Exploring the complementary roles of

scientific and mystical approaches to

reality for over 40 years.

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For over 40 years since 1978 the annual Mystics and Scientists conferences have been dedicated to forging a creative understanding of the complementary roles of scientific and mystical approaches to reality. These conferences provide a highly engaging and creative opportunity to come together with like-minded people in a spirit of exploration and dialogue leading to new contacts and friendships to continue the conversation.

Testimonials

“A wonderful, stimulating, through provoking and warm-hearted weekend”

“Non-stop delightful discovery and endless conversation.”

“I value the people and connections as much as the subject and speakers.”

“My second event. It gets better and better. I feel isolated in London. Here I get a sense of ‘group’. Fabulous talks.”

Upcoming Event

 Consciously Connecting With The Deep Wisdom of Nature

Notable scientists who have spoken include:

Sir John Eccles FRS

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS

Prof Richard Gregory FRS

Prof David Bohm FRS

James Lovelock FRS

Prof John Barrow FRS

Prof Paul Davies

Dr Fritjof Capra

Dr Larry Dossey

Dr Rupert Sheldrake

Prof Ervin Laszlo

Prof Karl Pribram

Prof Chris Clarke

SMN Presidents

Dr Peter Fenwick

Prof Bernard Carr

SMN Vice-Presidents

Prof Arthur Ellison

Prof Brian Goodwin

Prof Marilyn Monk

Prominent mystics have included:

Fr Bede Griffiths

Anne Baring

Thetis Blacker

Dr Kathleen Raine

Prof Ravi Ravindra 

Fr Matthew Fox

Ven Sumhedo

Douglas Harding

William Anderson

Satish Kumar

Irene Tweedie

Bronwen Astor

Fr William Johnston

Dr Neil Douglas-Klotz.

History

The first Mystics and Scientists conference was held in 1978 as ’The May Lectures’  in conjunction with Wrekin Trust. The event was so successful that it became an annual event run by Malcolm Lazarus and Sir George Trevelyan and has featured well over 150 distinguished speakers in the 42 conferences held so far. The Network took over the running of the conferences in the early 1990s

Programmes

2021 – 1978

2020-21

Location: Horsley Park, East Horsley.

Re-Enchanting the World
Speakers
  • Dr. Rupert Sheldrake
  • Pea Horsley
  • Heidi Hermann
  • Judith Prager
  • Fred Hageneder
  • Dr Peter Fenwick
  • Shakti Caterina Maggi
  • Anna Breytenbach
  • Prof Paco Calvo
Mystics&Scientists

2019

Location: University of Greenwich

Technology, Spirituality and Wellbeing
Speakers
  • Dr Jeffery Martin

  • Dr Julia Mossbridge (videolink)

  • Dr Iain McGilchrist (videolink)

  • Jules Evans

  • Dr Ben Marder

  • Charlotte Lorimer & Georgia Parkin

  • Heather Mason

  • Jose Montemayor

  • Katherine Ormerod

  • Dr Alexander Stell

Mystics&Scientists

2018

Location: Latimer Place, Chesham

Eastern & Western Perspectives on Science and Spirit
Speakers
  • Dr Bhakti Niskama Shanta
  • Dr Bhakti Vijnana Muni
  • Catherine Thom
  • Prof Keith Ward FBA
  • Prof Ursula King
  • Dr Joan Walton
  • Prof Max Velmans
Mystics&Scientists

2017

Location: Horsley Park, East Horsley

The Continuing Quest for Unity and Integration
Speakers
  • Dr Fritjtof Capra
  • Dr Jude Currivan
  • Prof Marilyn Monk
  • Prof Ravi Ravindra
  • Dr Merlin Sheldrake
Mystics&Scientists

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2016

Non-locality and the Oneness of Mind. How we are more connected to
each other than we realise (and why it matters)

Location: Horsley Park, East Horsley.

Speakers
  • Dr. Helen Ford
  • Dr. Larry Dossey
  • David Lorimer
  • Prof. Tom McLeish FRS
  • Marja de Vries

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2015

Harmony: Cosmos, Nature and Self

Location: Horsley Park, East Horsley.

Speakers
  • Dr. Lucy King
  • Satish Kumar
  • Dr. Chika Robertson
  • Ian Skelly
  • Prof. Paul Robertson
  • Dr. Jean-Philippe Uzan
  • Prof. Charles Jencks
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2014

Consciousness and the Experience of Time

Location: University of Warwick

Speakers
  • Prof. Bernard Carr

  • Dr. James d’Angelo

  • Narian Ishaya

  • Dr. Barbara Magnani

  • Prof. Jacob Needleman (via Skype)

  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2013

The Nature of Inspiration in Art, Science and Spirituality

Location: University of Warwick

Speakers
  • Rt Revd. Lord Richard Harries
  • Shakti Maira
  • Ruth Padel
  • Prof. Paul Robertson
  • Prof. Robert Turner
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2012

The Mystery of Consciousness and Western Meditation Traditions

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Fr. Laurence Freeman
  • Prof. Robert Frager
  • Rabbi Nilton Bonder
  • Dr. Anne Runehov
  • Prof. Raymond Tallis
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2011

The Nature of Dreams: On the Threshold of Other Realities

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Mark Blagrove
  • Paul Devereux
  • Dr. Larry Dossey
  • Prof. Charles Laughlin
  • Dr. Morton Schatzmann
  • Dr. Ann Yeoman
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2010

Order out of Chaos: Possibilities for Transformation?

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Stuart Kauffman
  • Prof. Basil Hiley
  • Brother David Steindl-Rast
  • Prof. Wolfgang Michalski
  • Barnaby Brown
  • Prof. Simon Conway-Morris FRS
  • Dr. Marie Angelo
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2009

The Science of Happiness and the Experience of Bliss

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox
  • Lord Richard Layard FBA
  • Shakti Maira
  • Dr. Peter Malinowski
  • Dr. Carol Craig
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2008

Frontiers in Consciousness and Healing

Location: St John’s College, Cambridge.

Speakers
  • Jennifer Cole
  • Prof. Keith Critchlow
  • Prof. Brian Goodwin
  • Dr. Michael Hastings
  • Sr. Eva Heymann
  • Alexander Lauterwasser
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2007

Spirit and Cosmos: an Undivided Whole

Location: St John’s College, Cambridge.

Speakers
  • Prof. Christopher Alexander
  • Dr. Margaret Colquhoun,
  • Dr. James d’Angelo
  • Alain Forget
  • Prof. Keith Ward FBA
  • Dr. Lawrence LeShan
  • Prof. Eric Priest FRS
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2006

The Spirit of Mountains: Inner and Outer Explorations

Location: St John’s College, Cambridge.

Speakers
  • Julie-Ann Clyma
  • David Lorimer
  • Jim Perrin
  • Geshe Jampel Senge
  • Father Silouan
  • Paul Devereux

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2005

Healing the Split: An Alchemy of Transformation

Location: Sparsholt College, Winchester

Speakers
  • Ven Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Anne Baring
  • Dr. Julian Candy
  • Prof. Chris Clarke
  • Dr. Stephen Karcher
  • Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2004

Time and the Timeless

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Beata Bishop
  • Andrew Cohen
  • Dr. Larry Culliford
  • Murry Hope
  • Dr. David Peat
  • Wolfgang Schad
  • Dr. Helen Sills
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2003

The Nature of Space, Inner and Outer

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Chris Bache
  • Prof. Bernard Carr
  • Prof. Keith Critchlow
  • Paul Wertheim
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2002 

The Nature of Space, Inner and Outer

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Chris Bache
  • Prof. Bernard Carr
  • Prof. Keith Critchlow
  • Paul Wertheim
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2001 

Trees of Life: Humanity and the Harmony of Nature

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Professor Huston Smith
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Patrice Bouchardon
  • Dr. Apela Colorado
  • Fred Hageneder
  • Jorg Schauberger
  • Dr Richard Betts
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 2000 

Vision: A New Millennium Demands a New Vision

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Dr. Leonard Shlain
  • Prof. Richard Gregory FRS
  • Dr. Marie Angelo
  • Clive Hicks
  • Jay Ramsay
  • Fred Hageneder
  • Dr Peter Fenwick
  • Thetis Blacker
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1999 

The Science and Symbolism of the Sun

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Peter Bunyard
  • Prof. Bernard Carr
  • Hazel Henderson
  • John Moriarty
  • Prof. Ravi Ravindra
  • Jane Ridder Patrick
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1998 

The Breath of Life

Location: University of Warwick

Speakers
  • Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • James Gregory
  • Peter Glover
  • Dr. Philip Kilner
  • Dr. Joy Manne
  • Jill Purce
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1997 

The Spirit of Science and the Science of the Spirit – 20th Anniversary
Conference

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Derek Bryce-Smith
  • Dr. John Crook
  • Prof. Kurt Dressler
  • Prof. Arthur Ellison
  • Dr. Peter Fenwick
  • Warren Kenton
  • Prof. Ursula King
  • Malcolm Lazarus
  • Dr. Rupert Sheldrake
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1996 

The Nature of Energy: Science and the Subtle

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Dr. Joan Borysenko
  • Paul Devereux
  • Prof. Chris Clarke
  • Peter Harper
  • Mary Ison
  • Fr William Johnston
  • Prof. Ervin Laszlo
  • Dr. Hermann Scheer
  • Gillian Wright
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1995 

The Water of Life

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Prof. Vithold Bakhir
  • Dr. Jacques Benveniste
  • Beata Bishop
  • Alan Hall
  • Dr. Michel Odent
  • Dr. Rowena Pattee Kryder
  • John Wilkes
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1994 

Birth and Rebirth

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Viscountess Bronwen Astor
  • Peter and Bojanka Ganev
  • Pearl Goodwin
  • Dr. Michel Odent
  • Prof. Ravi Ravindra
  • Sir George Trevelyan
  • Dr. Roger Woolger
  • David Lorimer

MYSTICS AND SCIENTISTS 1993 

The Life of the Heart

Location: University of Winchester

Speakers
  • Anne Baring
  • Dr. Larry Dossey
  • Dr. Helen Ford
  • Fr. Matthew Fox
  • Dr.Philip Kilner
  • Satish Kumar
  • Catherine Thom
  • Sir George Trevelyan
  • David Lorimer

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