SotF – Thomas Hind – The Physics of Ghosts

Wednesday 26 August 2015, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG


Thomas Hind

Thomas Hind

In the most haunted pub in Edinburgh, we ask “What are ghosts made of?” and follow up by asking why do they haunt specific places? How do they move around and go through walls and throw things across rooms when nobody is looking?

The obvious answer is they don’t – but what if they did? How would it work?

All of these questions and more will be answered, interweaved with real life ghost stories from Thomas’ granddad’s 50 years as an exorcist with the Church of England. These will be debunked, bunked and debunked again and you might learn a thing or two about Quantum Tunneling theory in the process.


Thomas Hind is a former physicist turned science communicator turned comedian. He studied Physics at the University of Glasgow and followed it up with an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh as well as briefly working at CERN.

His Granddad, the Reverend Tom Willis, was once the Church of England’s foremost exorcist working in their paranormal-tinged Ministry of Deliverance (not related to the Jon Voight film). He made regular TV and radio appearances, including one infamous appearance where he accidentally swore on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

Thomas has two other shows in the Fringe –

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