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25 Mar 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
13 Mar 2020
The Guardian has published an obituary for Prof. Donald J. West. Read more
11 Mar 2020
Dr Andreas Sommer has written a blog post Women at the Margins: Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick (1845-1936). Read more
1 Mar 2020
Sam Treasure, inspired by the SPR study day Are Poltergeists Rare?, has written a blog post The poltergeist elephant in the room: The call for a paranormal renaissance. Read more
1 Mar 2020
Kendra Reed has just reviewed Physics and Psychics by Richard Noakes. Last year, Philip Ball reviewed the book for Physics World. Read more
1 Mar 2020
SPR Council member Tom Ruffles has responded to the editorial in Paranormal Review issue 92. Read more
24 Feb 2020
SPR Council member Alan Murdie has reviewed Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience for Fortean Times Read more
21 Feb 2020
We are very sad to report the death of Mary Rose Barrington, Vice-President of the SPR, who died 20th February, 2020, aged 94.  Read more
20 Feb 2020
SPR Council member Tom Ruffles has summarised what is known about the American Society for Psychical Research at this point. Read more
16 Feb 2020
Exploring Surrey's Past has published an essay by Miriam Farr about Eleanor Sidgwick, former President of the SPR. Read more