Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Founding of the Ghost Club

7.45pm Tuesday 21 June 2022

We are really sorry but, due to the tube strike, we are postponing this talk. We hope to bring Roger and his talk back from the beyond in the autumn. All ticket holders will be refunded. 

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The Ghost Club is one of the oldest organisations in the world associated with psychical research. It was founded by William Stainton Moses and AA Watts in 1882 and ran as a private gentlemen’s club until 1936, dedicated to telling “true” ghost stories. Members and visitors included Sir Laurence Oliphant, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, WB Yeats, Egyptologist Ernest Wallis Budge and colonial administrator Sir Harry Johnston. Its members, alive or dead, were counted as members.

Gothic specialist Prof Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck, University of London, has been exploring the Ghost Club’s archives and minute books, and reveals what they got up to in their early meetings as a club, and their overlap with the Society for Psychical Research.



7.45pm Tuesday 21 June 2022

We are really sorry but, due to the tube strike, we are postponing this talk. We hope to bring Roger and his talk back from the beyond in the autumn. All ticket holders will be refunded. 

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