10am - 2pm
University of Worcester, City Campus
includes handouts, certificate
NEXT DATE TBC
City Campus, The University of Worcester (formerly the Worcester Royal Infirmary)
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Paranormal, Supernatural, Unexplained, Anomalous...
whichever word you use, if you have an interest in those things which appear to defy science then this workshop is for you.
What will be covered?
The workshop will cover the main areas of interest in relation to investigating the paranormal.
There will be a mixture of group work, problem solving and individual activities.
By the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of:
The history of paranormal investigation
various types of paranormal phenomena
paranormal investigations and best practise - what are we really looking for?
the tools of the trade (ghost hunting gadgets and their uses)
the role of Parapsychology
what is a 'Ghost'?
famous hauntings including The Enfield Poltergeist and Borley Rectory
Consciousness - is it all in our head?
About our venue
Where better to hold a Paranormal Workshop than in an allegedly haunted building?
City Campus at the University of Worcester is an impressive victorian building, which used to be the Worcester Royal Infirmary.
Given it's original use it will come as no surprise that this historic building in the heart of the city has seen more than its fair share of ghostly activity.
The boy in the cell
Moans and screams have been reported by people visiting. The old infirmary is rumoured to have been connected to a prison by an underground tunnel and the screams are thought to belong to a young boy who hung himself in a prison cell.
The wartime surgeon
Tom Bates the Elder, a surgeon at the infirmary for 31 years, is said to roam the building keeping a watchful eye out. He died in 1916 after catching influenza but some say his spirit remains at his workplace.
The grey lady
Numerous sightings have been reported of a mysterious lady near to The Jenny Lind Chapel and what is now the city campus entrance and board room. No-one knows who she is but she was seen again during a recent University open day when a cleaner reported seeing a ghostly figure walk through the closed doors into the 1851 chapel.
Travelling from further afield?
The University has year round accommodation available in Barrington House, a stunning Georgian building on the banks of the river severn. To enquire about rooms and rates please call 01905 542121.
Alternatively the following hotels are within walking distance of the University and transport links:
please note, there is no parking at City Campus however there are 2 large car parks next to the building, Pitchcroft and Moors. Both are pay and display.
Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided during the break, lunch is not provided.