Life After Death in the Express

Major UK Newspaper Interviews Dr Leo Ruickbie About His Bigelow Contest Win With the headline ‘It’s the real million-dollar question: Is there life after death?‘, the Daily Express devoted a double-page spread to my contest-winning essay on life after death. Journalist Jane Warren chose to feature my favourite case from my essay ‘The Ghost in…

Canberra Times Ponders Life After Death

Bigelow Contest Features in Australian Newspaper The Canberra Times has published an article by Jane Goodall on the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies essay contest on the best evidence for life after death. Launched last year, the contest drew 1,300 hopefuls to apply to take part, with just one in six passing the rigorous requirements….

Bigelow Contest Awards in Las Vegas

Winners and runners-up in the Bigelow Essay Contest gathered in Las Vegas for an award ceremony at Bigelow Aerospace. Robert Bigelow, the founder of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS), and Colm Kelleher, its Director, handed out prizes totalling $1.8 million in front of a large audience on Saturday, 4 December 2021. Dr Jeffrey…

Bigelow Contest Winners Announced

The Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies has announced the prize winners for its contest to find the best evidence for life after death. And three people have found it. I had known for five days that I would get a phone call on Monday the 1st of November, the day of the announcement – five…

Interview with Robert Bigelow

US Billionaire puts up $1.5 million in prize money for the best essay on ‘life after death’ It had been snowing in Las Vegas – something so rare that people were taking photographs of it – and Robert Bigelow had been delayed by the weather. John Waite’s 1984 No. 1 hit ‘Missing You’ played over…

26 Reasons Why the Evidence Has Been Ignored or Rejected

The Magazine of the Society for Psychical Research, 1 (2021) The global pandemic has re-focused attention on the ultimate questions. The new year has crept slowly out of its hole, only to be greeted with more of the same. A raven has forsaken the Tower of London prompting suspicions that the old prophecy is fulfilling…

About

Specialist in Controversial Beliefs and Experiences ‘A person of great intellectual ability and enterprise.’ – Prof. John Poynton, OMS Writer, Editor, Social Scientist Dr Leo Ruickbie, FRHistS, FRAI, PhD (Lond), MA, BA (Hons), Associate of King’s College London, is a Visiting Fellow in Psychology at the University of Northampton, where he is a member of…