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Cambridge Talks: The Society of Psychical Research with Ruth McPhee

27 January, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please note that due to the current situation with Covid, we have decided to postpone this event. Please register your interest for the event by emailing enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk and we will notify you when the event has been rescheduled.



Join us as we talk with podcaster Ruth McPhee about the Society of Physical Research.

Ruth McPhee is the host of Ruth is Stranger than Fiction, a podcast all about the strange histories and unlikely characters of East Anglia. Past episodes have covered folkloric figures including will o’ the wisps, giants, and toadmen, gruesome events such as witch trials, bodysnatching, and tragic murders, and plenty of hauntings and ghostly goings on around Cambridge and other towns of the area.

For this unique live event, join Ruth and special guests for an irreverent foray into the history of the Society of Psychical Research, founded by Trinity College fellows including Henry Sidgwick, Frederic Myers, and Edmund Gurney. The intention of the society was to investigate paranormal activity from a position of scientific objectivity and academic rigour. Let’s see how that worked out for them! There’ll be themed drinks and plenty of spooky ambience to get you into the paranormal spirit.

Find out more about the podcast and how to subscribe at www.ruthisstranger.co.uk



Cambridge Talks: The Society of Psychical Research with Ruth McPhee


Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


The Museum of Cambridge
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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