Ghosts, science and ghost hunters: a history
Wednesday 17 April, 8pm
Magdalen College Auditorium, Longwall Street
The ‘scientific’ study of ghosts from the 17th century onwards was followed by ‘scientific’ ghost-hunting in Victorian times. Historian Dr Allan Chapman of Wadham College lifts the lid on a fascinating application of science. What do scientists, theologians and the public think about ghosts today?