SSPR Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that Professor Caroline Watt is headlining the next SSPR Conference on Saturday 11th March 2017 in the Grosvenor Hilton, Glasgow!

Professor Caroline Watt, who holds the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology, will speak on:
“Investigating the ‘Impossible’: 30 Years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit”

Join Professor Caroline Watt for a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of three decades of research into paranormal claims. From the Indian Rope Trick, to precognitive dreams, to controlled laboratory research testing the ESP hypothesis. Discover the challenges and unexpected scientific rewards of investigating the ‘impossible’!

And for the first time speaking at the SSPR, we are pleased to welcome Dr Ian Tierney: Honorary Research Fellow at the KPU who will speak on:
“Psi-related distress in the UK”

Get a fascinating glimpse into 30 years of collaboration with the KPU, when Dr Ian Tierney advised individuals who were distressed by their ‘paranormal’ experiences. He will present categories of anomalous experiences, consider real-life examples from his extensive caseload and he will include information on important research that he is conducting with others.
Learn what to say to help someone traumatised by the paranormal!

Again, we are pleased to announce another ‘first’ for the SSPR,
Dr David Saunders, Lecturer in Cognitive and Biological Psychology at the University of Northampton will speak to us for the first time on a fascinating topic that he has researched, entitled: “Dreams of High Significance: Lucid Dreams and Extrasensory Perception.”

Learn about this growing area of research that investigates the disassociated consciousness state of lucid dreaming (being aware that one is dreaming while remaining within the dream) and its relationship with Extrasensory Perception (ESP). If you have had a paranormal dream, this is who to consult!

Returning to speak to the SSPR after his talk last year, which was well-received, Steve Mera, a paranormal investigator who works extensively with the media, will give a talk on “Corporate Paranormality.”

Steve will present a range of cases from his caseload where the worlds of business and the paranormal have clashed. Learn how he collected the evidence and resolved these troublesome issues. He will also update us on his current collaborations with Erich Von Daniken of “Chariots of the Gods” fame that could involve the SSPR!

And that’s not all, folks! The conference will finish after a review of recent SSPR cases and a Question and Answer session on the paranormal in general.

There will also be a sale of books from the SSPR Library and first news of future SSPR events.