The splendid wooden panelled Court Room at Senate House will play host to a reimagining of the historic National Laboratory of Psychical Research (1925-1930) by the celebrated paranormal investigator Harry Price. Inside the room you will encounter laboratory equipment and toy instruments that were used to detect the activity of unseen psychic forces. Using your smartphone and headphones via a specially created app, you will hear evidence of spirit activity as recorded in laboratory notes held in the Harry Price Collection at Senate House Library. You may even hear the ghost of Harry Price himself!
The Laboratory of Psychic Research is a new sound installation created by Aleksander Kolkowski, Kitt Price and Laurence Cliffe, produced especially for the Being Human festival and hosted with Senate House Library. It is part of the wider Media of Mediumship AHRC funded research project, delivered in partnership with the University of Stirling, The Science Museum Group and Senate House Library.
Important event information: you need to bring your own smartphone and headphones to fully enjoy the sound installation. However, there are physical items on display in the Court Room that can be viewed without the sound installation app.