Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

Does Consciousness Exist Beyond the Brain?

Renowned Neuropsychiatrist, Peter Fenwick, challenges conventional brain science through exploring the relationship between consciousness and near-death experiences.

Is consciousness primary? Does it exist independent of the minds that experience it? Or is matter primary, and consciousness just a random phenomenon emerging from it? Dr. Peter Fenwick, a leading neuropsychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, pursues his exploration of the mystifying reaches of consciousness in coronary care units where patients' hearts and brains stop...and then restart. The near-death experiences recounted by these patients suggest that consciousness does indeed exist outside of our bodies upon death. Though anecdotal evidence is widespread and quite persuasive on its own merits, Fenwick and colleagues are attempting to document the phenomenon scientifically. Their potential success would revolutionize popular and materialistic notions of consciousness and advance this long-mired debate over the nature and location of consciousness.

In this Voices talk, Fenwick will defy the barriers of conventional thinking and draw participants into the mysterious, uncharted territory between science and spirituality.


Dr Peter Fenwick | talks | www


Date and Time:

2 June 2005 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Voices from the Edge
13 Windsor Street
N1 8QG
0207 288 7000

More at Voices from the Edge...




Available from:

The Window
13 Windsor Street
Islington N1 8QG

Additional Information:

wheelchair access

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund