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Parsons, Denys (1914-)

Parsons, Denys (1914-)

British administrator and documentary film director who for some years was joint honorary secretary of the Society for Psychical Research, London. He was born on March 12, 1914, in London, England. He was educated at Eton, the University of London (B.Sc., 1936), and the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (M.S., A.R.I.C., 1938). He was a research chemist (1939-45); a director of scientific, medical, and industrial films (1945-51); a manager with Applied Physics Group, National Research Development Corporation, London (1952-73); and the head of press and public relations for the British Library, London (1973-80). Parsons published a number of humorous books and guides and edited The Directory of Tunes and Musical Themes (1975). Parsons took special interest in research relating to quantitative evaluation of extrasensory perception, on which he published a number of articles.

Sources:

Parsons, Denys. "Attempts to Detect Clairvoyance and Telepathy with a Mechanical Device." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 48 (1946).

. "Cloud Busting: A Claim Investigated." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 38 (December 1956).

. "Experiments on PK with Inclined Plane and Rotating Cage." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 47 (1945).

. "A Nonexistent Building Located." Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 41 (July 1962).

. "On the Need for Caution in Assessing Mediumistic Material." Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 48 (1949).

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