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42nd International Annual Conference of the Society for Psychical Research: Psychic Phenomena and Consciousness

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN (FOR DAY DELEGATES ONLY) . Our invited speakers are consciousness researchers Dr David Luke, Dr Bernardo Kastrup and Dr Rupert Sheldrake.

NOTE THAT THE TIMING OF THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE IS 2 PM FRIDAY 21st TO 2 PM SUNDAY 23rd September.

It will be held at Jurys Inn, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4AD

SEE THE FULL PROGRAMME HERE.

The presentation of papers will begin at 2 pm on Friday and will continue (with appropriate breaks) until 2 pm on Sunday.

The hotel is in Newcastle City Centre, an 8-minute walk from the main station.  Free WiFi available throughout the building.

Local attractions include Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, The Castle Newcastle, Discovery Museum, Centre for Life and, if you plan to make it a longer visit: Hadrian’s Wall, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Durham Cathedral, Beamish Cultural History Museum and Chillingham Castle.

For a visitor's guide with further tourist information, click here. [THIS IS AN EXTERNAL LINK] 

For information on travelling to Newcastle, click here. [EXTERNAL LINK]

To see if you can save on train tickets, check here for information on train Railcards and here for how to use "split tickets". [EXTERNAL LINKS]

Invited speakers and presenters include:

David Luke Senior Lecturer at the University Greenwich and one of the boldest researchers in this field, sometimes regarded as the rockstar of psychedelic research.

 
 
 
 
 

Bernardo Kastrup former CERN scientist, now a prolific author on philosophical issues concerning consciousness with several current publications in Scientific American.  

 
 
 
 
 
Rupert Sheldrake former University of Cambridge biologist, internationally acclaimed for his publications including his Ted Talk and his latest book The Science Delusion.
 
 
 
Caroline Watt  Professor of parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh who presents the latest research from there.
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Roe  Professor at the University of Northampton, world leading in parapsychology research, and President of the Society for Psychical Research.
 
 
 
 
 
Adrian Parker Professor at Gothenburg University, researcher on altered states of consciousness, is the programme leader.
 

 

See the CONFERENCE POSTER here.