Recorded Talks: Audio and Video

Do you want to hear something fortean? Want to share it with friends and colleagues? Stuck at home with Covid-19 and you're missing that odd buzz of a London Fortean Society gathering? We can help!

We have been fortunate enough to have had some of our talks recorded and early Spring 2020's lock down seems like the right time to bring them together.  Enjoy!

These are roughly in date order. 

Shapeshifters: A History Online Event!
Wednesday 15 April 2020

The Haunted Landscape

Conway Hall 23 November 2020
Our semi-annual day of talks on folklore, landscape and the paranormal.

The Rites of Autumn - Doc Rowe

Hollow Places: The Dragon Slayer's Tomb - Christopher Hadley

English Witches and their Familiars – Dr Victoria Carr

(Meet Satan the Cat.)

Wolves in the Wolds: The Weird case of Old Stinker, the Hull Werewolf - Dr Sam George

The Croglin Grange Vampire – Deborah Hyde

England's Historic Graffiti: Voices Preserved in Stone - Crystal Holis

Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft - Brian Hoggard

Fairies A Dangerous History Richard Sugg

Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting, For fear of little men… – Paul Devereux

Blanc Sceol - Roar

'the sound of thunder underground is borne on the air’ ….

Thomas Waters: Cursed Britain

Conway Hall 23 October 2020
The Q&A got a bit weird on this one. May be skip it...

Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic -  Dr Gustav Kuhn

Conway Hall - Monday 10 June 2019

Magick and Power in the Age of Trump - Gary Lachman

Conway Hall Tuesday 26 June 2018

The Haunted Landscape 2017: Folklore, Ghosts and Witchcraft

Conway Hall 18 November 2017 

The Walking Dead – Dr. Carolyne Larrington

The Appearance of Ghosts: shrouds, sheets or see-through? Dr. Susan Owens

How to Clean a 3,000-Year-Old Hill Figure - Emily Cleaver

In the dead of the night, when all people were sleeping: Ghosts in folk songs – Dr. Paul Cowdell

'I Shall Goe Unto a Hare' - Isobel Gowdie, Covens, Shamans and Familiar Spirits in Seventeenth Century Scotland – Dr. John Callow

The Haunted Landscapes of World War One – Professor Owen Davies

Camile Ralphs - Malkin

Conspiracy Theories are for Losers - Professor Joesph Uscinski

Conway Hall - Thursday 20 July 2017
(This was a weird one. Joe's talk was great but the audience was a bit edgy. For a hint of that watch Ben Thejrporter's report on the talk after listening below. He was one of the nicer members of the audience.)

Glamour and Mystery: 100 Years of the Cottingley Fairies - Michael Terwey & Professor Diane Purkis

Conway Hall - Tuesday 18 July 2017

A History of Life After Death - Philip C. Almond

Conway Hall Tuesday 26 July 2016

London Stone: Mystery and Myth - John Clark

The Bell Monday 13 June 2016

London's Secret Shrine - Peter Watts

The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks - Thursday 26 March 2015

'The Terror of London': Spring-heeled Jack and the Victorian Metropolitan Press - Dr Karl Bell
(A snippet of this great talk anyway. I forgot we have our own YouTube channel. Thanks Pete! WE will get Karl back one day....)

The Late Great Robert Anton Wilson 
The Horse Hospital 23 October 2013

Bonus Material

Scott Wood discusses the urban legend of the Corpse on the Tube for Londonist

Scott discusses Demons of Cornhill which is a great urban legend and one of them is the London Fortean Society's logo. 

Conway Hall event: London Thinks – What Has Scientology Got To Hide?

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