The Third International Colin Wilson Conference, July 2020

The Third International Colin Wilson Conference will be held in Nottingham on July 3, 4 and 5, 2020.

The event will take place in the George Room of the Mercure Hotel in Nottingham’s Lace Market district:

Here is the expected line-up for the three days:

Friday 3rd.

Colin Wilson & T C Lethbridge: a meeting of minds — Terry Welbourn

Colin Wilson’s Double Brain — Gary Lachman

Existential Realism and the discovery of John Cowper Powys — Chris Thomas

From Existentialism to Enlightenment: Wilson as a transpersonal psychologist — Steve Taylor

Seventeen songs that wouldn’t exist without Colin Wilson — David Power

The World and the Mind: Colin Wilson and consciousness theory in the 21st century — Geoff Ward

Life at Tetherdown — Damon Wilson

Saturday 4th

Dr. Crippen — Lindsay Siviter

Colin Wilson and murder — Dr Vaughan Rapatahana

Colin Wilson, Abraham Maslow and Peak-Experiences — Edward Hoffman Ph. D.

New Existentialism and Exceptional Human Experience — Nicolas Tredell

Sanity, Super Sanity, Madness and the Family — George C Poulos

Meaningful Time: Colin Wilson and Synchronicity — David Moore

Colin Wilson and J B Priestley: Brothers in Time — Anthony Peake

Sunday morning 5th

Colin Wilson and Ironfoot Jack, King of the Bohemians — Colin Stanley

Treasures from the Colin Wilson audio and video archive — Simon Brighton

The cost per full day is £35

(this includes lunch plus mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments)

Sunday morning is £15

but free to those who attend the previous two days

There will be just 70 places for delegates.

Please indicate whether you would like to attend (and on which days) by e-mailing:

You will not be asked to commit fully nor pay for your place until January 2020

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Nottingham University CW Collection, manuscript lists

Access to lists of manuscripts in the Colin Wilson collection housed at the University of Nottingham are available at this link . If you click on the + signs, the subcategorised individual manuscripts will emerge and link to their catalogue records. Although according to my information, the manuscripts themselves “are not available in electronic form and therefore the catalogue link does not get any closer to the manuscript than the description provided by the catalogue record. Readers are most welcome to come and see the manuscripts in the Reading Room, or to request a copy. To enquire about a manuscript, please quote the Document Reference number (or Identifier as it is called in NUsearch).

“There is a distinction between the Colin Wilson Collection (mostly books and articles) and the Colin Wilson Archive (manuscripts, letters, journals etc)”

More information about the collection can be found here, and the Universtity will be hosting a second Wilson conference on July 6th.