Plymouth Psychology in the Pub talk
  • The Treasury, Catherine Street, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD

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This talk is organised by the South West branch of the British Psychological Society.

Speaker: Professor Susan Blackmore.

Sue Blackmore is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at Plymouth University. She has a degree in psychology and physiology from Oxford University (1973), an MSc and a PhD in parapsychology from the University of Surrey (1980). She no longer works on the paranormal. Her research interests include memes, evolutionary theory, consciousness and meditation. She practices Zen, campaigns for drug legalisation and plays in her village samba band, Crooked Tempo.

Sue writes for several magazines and newspapers, blogs for the Guardian newspaper and Psychology Today, and is a frequent contributor and presenter on radio and television. She is author of over 60 academic articles, about eight book contributions, and many book reviews.  

Her books include Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993), In search of the Light (autobiography, 1996), Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997), The Meme Machine (1999), Conversations on Consciousness (2005), Zen and the Art of Consciousness (2011) and Consciousness: An Introduction (a textbook, new editions 2010 and 2011).  

Her work has been translated into more than 20 other languages. She has two children and lives in South Devon with her husband Adam Hart-Davis.

This is a free event and open to everyone including BPS members, students and the general public. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis and there is no booking requirement.

Email MemberNetworkServices@bps.org.uk for any queries with the subject heading 'South West Plymouth Susan Blackmore September 2015'.

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