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Last year was the 130th anniversary of the founding of the SPR, so it is timely to consider some historical and sociological aspects of psychical research. In particular, it is interesting to focus on its links with more established sciences, such as physics, psychology and medicine, and the role played by some key figures in these fields. In this Study Day leading historians of psychical research will come together to address these issues from a variety of perspectives and discuss what lessons can be learnt from the past about the likely future of the field. The day will end with a general discussion, including audience participation.

From 09:30



10:00 – 10:10

Chairman’s introduction

Prof. Bernard Carr

10:10 – 11:00

Science, the occult and rationality

Andreas Sommer

11:00 – 11:30



11:30 – 12:20

Exceptional phenomena and the congruence of

psychical and physical sciences

Prof. Richard Noakes

12:20 – 13:00

Spirited ladies: women and psychical research

in the early 20th century

Dr Amara Thornton

13:00 – 14:20



14:20 – 15:10

The relationship between medicine and psi

in personal accounts of precognition

Dr Katy Price

15:10 – 16:00

Mediumship, serial paradigmicity and Jung

Prof. Sonu Shamdasani

16:00 – 16:30



16:30 – 17:15

General discussion



April 27th, 2013 9:30 AM   through   5:15 PM
St Philip's Church
97 Earls Court Road
W8 6QH
United Kingdom

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Office Phone: 020 7937 8984
Members Full Price £ 38.00
Non members Full Price £ 42.00
Members Concession £ 34.00
Non members Concession £ 38.00
Staff & Speakers £ 0.00

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