Society for Psychical Research

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CHAMPION DE CRESPIGNY, Rose (died 1935), Hon. Principal of British College of Psychic Science; President Reading Society for Psychical Research; President Leeds Psychic Research Society

MYERS, Frederic W. H. (1843 - 1901), one of HM Inspectors of Schools; President of the Society for Psychical Research

WEATHERHEAD, Leslie Dixon (1893 - 1976), Minister of The City Temple, London, 1936–October 1960, now Minister Emeritus; President of the Methodist Conference, July 1955–56; Hon. Chaplain to Forces; Freeman of City of London; Hon. Member, Association of Psychotherapists; Member: Society for Psychical Research; Churches’ Fellowship for Psychical Study; President Institute of Religion and Medicine, 1966–67

PRICE, Harry (1881 - 1948), psychist; Honorary Secretary and Editor, University of London Council for Psychical Investigation (formerly National Laboratory of Psychical Research, of which he was Founder and Director, 1925–34); Chairman, National Film Library (British Film Institute), 1935–41; Member of Council, Shakespeare Film Society

RICHET, Charles Robert (1850 - 1935), Professeur à la faculté de Médecine de Paris; Membre de l’Académie des Sciences et de l’Académie de Médecine; Président de la Société pour l’Arbitrage entre nations; President of Society for Psychical Researches of London, 1905


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A body founded in 1882 by F. W. H. Myers, H. Sidgwick, and others. The Society, in a period of intense interest in spiritualism and the supernatural, investigated with high standards of scientific detachment such matters as telepathy, apparitions, etc. Its presidents have included A. J. Balfour, W. James, and Sir Oliver Lodge (1851–1940). Members and associates have included Ruskin, Tennyson, Gladstone, and A. R. Wallace.

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