A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
The Psychology of Phantoms and Hauntings with Chris French
Sunday 29th October at 1:00 pm

A recent opinion poll showed that a third of Britons believe in ghosts (more than profess to be religious) and 10% believe they have been in contact with the dead. Leading skeptic Chris French will present the case for the normal over the paranormal. His talk will consider the numerous factors that may lead people to believe that they have had a supernatural encounter, including hoaxes, misinterpretation of natural phenomena, hallucinatory experiences and the possible role of complex electromagnetic fields and infrasound, photographic evidence, electronic voice phenomenon, and the influence of the media.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Professor Chris French is Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, as well as being a Patron of the British Humanist Association. He has published over 150 articles and chapters covering a wide range of topics within psychology. For more than a decade he has edited The Skeptic magazine.

Travel advice to the Dissenters' Chapel - During the day guests can walk through the cemetery to get to the chapel but at night the main cemetery gates on the Harrow Road will be closed and the only accessible entrance is on Ladbroke Grove. Previously the address for this entrance was 364 Ladbroke Grove but this number has now been updated to 391.

The two closest underground stations are Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City or Circle Line) or Kensal Green (overground and Bakerloo Line). From Ladbroke Grove station there are several buses you can take to the Dissenters which include either the 28, 52 or 452. It's best to get off at the Sainbury's bus stop and then it's a short walk down Ladbroke Grove to the entrance to the Dissenters' Chapel.

The Venue - Bromptoon Cemetery