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Parapsychology: The Cutting Edge | In-Centre

4 June.10:00 am-5:00 pm


Parapsychology: The Cutting Edge

4th June 2022 | 10am-5pm | £40 | In-Centre


Join us for advanced conversation

Parapsychology: The Cutting Edge will be a day of talks, seminars and plenary panels with some of the leading academic researchers in the UK exploring the latest psychical research and findings. We’ll hear from Dr Chris Roe, Director of the CSAPP who also featured on Netflix’s Surviving Death as well as Dr Callum Cooper, Psychologist, Author and Science Promotor. Both Chris and Callum co-wrote an award-winning paper for the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies Essay Competition titled ‘A Critical Evaluation of the Best Evidence for the Survival of Human Consciousness after Permanent Bodily Death’.


Time Table

10:00 AM

Introduction & welcome (Prof. Lance Butler, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre)

10:15 AM


Preview of the day’s events from the MC (Chris Roe)


10:30 AM


Aaron Lomas –  After Death Communications during Covid/lockdown 


11:15 AM


Coffee / tea


11:30 AM


Fil Kinnersley – The experiences of people beginning their development as mediums


12:15 PM


Netflix Video + Q&A with Chris Roe


1:00 PM



2:00 PM


Callum Cooper and Chris Roe – Reincarnation based on their Bigelow winning essay


3:00 PM


Onstage interview


3:30 PM


Audience Discussion – Q&A with all speakers

4:15 PM


Closing Words (Lance Butler)


Professor Chris Roe discusses recent developments in parapsychology at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Professor Chris Roe

Vice-President of the Society for Psychical Research

Prof. Chris Roe, Bsc, MSc, PhD, AFBPs, holds a Chair in Psychology at the University of Northampton, UK, and is Director of the Centre for the Psychology and Social Sciences that is based there. He is the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation and is a Vice-President of the Society for Psychical Research. Chris has served as the Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher (2015-2021), Chair of the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section (2015-2018), President of the Parapsychological Association (2015-2017), and as President of the SPR (2018-2021). He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Parapsychology and is on the editorial board for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and the Transpersonal Psychology Review. His research interests are around understanding the nature of anomalous experiences and includes research on the phenomenology of paranormal experience, particularly as it affects wellbeing, the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception, as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors. Recent research has been concerned with the relationship between altered states of consciousness and psychic experience. He has published over 120 journal papers and book chapters and given over 200 conference presentations.

Professor Chris Roe discusses recent developments in parapsychology at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Dr Cal Cooper

Psychologist, Author and Science Promoter

Callum is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), holding postgraduate degrees in psychology, social science research methods and education, from the University of Northampton, Sheffield Hallam University and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has a long time association with the University of Northampton and is based there as a senior lecturer in psychology, delivering classes and conducting research on Death and Bereavement, Positive Psychology, Human Sexual Behaviour, Parapsychology, and Research Methods.

Professor Lance Butler Chairman of the SIr Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh

About Professor Lance Butler

Chairman of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

Professor Lance Butler taught literature, literary theory and stylistics at the Universities of Stirling in the UK, and Pau in France before retiring to Edinburgh recently. He is the author of books on Samuel Beckett and Philosophy, on Thomas Hardy, on the Victorian Loss of Faith and on Stylistics.

Since discovering the Scientific and Medical Network in the 1980s he has been researching the question of ‘life after death’ and what is known about the possibility of the Survival of Consciousness beyond our final moments.

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This ticket includes a buffet lunch.


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom


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