Featured Zoom Lectures

Empire of Booze – Henry Jeffreys by Zoom

Join award-winning drinks writer Henry Jeffreys for a journey through history and alcohol.

Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell’s Darkplaces – Zoom lecture

Join Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell as they talk about their favourite ghost stories and tales of the weird and eerie.

How To Love Animals – Henry Mance by zoom

Many of us consider ourselves animal-lovers, so why is our society bad at making life better for animals?

Hedgehogs by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

He has been involved in hedgehog research ever since and will describe aspects of its natural history

Extreme Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

This talk will focus on two of the most challenging and intriguing aspects of taxidermy.

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

Upcoming Zoom Lectures

The Tarot of Leonora Carrington – Teresa Arcq

The recent discovery of a suite of tarot designs she created for the Major Arcana was a revelation for scholars and fans of Carrington alike

Animal Transformations: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares – Professor Larrington

Join Professor Carolyne Larrington on an exploration of the strange folkloric world of animal transformations / Zoom lecture

Curious Coffins and Haunted Dolls by Dr Louise Fenton – Zoom Lecture

Louise Fenton’s lecture will explore two collections of mysterious dolls within the city of Edinburgh

Every Day is Halloween with Lisa Morton on Zoom

Join author and screenwriter Lisa Morton on Halloween's explosive growth - it's all about canny retailing, uncanny art, and what scares us

Witch Hunting in England and America, 1645–52 by Professor Malcolm Gaskill

Just in time for Halloween, Professor Malcolm Gaskill shines a light on a decade rife with self-professed witchfinders in England and abroad

Cruel Intentions: Haunted Food & Doomed Relationships in Gothic Literature – Alessandra Pino – Zoom

Alessandra Pino will dissect how food and consumption symbolise more than just sustenance in Gothic literature / Zoom lecture

CABARETS OF DEATH – Zoom Lecture from Joanna Ebenstein

CABARETS OF DEATH - Playing with Death and the Afterlife in Popular Amusements A Live, Illustrated Zoom Talk with historian Joanna Ebenstein

Summoning the Spirits – Online Seance with Medium Patti Negri

Join psychic medium Patti Negri for an intimate online seance where each participant will have the chance to summon a specific spirit

The History of Halloween with Professor Ronald Hutton on Zoom

Explore the history of Halloween—from its murky pagan past and supernatural associations—with Professor Ronald Hutton on Zoom

M.r. James Fireside Ghost Stories with Robert Lloyd Parry, Live on Zoom

Join acclaimed performer Robert Lloyd Parry as he brings to life the beloved ghost stories of M.R. James

The Magical Mind of Ithell Colquhoun, Surrealist & Occultist – Dr. Amy Hale – Zoom Talk

Lecture on one of the most interesting, dynamic, and theoretically sophisticated women Surrealists & Occultists by Dr.Amy Hale

Irish Fairy Tales – The Further Adventures of Paddy O’Dwire – Viktor Wynd

Irish Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

The Cult of Mithras – David Walsh – Zoom lecture

The cult of Mithras was an esoteric religion that existed in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th centuries CE

Welsh Witches – A Lecture by Richard Suggett on Zoom

Can't wait till next Halloween? Join Richard Suggett for a fascinating look at the people and places associated with witchcraft in Wales

Grimoires & Magical Books – Owen Davies

Owen Davies illuminates the many fascinating forms these recondite books have taken and exactly what these books held. Zoom Lecture

Medieval Monsters, and the Problem of Evil – Dr Stephen Asma

In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy

Mabinogi – the Hanging of a Mouse – Welsh Stories – Hugh Lupton

One of the central concerns of the Mabinogi is the uneasy relationship between this world and Annwn, the Otherworld, performed over zoom

Tattoo: An Art History – Dr Matt Lodder – Zoom lecture

Lodder reveals how tastes and technologies have affected the type of images being tattooed; how innovations in both style and method percola

Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft – B Hoggard

Zoom lecture to learn about the material evidence of witchcraft beliefs which have been discovered in the fabric of building throughout the

Dorothea Tanning – Illustrated Zoom Talk by Alyce Mahon

Join Professor Alyce Mahon for a lecture on Dorothea Tanning

The Flying House of Loreto – Dame Marina Warner

The story of this holy house and its ‘wondrous flittings’ in relation to ideas about losing home and remaking it, exile & settlement

Village Witchcraft & Magic – Professor Ronald Hutton

Prof. Ronald Hutton will reveal a complex and fascinating world rich in magical tradition, in which cunning folk and charmers flourished

Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell’s Darkplaces – Zoom lecture

Join Matthew Holness and Edward Parnell as they talk about their favourite ghost stories and tales of the weird and eerie.

Arthurian Legend – Elizabeth Archibald – Zoom lecture

For more than a thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have been retold across Europe

The Ravenmaster – The Corvids of The Tower of London – Chris Skaife – Zoom

The first intimate behind-the-scenes account of life with the ravens of the Tower, the Ravenmaster himself shares the folklore and history

Children of the Night: The History of the Wolf in Britain – Derek Gow/ Zoom

The wolf’s strange imaginative hold over us is reflected in the wealth of spurious falsehoods that persisted about it long after the species

The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour / Zoom lecture

Explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour

Treasures from The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic with Simon Costin – Zoom

Simon Costin, live from the museum in Cornwall where he will show and discuss some of his favourite treasures from the collection

Vodún Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power – Timothy R. Landry by Zoom

Timothy R. Landry examines the connections between local Vodún priests and spiritual seekers who travel to Bénin

Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom

Welsh Fairy Tales featuring real fairies, myths and monsters from traditional storyteller Viktor Wynd

The Natural History of Ghosts: A Lecture by Roger Clarke

Why do we need ghosts? How many kinds of ghost are there? What are they? And where are they? Join film-writer Roger Clarke to find out.

Scientific Monsters: Natural History, Teratology & Extraordinary – Dr Stephen Asma

In this lecture Dr. Asma will explore some of the dominant types of monsters in ancient Western literature, natural history, and philosophy

Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society – Gary Lachman – Zoom Lecture

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 1 of 3 is Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society

The Cornish Gothic: Haunted Cornwall in Victorian Literature – Joan Passey

This talk asks why Cornwall was such a fertile site for the Gothic imagination at this time, and why a Gothic Cornwall - Zoom Lecture

The Making of a Messiah: Beginner’s Guide to Isidore Issou – Andrew Hussey

Join Andrew Hussey for a zoom ecture on Isidore Isou

Beau Dick and the Ceremonial Art of Potlatch with John Cussans

Join artist and educator John Cussans to learn about Beau Dick, the influential Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation Artist and Activist

Clay, Folklore, and Landscape in Cornwall’s Clay Country with Zenna Tagney / Zoom

Tagney will tease out some of the interwoven threads of place and story, landscape and culture in this Zoom Lecture

New Orleans Voodoo, A fully illustrated lecture by Dr Louise Fenton

In this lecture Dr Louise Fenton will take you on a journey through the history of Voodoo

Kate MccGwire’s Marvellous Menagerie by Dr Catriona McAra – Zoom Lecture

Kate MccGwire is joined by Catriona McAra to explore the themes of the feminine grotesque that have come to characterize MccGwire's work

Metaphysical Michael Jackson – Shannon Taggart – Zoom lecture

This illustrated presentation will consider Michael Jackson’s curious dead/alive status and explore him as the ultimate liminal figure

Surreal Things – Surrealism and Design – Ghislaine Wood – Zoom

Ghislaine Wood will discuss her influential 2007 exhibition at The V&A

Empire of Booze – Henry Jeffreys by Zoom

Join award-winning drinks writer Henry Jeffreys for a journey through history and alcohol.

Folklore and Strange Tales of Cornwall’s Seas – Joan Passey

‘Let us catch the sea-wolves falling on their prey’: Folklore and Strange Tales of Cornwall’s Seas - Zoom Lecture

Tales From The Arabian Nights by Viktor Wynd for Valentine’s Day by Zoom

This Valentines let Viktor Wynd share a nightcap with you, tuck you into bed and tell you Erotic Tales of Wonder & Magic

Extreme Taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

This talk will focus on two of the most challenging and intriguing aspects of taxidermy.

Malice in Wonderland – Hugo Vickers Zoom Lecture

In this talk, Malice in Wonderland, Vickers shares excerpts from his personal diaries kept during this period

Eroticism and Surrealist Sewing Machines by Dr Abigail Susik – Zoom

Surrealist sewing machines and the surrealist movement’s interest in female masturbation as a form of social-sexual resistance

How To Love Animals – Henry Mance by zoom

Many of us consider ourselves animal-lovers, so why is our society bad at making life better for animals?

Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Magician in the World – Gary Lachman – Zoom

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 2 of 3 is Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Magician in the World

Hedgehogs by Dr. Pat Morris, Live on Zoom

He has been involved in hedgehog research ever since and will describe aspects of its natural history

The Future of Psychedelic Spirituality by Rick Strassman on Zoom

He will discuss the prophetic model, its relevance to the psychedelic state, and advantages over the mystical unitive approach.

C.G. Jung, Lord of the Underworld – Gary Lachman – Zoom

A Short History of Modern Occultism in Three Lectures - Lecture 3 of 3 is C.G. Jung, Lord of the Underworld

Past Lectures

Summoning the Spirits – Online Seance with Medium Patti Negri

Join psychic medium Patti Negri for an intimate online seance where each participant will have the chance to summon a specific spirit

Summoning the Spirits – Online Seance with Medium Patti Negri

Join psychic medium Patti Negri for an intimate online seance where each participant will have the chance to summon a specific spirit

Summoning the Spirits – Online Seance with Medium Patti Negri

Join psychic medium Patti Negri for an intimate online seance where each participant will have the chance to summon a specific spirit