This page provides information about the range of events organised by the Centre, past and present.

Forthcoming Events:

Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre Conference

The fifth  conference of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre will be held on July 18th 2018 with the topic of Spirituality and Wellbeing: Interreligious Perspectives. The Alister Hardy Lampeter lecture will be given by Prof William West, University of Manchester. Other speakers are Mark Seed, Dr Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen and Jayne Timmins.

The Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre Conference 2018 [PDF]

RERC Conference 2018 Spirituality & Wellbeing Abstracts  [PDF]

 

Past Events:

The fourth conference of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre was held on July 16th 2017 with the topic of Spirituality, Therapy and Wellbeing. The Alister Hardy Lampeter lecture was given by Dr Wendy Dossett, University of Chester. Other speakers were Lymarie Rodriguez, Patricia R. Souza, Dr Thomas Jansen, Rev Dr Jeff Leonardi and Prof Bettina Schmidt.

 
Copies of the powerpoint presentations and handouts can be downloaded below.
Spirituality within a Therapeutic context - Rev Dr Jeff Leonardi and Prof Bettina E. Schmidt [PDF]

Recording of the keynote lecture given by Dr Dossett  [Video recording link]

The third conference of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David took place on July 3rd 2016 in the Old Hall in the Old Building of the Lampeter campus with the topic of Spirituality and Wellbeing. The aim of the day was to discuss the link between spirituality and health from different disciplinary approaches.

The Alister Hardy Lampeter lecture was given by Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt, Karl Jaspers Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality at Ripon College Cuddesdon Oxford. Among the other speakers were Dr Jeff Leonardi, Dr Penny Sartori and Prof Chris Roe.

Alister Hardy RERC Conference 2016 - Abstracts and Speaker Biographies
Alister Hardy RERC Conference 2016 - Information and Programme

Copies of the presentations can be downloaded below:
Being Mindful Being Christian - Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt [PDF]
Counselling, Health and Spirituality - Dr Jeff Leonardi [PDF]
How We Can All Benefit from the Message of Near-Death Experiences - Dr Penny Sartori [PDF]
Clinical Parapsychology: The interface between anomalous experiences and psychological wellbeing  - Prof Chris Roe [PDF]

Consciousness and Its Evolution: From a Human Being to a Post-Human

Taras Handziy
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland and visiting student at the Religious Experience Research Centre.

6th May 2015, Founders Library, Lampeter campus, 6 p.m.

2015 Annual Alister Hardy Lampeter Lecture: Crystallizing the Angels – A methodological proposal for the study of angels

Keynote: Rev. Dr June Boyce-Tillman MBE
Professor of Applied music at the University of Winchester and Associate Professor of North-West University, South Africa.

Keynote lecture followed by a series of papers on angels in different religious traditions (e.g. angels in Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam).

3rd July 2015, Founders Library,  Lampeter campus, 10a.m. and 4 p.m.

Recording of keynote lecture [Video recording link] 

Abstracts of conference papers  [PDF]
Crystallising The Angels - Rev. Dr June Boyce-Tillman MBE [PDF]
Angels in Jewish Mysticism - Theolyn Cortens Cert.Ed. M.A.  [PDF]
Angels in Ancient Judaism and Johannine Christianity  - Dr Catrin Williams  [PDF]
Jinn In The Machine - Dr Gary R. Bu

Religious experience in Lampeter Conference

Keynote: Dr Fiona Bowie
King’s College London.

Friday 4 July 2014, Founder’s Library, Lampeter campus, 10.00am - 4.30pm. 

Recording of keynote lecture [Video recording link]

An expanded edition of the papers of the conference and other contributions is available in the new book Study of Religious Experience – Approaches and Methodologies, edited by Bettina E. Schmidt (Equinox 2016).

Near death experiences and the mind-body relationship: a systems-theoretical approach

Dr David Rousseau
Wednesday 14 May 2014, Founder’s Library, Lampeter campus, at 4 pm.