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Past Events

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
The SPR’s 38th International Annual conference will be held at the University of York between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 September 2014. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. ANY ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 020 7937 8984
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...
April 3, 2014
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
Many investigations of haunting phenomena were carried out through the ASPR by Drs Karlis Osis and Alex Tanous, for nearly twenty years. However, very little is known about what they did, how they did it, and what they found. Conversations with Ghosts is a collection of personal investigation accounts of the late Dr Tanous, which include rare interviews, thoughts, and theories from him, regarding ghosts and survival beyond death.
February 27, 2014
at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
The President of the Society, DR RICHARD BROUGHTON, presents his Presidential Address: THE EVOLUTION OF EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION Where does ESP ability come from and why do humans have it? Drawing on a growing understanding of how consciousness has evolved Dr Broughton will explain how ESP fits neatly into this picture, and how an evolutionary understanding of ESP is necessary if progress is to be made in discovering how it functions.
December 5, 2013
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
Dr Eric Dingwall was a man of many parts - psychical researcher, librarian, book & antique collector, anthropologist, sexologist, intelligence operative. This talk will concentrate on his paranormal research work, with a focus on his sometimes fractious relationship with fellow investigator, Harry Price.
November 7, 2013
at Lecture Hall of the Kensington Central Library
JOINT MEETING WITH SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL NETWORK - Members' rate for this event is £5.00 (£8.00 for non-members). During 1993 and 1994 Stanley Krippner witnessed anomalous phenomena that occurred in the presence of Amyr Amiden, a Brazilian psychic claimant. Stan had designed non-invasive procedures that enabled a research team to collect data during occasions of ostensible psychokinesis. Although further work with Amiden was not possible because of health issues, the procedures could be...