Thursday 18 June 2015

2015 conference: Psychedelics, Psychology & Spirituality

The theme for the 19th conference, to be held in Cober Hill, near Scarborough, is Psychedelics, Psychology and Spirituality. The website is now up (, the call for papers is open, and bookings will be opening soon, handled by KC Jones for the BPS as it was for the 2014 conference.

Hope you can make it, we've got some great keynotes coming and the other papers will be as fascinating as they always are!

Monday 13 October 2014

All over now...

Right - all done and dusted! Thanks to everyone who's been involved in this conference, both presenters and delegates alike: a fantastic discourse on mindfulness from a range of perspectives, as well as a range of other topics too.

Highlights for me included the panel discussion on Saturday evening, all of the keynote speakers, catching up with old friends, seeing my students Kim Sheffield and Dwight Turner both producing engaging and compelling presentations, and generally catching that feeling of 'buzz' as people gathered together in small groups during the coffee breaks and carried on engaging with all the wonderful material that had been presented.

Les Lancaster announced this at the conference closing, but it's definitely worth repeating here: the dates for the 19th Annual Conference, in 2015. Although things aren't entirely settled yet, it's very likely that next year's conference will be return to Cober Hill in Cloughton, nr Scarborough. Watch for newsletters from the TP Section Committee, where this will be firmed up in the coming months.

If anyone has any follow-up comments or suggestions, please share them with us - email me at

Thursday 9 October 2014

Nearly there...!

Well, it's almost conference time. Looking forward to seeing everyone - old friends and hopefully new ones too - and to three days of stimulation! Roll on Friday...

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Programme now available

We're pleased to announce that the programme for the 2014 TP Section Conference is now finalised, and it looks to be a fascinating weekend.

Bookings for the conference are of course now being taken: please organise your place by going to the BPS conference contractor's website at If you have any questions about the booking process, or anything else about the conference at all, please contact the chair of the organising committee, Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson.

Friday 11 July 2014

Conference flyer

The conference flyer is now available - I'm making an electronic version available below (just click the image) for people to distribute as widely as they like.

If you have a conference or event that you're attending where you would be able to distribute physical flyers, please get in touch with me ( and I'll arrange to have some sent out to you by post. They're full-colour A5 glossy flyers - if you need something else like a poster or whatever, again get in touch and we can discuss it.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Call for papers deadline - 25 July

Please note that the Call for Papers deadline has been extended to 25 July to ensure there's time for people to respond to our current advert in The Psychologist.

Tuesday 8 July 2014


Details on conference attendance (including costs & how to apply) have now been added to the "To Attend" page. Look forward to seeing everyone in October!