Mayne, Alan James (1927-)

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Mayne, Alan James (1927-)

British researcher and consultant. He was born November 29, 1927, at Cambridge, England, and studied at Oxford University (B.A., 1949; B.S., 1951; M.A., 1953). He held a variety of positions in industry, including work as scientific officer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (1951-56); research statistician and consultant with A. C. Nielsen Co., Oxford (1956-59); and research fellow with Electronic Computing Laboratory, University of Leeds (1960-61). He edited The Scientist Speculates, an anthology, and wrote articles on mathematical statistics and operational research.

Mayne also studied parapsychological phenomena and published contributions in the Journal of the British Society of Dowsers. He acted as director of research for the Society of Metaphysicians (Archer's Court, Hastings, Sussex, England) and was president of the Institute of Parascience (Spryton, Lifton, Devon, England) on its foundation in 1971.


Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

Mayne, Alan James. "The Promotion of Research." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 42 (1963).

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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