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gordonrutter

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Ok folks - there are various fortean or looslely related groups out there, and I have said I would attempt to make a list of them so here is my request for information.

If you know of a group can you let me know about it - it's name, what it's interests are, when meetings take place and it's location, and any web presence. I'll then pull all of the information together and put it in one post and I'll also put it together on a web page.

The idea is to build up a directory of groups so we can all see what is happening where - then if we're visiting a new area or moving we can check what's up.

[Emp edit: OK Gordon has been kind enough to let me edit his post to throw in more information (so that people won't have to sift through this thread looking for the right one) and I'll also include links to discussion on proposed groups (in case you feel inspired by all this activity to start forming your own groups.]

The more contributions we have the more useful this list will be

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Groups:

Edinburgh Fortean Society
General Forteana
Meets 2nd Thursday of every month at the Canon's Gait pub, Edinburgh
http://edfort.cjb.net
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15260

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Glasgow Fortean Society:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10009

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Dublin Fortean Society:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13580

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Isle of Wight Fortean Society
Forteana
Meet at Ottakar's Bookshop, 118 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1TP
http://www.frogboy.freeuk.com/iwfs1.html
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16674

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SELFS
Forteana, Folklore & Paganism.
Every 2nd Monday at The Mitre Tavern, Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10.
http://www.selfs.co.uk
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15263

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London Earth Mysteries Circle
Earth Mysteries / Paganism: Fortnightly on Tuesdays at The Diorama Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1
http://www.lemc.ic24.net/

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Magonia Readers Group
Magonia/Ufology gossip. Every first Sunday of the month at the Railway Tavern, Putney High Street, London SW15
http://www.magonia.demon.co.uk/history.html

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Skeptics in the Pub
Self-explanatory skeptical group. Once a month at The Old Kings Head, Kings Head Yard, 45 Borough High Street, London SE1
http://www.skeptic.org.uk/pub/index.html

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Strange Phenomena Investigations (SPI)
Credophile Forteana: One Saturday a month at The Sols Arms Public House, 65 – 68 Hampstead Road, London, NW1
http://www.apra.org.uk/spi_london.htm

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W Yorks Earth Mysteries:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14137

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British Psychic and Occult Society:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12692

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Yorkshire Robin Hood Society:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13593

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Basingstoke Paranormal Research Fellowship
An affiliate of the Leeds Paranormal Research Fellowship, mentioned on the board as the Southern England Ghsot Group at http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17483, for details contact [email protected]

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The Derby Paranormal Research Fellowship
An Affiliated Part of the Leeds Founder Fellowship Core Group & Network.
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17719

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Proposed:

NW Fort Society:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17317

Brighton/Hove (pos. SE?):
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17271

Bristol:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13669

Southern US:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14313

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Seeking like minded Forteans

A more general set of threads for people looking too see if there are other Forteans in their area - perhaps one day they too could form their own societies ;)

Wiltshire

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See also:

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9258

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Many thanks

Gordon
 

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The more contributions we have the more useful this list will be

Many thanks

Gordon


Gordon, old fruit, welcome back, how was Renne?

Ok, here's my group:

SELFS: Forteana, Folklore & Paganism. Every 2nd Monday at The 48 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL. <http://www.selfs.org.uk>

For London, there's also:

London Earth Mysteries Circle: Earth Mysteries / Paganism: Fortnightly on Tuesdays at The Diorama Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 <http://www.lemc.ic24.net/>

Magonia Readers Group: Magonia/Ufology gossip. Every first Sunday of the month at the Railway Tavern, Putney High Street, London SW15
<http://www.magonia.demon.co.uk/history.html>

Skeptics in the Pub: Self-explanatory skeptical group. Once a month at The Old Kings Head, Kings Head Yard, 45 Borough High Street, London SE1 <http://www.skeptic.org.uk/pub/index.html

Strange Phenomena Investigations (SPI): Credophile Forteana: One Saturday a month at The Sols Arms Public House, 65 – 68 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 <http://www.apra.org.uk/spi_london.htm>

Clare's mum sent me a clipping about the brand new Isle of Wight Fortean Society. Formed last Saturday, no less:

Isle of Wight Fortean Society: Forteana: Meet at Ottakar's Bookshop, 118 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1TP <http://www.frogboy.freeuk.com/iwfs1.html>
 
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OK I've spoken to Gordon and he is OK with letting me edit his first post. Hopefully we can keep an updated list in that first post so people don't have to dig through this thread, the forum, etc., etc.

If you want to add/edit any details then throw them in here and we'll add it to the list.
 

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Hi

SELFS has moved one minute up the road to the upstairs room of The Spanish Galleon, 48 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BL.

A map can be found
here

We shall be keeping the same dates for meetings, so from 11th October, with Kathleen Blackmore’s talk on ‘Urban Witchcraft and Witch Trails”, we shall be at the Spanish Galleon.

Thanks
 

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I suppose I could put in another link to The ACT Association for the Analysis of Anomalous Arcana.

Current membership: A local (me), a Londoner, and a Scot. (OK, Niles isn't really Scottish, but he lives there. Anyway, I wanted to evoke the rhythm of a joke: "An Australian, a Cockney, and a Scot walk into a bar...")

Desperately in need of more local members (IE in the ACT region, although visitors are always welcome, and it's not that far from Sydney for one night a month, is it?)
 

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I'd like to add a quick plug for ASSAP, the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena; heres the website: http://www.assap.org

- of course, Forteana is amongst our remit! :)
 

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Hi all would like to add to the list.
Twilightworlds Paranormal Research Society Meet every Wednesday in South Shields at Rosie Malones up stairs 7.30pm.
 

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ufonerd said:
Hi all would like to add to the list.
Twilightworlds Paranormal Research Society Meet every Wednesday in South Shields at Rosie Malones up stairs 7.30pm.
Twilightworlds has moved from Roise Malones to The Almhouse South Shields in the cellar bar. Still on Wednesday still 7.30pm meet.
 
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Local Groups

Is there a comprehensive list of local UK Foratean/paranormal groups anywhere? I have spent ages searching but not found anything that seems to be up to date.

My interests in Fortean matters are wide; afterlife, ufos, Earth mysteries, alternative science, etc.

I'm looking particularly for groups or individuals in Norfolk and Berkshire.

Thanks.

BBrain
 

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Oh! I thought he looked familiar! :)
I hasten to add I did not put that photo up myself! And I have seen some of the other photos Tribble has of me and I can vouch for the fact that he is not lying when he says that is not the worst!
EdFort - bringing you the weird and the wonderful since 1999!
 
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I hasten to add I did not put that photo up myself! And I have seen some of the other photos Tribble has of me and I can vouch for the fact that he is not lying when he says that is not the worst!
EdFort - bringing you the weird and the wonderful since 1999!
Following edfort now.

Yeah, you're even more frightening in the flesh!
 
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I hasten to add I did not put that photo up myself! And I have seen some of the other photos Tribble has of me and I can vouch for the fact that he is not lying when he says that is not the worst!
Well that's the trouble with Tribble..
 
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