Telegraphy and telepathy: connecting electrical and occult communication from 1850 to the present

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 12th March 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA.

Description: Dr Noakes, a lecturer at Exeter university in Falmouth, works on the history of the physical sciences. He has been writing a book on the relationship between physics and psychical research in Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries, including links with the development of the cable and wireless businesses from 1850. In the lecture he explores ways in which people were interested in connexions between telegraphic waves and the supernatural world.

How to book: The Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050 E:

Price: Free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor tickets: £6.00, concessions £4.20.

Tel: 01503 230106



Organiser: Alan H. Cousins

Lecturer: Dr Richard Noakes, University of Exeter

Region: South-West England

Branch: Plymouth

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