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The Enfield Haunting

Radio Times has announced the start of filming of a Sky Living drama based on Guy Lyon Playfair's This House is Haunted. read more >>

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Parapsychological Association gives awards to SPR Council members

Professor Deborah Delanoy and Professor Chris Roe, SPR Council members, have been honoured by the Parapsychological Association for their contributions to the field. read more >>

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'Henry Sidgwick' iris

An iris named after Henry Sidgwick, who was the first president of the SPR (1882-4, 1888-92), has been developed: "an iris of undoubted character". read more >>

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Past SPR President Professor Archie Roy has died

We are sorry to announce the death of Professor Archie Roy, President of the SPR 1992-5, and winner of its prestigious Myers Memorial Medal in 2004. read more >>

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SPR on Radio 4 Today programme

The chair of the SPR's Spontaneous Cases Committee, Alan Murdie, has appeared on Radio 4 in a short segment discussing poltergeists. read more >>

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Poll on lecture start time

Currently, London lectures begin at 6.35, and we are conducting a poll to see if a later start time would allow more people to attend. read more >>

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Tony Cornell videos on YouTube

A number of short interviews with Tony Cornell can be found on YouTube. read more >>

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Invited essay by Mark J. Porrovecchio on F. C. S. Schiller

Mark J. Porrovecchio, author of F.C.S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism, has contributed an essay on Schiller, president of the SPR in 1914. read more >>

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Competition to encourage remote viewing research

The International Remote Viewing Association is sponsoring competition for international award to encourage original research. read more >>

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SPR Office closed for Annual Conference

The SPR Office will be closed from Thursday 9th September 2010 for the SPR Annual Conference. read more >>

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Erlendur Haraldsson to receive Myers Memorial Medal

On 17 June, the SPR will award the prestigious Myers Memorial Medal to Prof Erlendur Haraldsson, who over his distinguished career has produced a considerable body of research into e.g. apparitions, mediumship, reincarnation and ESP. The Myers Memorial Medal is awarded from time to time for outstanding contributions to psychical research, and the SPR is proud to recognise Prof Haraldsson's varied and highly significant contributions to the subject. After the award, Prof Haraldsson will give the Society’s Myers Memorial Lecture. read more >>

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Call for Papers 2010

Papers are invited for the 34th International Conference, to be held at Sheffield University, UK, Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2010. Papers may be on any aspect of parapsychology or psychical research. SPR members and non-members are also invited to attend. read more >>

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PA membership discount for SPR members

In recognition of the shared goals and close ties between the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) and the Parapsychological Association (PA), as embodied in the joint conference held in Winchester, England in 2008, we would like to offer SPR members the opportunity to join the PA at a discounted rate. read more >>

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