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43rd SPR International Annual Conference


43rd SPR International Annual Conference

Holiday Inn, Leicester

129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 5LX

2 p.m. Friday 20th to 2 p.m. Sunday 22nd September 2019







SPR members and non-members are welcome to attend the 43rd International Annual Conference of the Society for Psychical Research.  Submissions of papers for presentation are invited.


Any person may submit a paper for presentation at the conference and papers may be on any aspect of parapsychology or psychical research. The conference welcomes papers covering laboratory testing, spontaneous cases and the analysis of contemporary or historic cases, from any scientific or academic perspective. As always, the conference hopes to reflect a wide range of disciplines and perspectives in psychical research and particularly welcomes papers detailing recent research and new analysis of data and results.


The usual time allocated for each paper, including discussion, will be 30 minutes. Speakers should aim to make papers readily understandable to a non-specialist audience and they should not simply read aloud an article intended for publication. There will be no simultaneous sessions.  Since the conference is residential, there will be ample opportunity for informal contact between participants.


 The Programme Committee would welcome suggestions for symposia or round-table discussions that could take place outside the time reserved for presentation of papers.


Summaries of proposed papers should reach the Programme Committee by the new later date of 30th June. These summaries should be single-spaced, single-sided and have a length of 500 to 1000 words (at most two pages). Electronic submissions are preferred - please use for submissions and put “CONFERENCE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” in the subject of the message.


If absolutely necessary, summaries can be sent to Conference Submissions, SPR, 1 Vernon Mews, London, W14 0RL.  The full conference programme will be distributed to all members when finalised; it will also be available from the SPR office and on our website.


Accommodation and all meals will be available, with options for Full Conference (with accommodation and meals) or Day Delegates.