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Past Events

December 5, 2019
at SPR
Experimental Psychologist and magician Dr Matt Tompkins will discuss how Hodgson & Davey’s (1887) research on magic illusions and testimony set the stage for contemporary developments in the ‘science of magic.’
November 16, 2019
at SPR
Psychical research will only become academically respectable once some space has been made for it within the various branches of science, in particular, physics, biology, psychology and neuroscience.
October 9, 2019
at SPR
The suggested focus is the subject of Reincarnation Reports.
September 20, 2019
at Holiday Inn, 129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester
Please contact secretary@spr.ac.uk with enquiries about your registration.
July 18, 2019
at SPR
The experience of leaving one's body, either momentarily, or to seemingly travel to a distant location, is not uncommon: Up to one in four of us report having had such an experience. We revisit past work on out-of-body experiences (OBEs) with a view to (a) better understand the nature and range of OBEs; (b) assess the evidence that something (e.g. consciousness) does leave the body during an OBE; and (c) explore the psychological impact of OBEs.
June 6, 2019
at SPR
An examination of haunting cases from two different perspectives. Ghost hunters and parapsychologists often disagree on the causes of haunting.
May 23, 2019
at SPR
Despite no sign of a natural healing ability, Sandy Edwards trained to be a spiritual healer with a non-religious UK charity (the Healing Trust). Ten years later, she instigated probably the largest clinical trial of healing in the world.
May 18, 2019
at SPR
PLEASE LOGIN BEFORE CLICKING ON "Register Now". Leading investigators from both organisations will discuss key areas of interest relevant to the current ghost investigating community, presenting the latest research, trends and ideas in ghost investigation methods and techniques. Including the launch of the new edition of the SPR publication GUIDANCE NOTES FOR INVESTIGATORS OF SPONTANEOUS CASES, APPARITIONS, HAUNTINGS, POLTERGEISTS AND SIMILAR PHENOMENA
April 27, 2019
at SPR
Guy Lyon Playfair’s contributions to psychical research were many and of lasting importance.
April 11, 2019
at SPR
Walter Whately Carington was born in London in 1897. A brilliant scholar of physics, he gained an honours degree from Cambridge University. As his career progressed, he became deeply interested in psychical research and became a member of the SPR.
March 23, 2019
at SPR
PLEASE LOGIN BEFORE CLICKING ON "REGISTER NOW" Leading investigators from both organisations will discuss key areas of interest relevant to the current ghost investigating community, presenting the latest research, trends and ideas in ghost investigation methods and techniques. Including the launch of the new edition of the SPR publication GUIDANCE NOTES FOR INVESTIGATORS OF SPONTANEOUS CASES, APPARITIONS, HAUNTINGS, POLTERGEISTS AND SIMILAR PHENOMENA
March 6, 2019
at SPR
The Washington State Poltergeist case is an ongoing investigation, reported on in issues 87 & 88 of the Paranormal Review.