFFEE

11:15 – 11:45      ALAN MURDIE   THE RATIONALIST GHOST HUNTER: THE WORK OF ANDREW GREEN

11:45 – 12:15      ANN WINSPER   TERESA HELENA HIGGINSON – SERVANT OF GOD

12:15 – 12:45      PAUL CROPPER THE POLTERGEIST IN ASIA

13:00 – 13:00      Closing Remarks

13:00                                                                                     LUNCH

 

September 7th, 2012 2:00 PM   through   September 9th, 2012 1:00 PM
Sunley Conference Centre, University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
NORTHAMPTON
Northamptonshire
NN2 7AL
United Kingdom
Registration options
Friday sessions £ 45.00
Friday evening dinner £ 15.00
Saturday sessions & lunch £ 104.00
Saturday evening banquet £ 35.00
Sunday sessions & lunch £ 56.00
Accommodation (includes breakfast)
SINGLE room - Friday £ 48.00
SINGLE room - Saturday £ 48.00
DOUBLE room - Friday (PER ROOM) £ 58.00
DOUBLE room - Saturday (PER ROOM) £ 58.00
TWIN room - Friday (PER ROOM) £ 58.00
TWIN room - Saturday (PER ROOM) £ 58.00
STUDENT room - Friday £ 36.00
STUDENT room - Saturday £ 36.00
Non-member surcharge per half-day £ 10.00
Student discount per half-day £ -10.00

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