Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology and has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal. He is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British Media and his research has been featured on over 150 programmes. He is regularly heard on Radio 4 and featured articles about his work have appeared throughout the national press.
This Saturday is National Libraries Day, an annual celebration that aims to highlight the importance of libraries. To inspire you to visit your local library this weekend, we’ve collected quotes from some of our favourite writers on why they deserve your support.
"Ever since I was a kid I was interested in magic and puzzles. I used to go to my local library and look through the books they had on conjuring, and the paranormal section just happened to be on the next shelf. I started to read the books on Bigfoot, ESP, reincarnation etc., and found it al...
@edskeptics @QEDcon every shirt I have is, from my perspective, non iron.
by @RichardWiseman - 22 hours ago
@edskeptics @QEDcon ha. In Edinburgh they have 4 for £100. Have I mentioned this?
by @RichardWiseman - 23 hours ago
Phenomenal. Gets started half way through. https://t.co/Tr6LQIMBIr
by @RichardWiseman - 2 days ago
@DrMel_T I just made it up!
by @RichardWiseman - 3 days ago
@rebeccawatson you are in the minority. 476 retweets already. People love it.
Just launched the latest Quirkology video - The Magic Cards - can you figure it out? https://youtu.b...
by @216389545522 - 3 months ago
On Thursday I am in London talking about how to get the best nights sleep you have ever had and what...
by @216389545522 - 4 months ago
I have just started previewing a new show in Edinburgh - it is called The Walter Scott Seance, and i...
We have just released a new Quirkology illusion video! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Mysteri...
by @216389545522 - 5 months ago
I will be giving 2 talks in London soon! One on the science of magic and illusion, and one on the ps...
by @216389545522 - 6 months ago
The Twilight Zone and Quirkology! - 3 months ago
Two quick pieces of news. First, I am delighted to say that I am the magic consultant on the new stage version of The Twilight Zone, which will begin life in London in December. Details here. Second, I have just created a new Quirkology video. It is called The Magic Cards – see if you […]
Walter Scott Seances – Tickets on sale now! - 4 months ago
The next preview performances of The Walter Scott Seance will take place on Sunday 2nd July and Sunday 16th July at 1.30pm and 3.00 pm each day. Tickets are available now, but hurry because the last shows sold out in 10 minutes. This is a fun history, mystery and magic show that takes place in […]
On the direction of brains - 4 months ago
A few months ago I was chatting with my old pal, and top neuroscientist, Adrian Owen. Adrian and I went to University together many years ago. I don’t want to say how long ago it was, but suffice to say that Charles Darwin was Head of Department. Anyway, I digress. Adrian and I were chatting […]
The Walter Scott Seance – Tickets available now! - 5 months ago
Tickets for the preview shows of The Walter Scott Seance are available now. But hurry, there are only a small number of seats for each show. This is a fun history, mystery and magic show that takes place in Edinburgh’s gorgeous Signet Library. Guests are shown to a secret chamber that’s rarely open to the […]
The Walter Scott Seance - 5 months ago
Hi there! Just a quick note to say that I will be previewing a new Edinburgh attraction in June! It’s called The Walter Scott Seance, and will take place at the historic and gorgeous Signet Library in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. For each performance a small number of guests will be invited to The Signet Library […]
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