talks & lectures
"Intelligent, funny, and totally entertaining!" Cardiff Skeptics
"One of the best received shows we've put on... I can't recommend [it] highly enough" Lincoln Skeptics
Ash Pryce has over a decades experience in talking about all things spooky. Aside from the two main lectures below, he is also able to provide talks on ghosts of Edinburgh, and the origins of Spiritualism focusing on the Fox Sisters themselves. Fun, interactive, and constant sell outs, these talks are more performance-lectures than anything else - perfectly fusing education and entertainment.
Learn about the things that go bump! in the night
Available for universities, schools, community groups, and more
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan, as Snake Oil Salesman Ash Pryce demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery. See with amazement the telekinetic forces at work as you learn how to move objects with your mind, psychically manipulate your finest silverware and read the minds of your peers.
The interactive performance-lecture will involve demonstrations of telekinesis, metal bending, psychic surgery and remote viewing as well as look at government funded research into psychic phenomena, and the shoddy protocols that allowed “psychics” to beat the legendary Zener card experiments in the 1930s. And if that wasn’t enough, the show will feature performances of mentalism to add an extra layer of entertainment to the proceedings.
Warning to those on the front row… there will be blood!
Hydesville. New York. 1848. The young Fox sisters begin communicating with the spirit of a murdered beggar and spiritualism is born.
This interactive look at a history of talking to the dead will feature an array of magical treats including levitating tables, ectoplasm manifestation and spirit communication.
Part magic show, part comedy, part rational inquiry this fun show has regularly packed venues at Edinburgh Fringes.
Ash Pryce promises Ouija Boards, Spirit Slates, Spirit Communication, Stopped Pulses, Spewing ectoplasm ... and more.
"One of the best received shows we've put on... I can't recommend [it] highly enough" - Lincoln Skeptics
"Intelligent, funny, and totally entertaining!" - Cardiff Skeptics
"A naturally funny guy... I would highly recommend that you see this show, you won’t be disappointed!"
Durham University Psychology Society
"Hilarious throughout... Anyone who sees his show will be amazed" - Lancaster Student Humanist Society
"Engaging, intense and endlessly funny - An artist not to miss!" - Nottingham Atheist, Secular and Humanist Society