Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.

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10th Anniversary of the Sheldrake-Wolpert Genome Wager

In 2009 Professor Lewis Wolpert bet Dr Sheldrake that: "By 1 May 2029, given the genome of a fertilised egg of an animal or plant, we will be able to predict in at least one case all the details of the organism that develops from it, including any abnormalities.”

At the half-way point, with a case of fine port at stake, Rupert is confident. “It’s increasingly likely that Wolpert’s bet will fail. Heredity is not only the result of genes, but also of the effects of parents’ adaptations, inherited epigenetically. These differences are not predictable on the basis of the genome alone.”

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Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Out now in the UK: Rupert's new book - a sequel to Science and Spiritual Practices. Order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, or Hive.

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Animal Powers

In the late 1980s and early 1990s I explored a variety of experimental approaches for the investigation of unexplained phenomena that might help to enlarge our scientific view of the world.

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Online Staring Experiment

Take five minutes to make a difference as a Citizen Scientist. Sign up, invite your friends, do science!

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TED "Bans" the Science Delusion

On January 12th, 2013, Rupert gave a talk entitled The Science Delusion at TEDxWhitechapel.

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Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work

Sheldrake talks with Brian Rose on London Real; March, 2019

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Sacred Song, and Where to Find it

Rupert reports on an online guide to choral evensong. Published in Resurgence & Ecologist, Jan/Feb 2016.

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Podcasts and Streaming Audio

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Church Times Interview

"If you want to learn meditation, you can learn it online or go on courses; but if you want to learn how to pray, it’s much harder." Church Times, 23 February 2018, by Terence Handley MacMath.

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Latest Scientific Paper PDF

Determinants of Faraday Wave-Patterns in Water Samples Oscillated Vertically at a Range of Frequencies from 50-200 Hz. Published in Water (2017) Vol 9, by Merlin Sheldrake & Rupert Sheldrake.

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Upcoming Events

UK Sermon:
On the Holy Trinity

June 16
Trinity Sunday
In the Eucharist service, 10.30 am

St Thomas’ Church
Finsbury Park
London N$ 2QP

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UK Conversation:
About psychedelics, with Robin Carhart-Harris and Stephen Reid

June 26
7.00-10.00 pm

Stoke Newington Road
London, N16 8BH

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