Past Events

September 18, 2023
Prof. Holden will be presenting a systematic review of all research on ADC from the first known published study in the late 1800s through to 2010 - with updates from some recent studies. REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ONE HOUR BEFORE THE TALK IS DUE TO START.
September 12, 2023
Woodland Grange, Royal Leamington Spa
July 17, 2023
An online precognition experiment conducted for 18 years collected 85 million trials from 250,000 people. The experiment included a hidden feature that provided a way to test two primary models of precognition. One model says that we "see" the future event independent of how that event unfolds in time. That is, we see the actual future as we will eventually experience it first-hand. The other model says that we are unconsciously influenced by aspects of the target that are never…
June 12, 2023
“Out-of-body experiences (OBEs) have been reported since the Bronze Age and registered orally in the folklore and mythologies of ancient societies. What does science know about it today? This presentation will look at the current knowledge gathered in the field since the onset of the 1st laboratory experiments to contemporary theories explaining OBEs. We will further examine research limitations in the field from a phenomenological and neuroscientific standpoint, looking at ongoing experimental…
May 22, 2023
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a research center and direct-experience laboratory, has been at the forefront of the scientific investigation of consciousness for over 50 years. Founded by astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the mission of IONS is to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery. Building on the 150 years of researchers' and scholars' previous work, like the SPR, Dr Wahbeh organized the IONS Channeling Research…
April 29, 2023
Notice of the date: 2023 AGM of the Society is open only to full Members of the Society. All Members will be sent a proxy form for use if unable to attend.
April 29, 2023
This will be a physical meeting, also available as a Zoom event and both SPR members & non-members are most welcome. Members are urged to publicise this event in their own locality and through social media. Please pay online through the SPR website. You may also telephone the SPR office to pay with a credit card - +44 (0)20 7937 8984. Advance booking is the only way to join this meeting. This meeting will be followed at 5:15 p.m. by the SPR AGM 2023.
April 17, 2023
The landmark paper, "Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect" by Daryl Bem was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011. Bem’s paper describes a series of experiments indicating that humans have a capacity for perceiving or predicting events before they occur. The Transparent Psi Project (TPP) is a multi-site replication of the first experiment in Bem's paper. Our project aims to…
March 13, 2023
The objective of the presentation is to demonstrate the existence of the dermo-optic vision phenomenon, in an experiment where:
The phenomenon can be repeated (which is one of the assumptions that cannot be made in the scientific approach to parapsychology).
External variables are controlled (in order to eliminate doubts about the process and results of the demonstration).
The participant, due to his/her characteristics and how he/she takes the demonstration, finally leaves…
February 28, 2023
Ciaran Farrell and Dennis Bury will be your hosts and chairs for the evening. The discussion will be an open one and led by us.
We are delighted and grateful that Steve Parsons has agreed to be our in-house expert for our Hauntings & Haunted Houses Forum. Steve is a member of the SPR’s Council, and the author of various books, including the SPR's Guidance Notes for Investigators, and a companion equipment guide. You can find out a bit more…
February 6, 2023
Spiritual/Psychic occurrences have been interpreted anecdotally, echoing the anthropological timidity that characterises the contemporary culture. While the sciences search for patterns that allow us to predict the behaviour of natural phenomena, an anthropological approach to spiritual, religious or psychic phenomena can limit the narratives to the realm of culture (symbolism, interpretation, metaphors...). A scientific approach to world religions and spirituality would involve a naturalistic…
January 16, 2023
The problems and pitfalls of using technology in haunted houses. Includes a concise review of some of the most used and popular items of ghost hunting equipment together with some recommendations for items to pack into your ghost hunting kit bag.