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We hold seminars on Tuesdays at 6.10pm in Room LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building. Be sure to check out our maps and directions to find the campus. 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 Chris French (email: c.french@gold.ac.uk ).

NB: You are strongly recommended to register (at no cost) with the APRU’s “Psychology of the Paranormal” email list 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 for announcements (including news of last-minute cancellations, changes of venue, etc.).

 Visit: http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/email-network/

Autumn Term 2016

27 Sep         
Dr Marcia Holmes
Birkbeck College
"Brainwashing: Fears, fantasies and facts about mind control in the Cold War"

11 Oct         
Scott Wood      
Writer and co-founder of the London Fortean Society
"Hidden insults and helpful terrorists"

20 Oct         
Claudia Hammond
Writer and broadcaster
"The psychology of money"

8 Nov          
Dr Anna Stone & Professor Mark McDermott
University of East London
"How many kinds of paranormal belief are there?"

29 Nov 
Dr Paul Broks
Writer and broadcaster
"Imaginal reality"

6 Dec          
Dr Devin Terhune
Goldsmiths, University of London
"You will come to this talk: Current knowledge of suggestion and suggestibility"

Spring term 2017

10 Jan         
Dr Rupert Sheldrake
Biologist and author
"The Extended Mind: Experimental evidence for the effects of attention at a distance"

24 Jan 
Stephen Volk
Writer
"Creating paranormal drama for film and TV"

7 Feb          
Dr Vaughan Bell
University College London      
"An extensive series of unlikely doubles: a 'big data' approach to Capgras delusion"

21 Feb         
Dallas Campbell
Writer and broadcaster
"The flying saucers are real! How the UFO conquered earth"
               
28 Feb         
Professor Lisa Blackman
Goldsmiths
"Haunted data, weird science and archives of the future"

14 Mar 
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky  
University of Bristol
"Rational denial of undeniable climate change"

21 Mar 
Philip Escoffey
Magician, writer and presenter
"The ‘unexplained’ explained"