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APRU Invited Speaker Series 2014-2015

Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 6.10pm in Room LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building (formerly the New Academic Building; so no change in venue), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. This building can be found at the back of the field. Room LG01 is 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 Duncan Colvin.

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.


Invited Speaker Series 2014-2015


7 Oct 

Dr Karen Majors
East London Consortium of Educational Psychologists and Institute of Education
The phenomenon of children’s imaginary companions: An exploration of their characteristics and purposes they serve

14 Oct 

Cal Cooper
University of Northampton
Ghost therapy

21 Oct 

Professor Karen Douglas
School of Psychology, University of Kent
The psychology of belief in conspiracy theories: Correlates, causes and consequences

27 Oct 

Dr Brooke Magnanti
Forensic scientist and writer
What will death be like?
NB: This talk will be held in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre in the Whitehead Building. Also, please note that the date is not our usual Tuesday evening slot!

18 Nov

Jamie Bartlett
Demos think-tank
The Dark Net: What happens under the conditions of anonymity?

25 Nov

Professor Chris Roe
University of Northampton
What have we learned from experimental tests of dream ESP?

2 Dec 

John Sweeney
Journalist and author
Brainwashing people is wrong



13 Jan 

Professor Edzard Ernst
University of Exeter
Homeopathy ... and the ‘4th law of thermodynamics’

27 Jan 

Professor Richard Wiseman
University of Hertfordshire
The Golden Age of Paranormal Television

10 Feb 

Jonny Scaramanga
Institute of Education
“Designed for programming the mind”: Lessons from a method of indoctrination

24 Feb 

Dr Kevin Felstead
British False Memory Society
Carol Felstead and the creation of a Satanic Myth in the United Kingdom

10 Mar

Professor Konrad Talmont-Kaminski
Aarhus University, Masaryk University in Brno, and University of Finance & Management in Warsaw
Magical thinking and religion

24 Mar

Dr David Luke
University of Greenwich
Artificial paradises? Anomalistic psychology and the psychedelic experience

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