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14th November 2022 - Leo Ruickbie - The Ghost in the Time Machine

Here he describes the Society for Psychical Research and its approach to the study of the paranormal. He notes that the SPR does not take a position regarding the existence or non-existence of any particular phenomenon. He describes his essay on postmortem survival that won the 3rd Prize in the 2021 Bigelow Institute competition. He also explains that, as a sociologist, he tends to avoid identifying with particular belief systems.

Dr Leo Ruickbie, BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Lond), Associate of King’s College, is a professional writer, editor, social scientist and historian, specialising in controversial areas of human belief and experience. He has a PhD from King's College, London, London, for his thesis on contemporary witchcraft and magic use, building on research that won him an MA with distinction from Lancaster University. He is the author of several books on the history and sociology of witchcraft, magic and the supernatural, as well as numerous articles and chapters in scholarly publications. As well as writing, he is an academic peer reviewer, exhibition curator, public speaker and editor. He is an elected member of the Royal Historical Society, a Council member of the Society for Psychical Research, a committee member of the Gesellschaft für Anomalistik, and a member of the Parapsychological Association, Societas Magica, the ESSWE, and the Royal Photographic Society.

14th November, 2022 8:00 PM through 10:00 PM
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