The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre hosts informative talks every Tuesday evening. We provide a platform for the world’s leading thinkers and philosophers to share their ideas with our community via ZOOM.
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AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2022
13th September 2022 Bernardo Kastrup ➡️
20th September 2022 Paul van Leeuwen ➡️
27th September 2022 Robert Stek ➡️
4th October 2022 Gary Lachman ➡️
11th October 2022 Lauren Robertson ➡️
18th October 2022 Penny Hayward ➡️
25th October 2022 Bettina Suvi-Rode ➡️
8th November 2022 Leo Ruickbie ➡️
15th November 2022 John Blackwood ➡️
22nd November 2022 Oliver Robinson ➡️
13th September 2022 ‘In Conversation with Bernardo Kastrup’ with Bernardo Kastrup. 7.30pm. £6.
Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial intelligence). As a scientist, Bernardo has worked for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Philips Research Laboratories (where the ‘Casimir Effect’ of Quantum Field Theory was discovered). Formulated in detail in many academic papers and books, his ideas have been featured on ‘Scientific American,’ the ‘Institute of Art and Ideas,’ the ‘Blog of the American Philosophical Association’ and ‘Big Think,’ among others.
20th September 2022 ‘A Crash Course in Quantum Physics and Consciousness’ by Paul van Leeuwen. 7.30pm. £6.
Although ignored by materially-minded physicists, Quantum Physics supports the idea that the mind is primary and creates or manifests matter. This talk will explore that concept and whether it could explain paranormal phenomena.
27th September 2022. ‘A Triple Blind Experiment to Contact Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini’ by Dr Robert Stek. 7.30pm. £6.
A research medium’s contact with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini led to the development of a sophisticated triple-blind experimental design for further research. Join us for exciting discussions of mediumship development.
4th October 2022. ‘Dreaming Ahead of Time’ by Dr Gary Lachman. 7.30pm. £6.
Experiences with Precognitive Dreams, Synchronicity and Coincidence inspire a range of questions. Can we see the future in our dreams? Does time flow in one direction? What is a ‘meaningful coincidence’? Join us for a discussion of the potential answers.
11th October 2022. ‘Mediums: Allies of Science in the Search for Consciousness’ by Lauren Robertson. 7.30pm. £6.
Just how effective are mental mediumship readings at proving survival of consciousness after death? Can mental mediumship sittings be resilient against the harshest of criticisms, and demonstrate something authentic? Lauren is a mental medium with two decades of experience. In this critical analysis, she will take the strongest possible sceptical stance and attempt to debunk two of her own sittings.
18th October 2022. ‘There is No Royal Road’ by Penny Hayward. 7.30pm. £6.
Penny’s journey into Spiritualism through the development of her mediumistic abilities lead her to find some of the philosophical questions she was seeking ‘answers’ to. During this talk she would like to share her spiritual philosophy: There Is No Royal Road…
25th October 2022. ‘Grieving Parents and Families: Comforting Soul Readings’ by Bettina Suvi Rode. 7.30pm. £6.
It is the most painful experience in life to loose a child at any age. Mediumship may be one powerful tool for greaving parents and siblings to find back into life again.
1st November 2022. ‘The Coffin Roads: Journeys to the West’ by Professor Ian Bradley. 7.30pm. £6.
Ian Bradley journeys along the coffin roads that criss-cross Scotland to explore Highland and Hebridean attitudes to dying, death, mourning and the afterlife. He argues that they may well have something to teach us today as we at last emerge from a century or more of doing all we can to minimise death and sweep it under the carpet.
8th November 2022. ‘The Ghost in the Time Machine’ by Leo Ruickbie. 7.30pm. £6.
In 2021, Dr Leo Ruickbie entered an essay contest organized by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies to find the best evidence beyond reasonable doubt for the survival of human consciousness after permanent physical death. Competition was fierce – over 1,300 people applied to take part – including most of the major names in parapsychology today. Dr Ruickbie won third prize and tonight will talk about his essay ‘The Ghost in the Time Machine” – an essay that, not only marshals the best evidence, but also shows how it is in line with modern physics.
Subsequently, Dr Ruickbie was offered a permanent job with the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will also talk about their new funding programme launched this month.
15th November 2022. ‘Is there anyone there? Why bother asking the question?‘ by John Blackwood. 7.30pm. £6.
John Blackwood discusses the purpose of Spiritualism and mediumship in a modern age. As we deal with the challenges of everyday life, how can spirituality and mediumship help us effect change in our lives?
22nd November 2022. ‘Science and spirituality: partners in the quest for truth‘ by Oliver Robinson.
This talk presents a new scheme for understanding how science and spirituality exist as complementary and harmonious domains of enquiry, called the MODI model.
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