APRU/FPU Speaker Series 2017/18

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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  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).

* = Event jointly hosted with Goldsmiths’ Forensic Psychology Unit

Autumn Term (2017)

3 Oct               Professor Abby Day

Goldsmiths, University of London

The ordinary, extraordinary experience of other-world relationality 


31 Oct             Dr James Davies

University of Roehampton

The making of mental disorder: the disturbing truth about the construction of the psychiatrist’s bible, the DSM


21 Nov            Professor Erlendur Haraldsson

University of Iceland in Reykjavik

Reincarnation: Any evidence for it?


28 Nov            Dr Josh P Davis*

University of Greenwich

Recent developments in the study of super-recognisers


5 Dec               Dr Caspar Addyman

Goldsmiths, University of London

Open Science: A skeptical scientific renaissance?


12 Dec             Dr Jonathan Lanman

Queens University Belfast

Why social cognition is key for understanding who’s religious and who’s not


Spring Term (2018)


9 Jan               Leslie Cuthbert*


Lacunae in the law: Profound gaps psychology might patch


23 Jan             Jennifer Rees*

West Herts College

Exploring the mind of a psychopath


30 Jan             Dr Jackie Craissati, MBE*

Psychological Approaches

Ten myths about sex offenders


6 Feb               Andy Lewis

Blogger and Developer of the Quackometer website

The meaning of quackery


27 Feb             Deborah Hyde

Editor, Skeptic magazine

The restless Ghost of Wroclow


20 Mar            Professor Alejandro Parra

Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires

Humanistic group therapy, mental health and anomalous/paranormal experiences