Society For Psychical Research
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Society for
Psychical Research

Founded in 1882, the SPR was the first organisation to conduct scholarly research into human experiences that challenge contemporary scientific models.  More

March 25, 2020
UPDATED 25 MARCH 2020. Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and following the Government’s updated advice, we have taken the decision to close the SPR Office and Library effective immediately, and all forthcoming events, including the 2020 Annual General Meeting, within the next few months are now cancelled or postponed. Any change to this plan will be notified to members. Our priority is, first and foremost, the health of our staff and of our members & visitors to the SPR. All ticket holders for cancelled events have been contacted and payments refunded. All library book loans have been automatically extended to 30th June. Mailing of publications to members will continue, where possible. Telephone lines will still be manned, and emails monitored. We will update on the situation as necessary and we look forward to welcoming members and visitors back to the SPR soon.  Read more
March 13, 2020
The Guardian has published an obituary for Prof. Donald J. West.  Read more
March 11, 2020
Dr Andreas Sommer has written a blog post Women at the Margins: Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick (1845-1936).  Read more
March 3, 2020
Book Review: Modern Experiments, edited by Riann Coulter and Susan MacWilliam  Read more
February 3, 2020
Book Review: Ghost-Hunting For Dummies, by Zak Bagans   Read more