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APRU Invited Speaker Series 2013-2014

Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 6.10pm in Room LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. This building can be found at the back of the field. Room NABLG01 is on on the Lower Ground floor immediately underneath the entrance to the building, accessible by stairs in the centre of the building and by lifts at the far end of the building

All talks are open to staff, students and members of the public. Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance. For further information, contact Robert Brotherton.

A full list of previous lectures and presentations is available here. It is also possible to watch, listen and download some of these presentations, and find them on iTunes. Some presentations are also broadcast live online.

NB: You are strongly recommended to register (at no cost) with the APRU’s “Psychology of the Paranormal” email network to ensure that you are informed of any future changes to the programme as well as news of related events. You can also follow @chriscfrench on Twitter (note the middle 'c') for announcements.

Full details of each talk and a short biography of the speakers are available here.


Autumn term

8 Oct
Martin S Taylor
Hypnotist and magician
More lives than one?

15 Oct
Professor Erlendur Haraldsson
Department of Psychology, University of Iceland
Modern miracles and Sathya Sai Baba

22 Oct - NB: 7pm start
Jessica Monteith
University of Reading
The history of vampirism from revenants to the Cullens (or why I want to date a dead guy)

29 Oct
Rosie Waterhouse
Journalist and lecturer, City University London
Satanic ritual abuse, false memories and multiple personalities: Anatomy of a 20-year investigation

12 Nov
Meirion Jones
Investigations producer, BBC
How to make millions with a bogus bomb detector

3 Dec RESCHEDULED TO 4 FEB 2014.
Dr Niall McCrae
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London
Spiritual experiences in temporal lobe epilepsy: Neuropsychiatric symptom or portal to the divine?

10 Dec
Professor Martin Conway
Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Associate Dean of Research, City University
What adults can remember from childhood and what they believe they can remember

Spring term

14 Jan
Dr Sophie Page
University College London
Magic and belief in the Middle Ages

21 Jan
Professor Charles Fernyhough
Writer and Professor of Psychology, Durham University
Hearing the voice

28 Jan
Robert Brotherton
Goldsmiths, University of London
The psychology of conspiracy theories

4 Feb RESCHEDULED FROM 3 DEC 2013.

Dr Niall McCrae
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London
Spiritual experiences in temporal lobe epilepsy: Neuropsychiatric symptom or portal to the divine?

11 Feb

Dr Paul Broks
Neuropsychologist and writer
Has science done away with the soul?

25 Feb
Richard Firth-Godbehere
Queen Mary, University of London
Do you really know how you feel?

11 Mar
Robert Teszka
Goldsmiths, University of London
The misdirected mind

25 Mar
Dr David V Barrett
Writer
British Israelism: how an ancient historical puzzle fuels conspiracists and terrorists today



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