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Past Events

April 25, 2015
at Vicarage Gate
At this Study Day we look at factors that seem to play some part in making things happen (or sometimes stopping them from happening), things that in some way reflect the attitudes of the researcher and others involved in the action. Professor Bernard Carr will chair the meeting. Speakers: Dr Richard Broughton, Professor Adrian Parker, Dr Zofia Weaver & Mary Rose Barrington.
March 5, 2015
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
A talk with audio excerpts from unique recordings of yesteryear.
February 12, 2015
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
In this talk, the speakers will discuss the nature of dreams, how common it is for people to dream about the dead, and what - if any- potential evidence they can provide of survival.
December 4, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
In anticipation of the publication of an e-version of her classic 1982 book, "Beyond the Body", Prof. Blackmore will give an update on the development of research into Out-of-Body Experiences in the intervening years.
November 6, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
What is 'ghost hunting'? Who does it and why? And perhaps, the question we all want answered, has anyone ever caught anything?
October 25, 2014
at 97 Earls Court Road
It is clear that most of the cases of reincarnation type thoroughly investigated and reported originate in countries where belief in reincarnation is widespread, and the thousands of cases researched by the late Ian Stevenson are renowned. But he also wrote a book detailing a modest number of European cases, some of them complex and challenging. These, and some outstandingly interesting cases not forming part of his collection, will be summarised and discussed. The question of common factors...
October 9, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
Physical Mediumship Today: Investigation of the Felix Experimental Group. This talk summarizes Dr Braude's investigation of the Felix Experimental Group (FEG) and its exhibitions of classical physical mediumship. It’s been nearly a century since investigators have had the opportunity to carefully study standard spiritistic phenomena, including the extruding of ectoplasm, and the FEG is the only current physical mediumistic circle permitting any serious controls. Stephen will detail the...
September 5, 2014
at
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July 10, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
This talk will explore the connections between archaeological sites and psychical research in the early twentieth century. Dr Thornton considers the history of the SPR and highlights a case study of the use of psychometry in archaeological research.
June 5, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
This talk takes another look at the evidence for poltergeist activity and aims to determine whether the forces involved derive from living agents or from discarnate entities. Examples are given of recordings from several well investigated cases, together with an update of acoustic properties of unexplained rapping sounds generated during poltergeist activity.
May 1, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
Dr Palmer will talk about his work on a 21st century approach for research and intervention within the conceptual framework set down by Frederic W H Myers.
April 26, 2014
at Vicarage Gate
Please note that this event is NOT at St Philips Church, where we usually hold our Study Days. It is at ST MARY ABBOTS CHURCH HALL (details below). THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY-BOOKED. This study day will explore the claim that mind-altering substances, specifically psychedelics, can play an important role in triggering mystical and psi-conducive states of consciousness. Humanity has valued such substances throughout history but only in the last century have their effects been investigated...