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Psi Saturday

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Psi Saturday

Shifting the focus from the medium to the outcomes of mediumship

Join us to listen to a series of illuminating talks delivered by the top minds at the forefront of survival research. Three interlinked areas (mediumship, anomalous experience and survival of personality beyond death) go under different lenses of the microscope . Six researchers & lecturers from the University of Northampton present six different research reports. This team is leading the way in innovative and multi-faceted approaches to survival research.
Each talk considers exciting new possibilities. Such as clinical parapsychology and its efficacy in bereavement counselling.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the latest findings in mediumship, anomalous experience and survival of personality beyond death research. From the researchers themselves. Their findings are likely to both illuminate and surprise you.
The ticket price includes lunch. There is also the opportunity to ask questions at the Q&A and afterwards at the drinks reception.
A rare and unique opportunity.

10-10.15am Ann Treherne, Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre to do her introduction&welcome. 

10.15-10.30am Alex Wilson -introduction to the day, which was originally Dr Glenn Hitchman

10.30-11.15am Researching Survival Dr Cal Cooper

11.15-11.30am coffee break

11.30-12.15 pm Connections between mediumship & counselling Rachel Evenden

12.15-1pm The neuroscience of spiritualism Dr Saunders

1-1.50pm Lunch (to have audience ready for 2pm)

2-2.45pm The role of altered states of consciousness in psychic experiences Prof Chris Roe

2.45-3.30pm Psi as unconscious:experiments on intuition Dr Hitchman

3.30-4.15pm plenary/panel with all the speakers, chair Alex Wilson with questions from audience

4.15-4.30pm Closing Words Chloe Deas

4.30-5.30pm Drinks reception & Book Signing

Is the event accessible?

This event will take place between the ground and first floor of the centre. There is a flight of stairs and no elevator/ramp.

Are there meal options for those with dietary restrictions?

Please indicate on your booking form or call at least 48 hours in advance of the event to inform us of any special requirements

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The complete lineup for Psi Saturday. Take some time to learn a little bit about the amazing people who are hosting this series 

Alex Wilson

Lecturer and PhD Student

Currently looking into the role altered states of consciousness play as a transformative and cultural experience among youth subcultures such as the emerging trap and house scenes.

Introduction to the day : @ 10.15am

Leader of Plenery Panel: @ 3.30pm


Dr Callum E Cooper

Psychologist, Author & Science Promoter

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 and Sheffield Hallam University. He has a long time association with the University of Northampton, and is based there as a lecturer in psychology, delivering classes and conducting research on Death and Bereavement, Positive Psychology, Human Sexual Behaviour, Parapsychology, and Research Methods.

Researching Survival:  @ 10.30am


Rachel Evenden

Psychology Lecturer in the faculty of Health, Education and Society She’s a certified integrative Counsellor, full-time lecturer and associate within the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Processes at the University of Northampton

Her lectures and research covers a broad range of subjects from Counselling, Positive Psychology domains.

Her recent research has been on Clinical Parapsychology in the UK, to investigate the range and incidence (AE’s) in a secular counselling service, and the training needs of student counsellors and clinical parapsychologists.

Connections between Mediumship and Counselling: @ 11.30am


Dr David Saunders

Lecturer at the Northampton University where he lectures on lucid dreaming and neuropsychology. International award winner for his research into lucid dreaming with the International Association for the Study of Dreams

He is part of a team who are conducting EEG research into the brainwave states and areas of activation in the brains of mediums at the Arthur Findlay College, Stansted. There are exciting times ahead for neuroscientists and parapsychologists to collaborate and gain valuable insights into brain function and claims of psi phenomena.

Altered States of Consciousness and Mediumship: the Neuroscience of Spiritualism:  @ 12.15pm


Professor Chris Roe

Senior lecturer at the University of Northampton. He lectures on parapsychology, the psychology of anomalous experience, research methods & data analysis. Contributor to modules on neuroscience, consciousness & spirituality & health

His research interests are on understanding the nature of anomalous phenomena and includes research on the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception and the phenomenology of paranormal experience as well as experimental approaches to test claims for ESP and psychokinesis. He is President of the Society of Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He is past President of the Parapsychology Association and past chair of the British Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Review. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the SPR and a member of Bial Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. He has authored many research papers.

The role of altered states of consciousness in psychic experiences :  @ 2pm


Dr Glenn Hitchman

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Leader of the Exceptional Experiences and Consciousness Studies research group at the University of Northampton 

He’s a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, member of Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology, a member of the Society for Psychical Research and a professional member of the Parapsychology Association.

His research interests include ESP, morphic resonance, ESP, psychokinesis, anomalous experiences and trait models of personality.

Psi as unconscious:experiments on intuition: @ 2.45pm



February 22
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
25 Palmerston Place
Edinburgh, EH12 5AP United Kingdom


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