A south western seat of learning is, for a change, hosting an event which is more serious than their regular fare.
The University of Bath will host what is billed as Britain’s biggest paranormal conference next week.
Seriously Strange will run from Friday, September 6 to Saturday September 7, looking at issues from ghosts to telepathy.
It features 30 speakers including Bafta-winning screenwriter Stephen Volk, former MP Lembit Opik and poltergeist investigator Guy Lyon Playfair.
More than 200 delegates from all round the country will attend the event, which organisers say will include debates, research and live paranormal experiments.
Organiser Dave Wood said: “This is a huge weekend packed with the weird and the wonderful – everything from poltergeist to vampires, UFOs to telepathy, monsters to shamanism. Subjects are addressed in a serious way by top experts in their fields.”Well, considering their previous efforts have focussed on trying to pretend minimum alcohol pricing is a great idea; producing a hilariously inept website which seeks to undermine e-cigs; coming up with heart attack reductions which don't exist from a hopelessly compromised shill; and pretending pubs haven't been closing since the smoking ban, this event could be their most believable to date.
It's a step in the right direction, I s'pose.