Thu, 15 Aug|
The Banshee Labyrinth
Prof. Caroline Watt - From Seance to Science: The Koestler Parapsychology Unit
Join Professor Caroline Watt, holder of the UK’s only Chair for parapsychological research, for a whistlestop tour of the highs and lows of more than three decades of research into paranormal claims
Time & Location
15 Aug 2019, 19:20 – 20:20
The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
About the Event
Skeptics on the Fringe Presents:
Prof. Caroline Watt - From Seance to Science: The Work of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit
Join Professor Caroline Watt, holder of the UK’s only Chair for parapsychological research, for a whistlestop tour of the highs and lows of more than three decades of research into paranormal claims. From the Indian Rope Trick, to seemingly prophetic dreams, to controlled laboratory research examining whether people have telepathic ability, discover the challenges and unexpected scientific rewards of investigating the impossible.
Caroline Watt holds the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology, and is a founder member (in 1986) of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Watt is a former President of the Parapsychological Association, has published numerous journal articles about her research, and her latest book is Parapsychology: A Beginner's Guide. She runs a parapsychological study registry, the KPU website, Twitter @KPUNews, as well as a popular online course. Find out more at the KPU website:
https://koestlerunit.wordpress.com/ Twitter - @KPUNews
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