"How not to investigate the Paranormal" has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
We will rearrange it for our spring season in the coming year.
Many apologies again for all those who were looking forward to seeing Steve Parsons' and Ciaran O'Keeffe's talk.
We'll hopefully get there in the end.
The arguments put forward in support of reincarnation are critically evaluated with particular emphasis on the version of reincarnation held by the Druse.
The Druse are members of a religious sect founded in 1042, who live mainly in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel. A number of cases from an investigation in 1998 in Lebanon will be presented and evaluated.
Chris French is a Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London He teaches a course entitled Anomalistic Psychology as part of the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme at Goldsmiths College.
He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, and the Institute for Cultural Research. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the British False Memory Society and the Advisory Board of the Center for Inquiry, London. Chris has published over 100 articles and chapters covering a wide range of topics within psychology. His main current area of research is the psychology of paranormal beliefs and anomalous experiences.
In addition to academic activities, such as conference presentations and invited talks in other departments, he frequently appears on radio and television casting a sceptical eye over paranormal claims.
Official Website: http://skeptic.org.uk/pub
Added by sitp on September 12, 2007