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PSI Saturday

2 August.10:00 am-4:00 pm

2nd August | 10am – 4pm | £40-£55 (Early Bird Offer) | In-Centre

Join Professor Chris Roe and colleagues from the University of Northampton’s Parapsychology Department for a fascinating day of in-depth talks and discussion on a range of topics, including global consciousness, reincarnation and anomalous experiences in the funeral industry.

Whether you’re an inveterate parapsychological researcher or a curious bystander come and join us – it’s sure to be a compelling day.

When booking your ticket, you will have the option of adding on lunch from Set Apart Baking. This will be a cold buffet, with a selection of freshly baked goods. Vegetarians will be catered for. Please get in touch if you have any other dietary requirements or allergies before booking to check if we can accommodate your needs. Tea and coffee will be provided by the Centre to all attendees.

What To Expect

10:00 am           Introduction & welcome (Prof. Lance Butler)

10:10 am           Preview of the day’s events from Chris Roe.

10:15 am           Chris Roe: Random number generators and global consciousness

11:00 am           Coffee / tea

11:15 am           Elaine Rycroft: Does personality survive bodily death? Identifying best practice in investigating claims of reincarnation.

Elaine Rycroft is a PhD student at the University of Northampton, researching best practice for investigating past life memories. An ex-Naval nursing officer, NHS theatre and intensive care nurse before gaining a law degree to advocate for patients; now running a Clinical hypnotherapy, past life regression, Reiki healing and training practice.

12:00 pm           Natalia Lavin: Anomalous Experiences in the Funeral Industry

12:45 pm           LUNCH

1:30 pm             Sophie Morrison: Noncontact healing experiment: Update on a collaboration between the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and UoN

2:15 pm             Lou Spiers: Epilepsy and exceptional experiences

Louise Spiers is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Counselling at The University of Northampton, where she is Programme leader for MSc Counselling. She is the co-lead of the Exceptional Experience and Consciousness Studies (EECS) special interest research group and is passionate about researching experiences of transpersonal and anomalous experiences that are otherwise pathologized or silenced.

3:00 pm             Coffee / tea

3:15 pm             Cal Cooper: Reflection on the day’s themes

4:00 pm             Audience Discussion with the Panel – Q&A with all speakers

4:45 pm             Closing Words (Lance)

Meet The Host

Chris Roe

Cal Cooper

Chris Roe holds a Chair in Psychology at the University of Northampton, UK. He is the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation and is a Vice-President of the Society for Psychical Research. 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, as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors

Talia Lavin

Dr Cal Cooper is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Northampton. He lectures on parapsychology, positive psychology, thanatology, sexual behaviour and social psychology.

He is the author and editor of five books to date, including ‘Telephone Calls from the Dead’ and ‘Psi in Psychotherapy’ and over 100 papers and articles. He is the recipient of such awards as the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship (2009, Parapsychology Foundation), a runner up of the Ockham’s Razor Award (The Skeptic/QEDcon, 2018), and the D. Scott Rogo Award for Media (2021, Parapsychology Foundation).

Sophie Morrison

Talia Lavin is a PhD student at the University of Northampton and a practising children’s psychotherapist.
Her research interests include involving children in parapsychological research, the occurrence of PSI in industries and combining psychotherapy with anomalistic research. Her PhD project looks at anomalous experiences in the funeral industry.

Sophie Morrison has worked for the University of Northampton as a research assistant since January 2020. She has a keen interest in all aspects of research that aim to understand anomalous, transpersonal, and paranormal experiences. Sophie is passionate about the importance of the role of qualitative analysis within these fields of investigation, and endeavours to shed new light on these types of individual and personal experiences.



2 August
10:00 am-4:00 pm
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