Sam Knight: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

  • Wed 17 Aug 16:30 - 17:30
  • Baillie Gifford West Court
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  • Baillie Gifford West Court
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Sam Knight: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

New Yorker writer Sam Knight uncovers eccentric 1960s attitudes to the human mind in his book The Premonitions Bureau. In 1966, psychiatrist John Barker became interested in whether psychic visions might have helped forewarn people of the tragic landslide at Aberfan. Knight’s book recounts how Barker set up a bizarre experiment to harvest premonitions. The only problem: Barker’s correspondents began predicting his own demise.

Categories: Health/Wellbeing, History, Science/Medicine

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