Past Events

July 21, 2020
During this online event, David Vernon will be discussing some of the work Patrizio has been involved in, covering areas such as Physiological Presentiment, using Hypnosis to elicit non-ordinary states of consciousness, Augmented Cognition and Theoretical developments in psi research.
July 2, 2020
The Helen Duncan story is complex. To get an informed balanced opinion, the facts from the original sources are needed and both sides of the story are required before any final judgement can be endorsed.
June 23, 2020

Flotation tanks have been given various coverage in the media as to their potential for advancing research into altered states of consciousness. They have also been depicted being used by fictional parapsychologists in both film and television series to explore psi. Away from media and entertainment, what has actually been done to date in the field of research? And what potential do the tanks hold for researchers keen to dip…
June 9, 2020
Gadgets and equipment have always been popular with ghost hunters and many modern investigators have amassed an extensive collection of devices which they use to support their investigations. In this webinar, Dr David Vernon talks to Steve Parsons, a veteran investigator of apparitions, poltergeists and haunted houses about the sort of equipment that investigators use, if it works and if it can really help them understand more…
April 25, 2020
Annual General Meeting of the Society
April 25, 2020
Psychical research aspires to be a science and yet appears to be incompatible with the reductionist, materialistic science which currently prevails. Indeed, however strong the evidence for psi, its reality is sometimes rejected on these very grounds. However, the old-fashioned materialistic paradigm was overthrown a century ago with the advent of relativity and quantum theory and more recent developments across a variety of academic disciplines point to a new “post-materialist” paradigm which…
March 5, 2020
Making a case for the survival of consciousness after death in the twenty-first century seems a tall order.
February 13, 2020
In the SPR's PSI Encyclopedia, Barrie Colvin states that: “Poltergeist activity is very rare, and often lasts only a few days or weeks”.
However, is that really the case?
December 5, 2019
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
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
The suggested focus is the subject of Reincarnation Reports.