Arthur Ellison

Arthur Ellison

          AFTER GAINING a first class degree at the University of London, Arthur Ellison worked for some years in industry. From 1958 until 1972 with a period as Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 - he served as Lecturer, and then as Senior Lecturer, at Queen Mary College. Since 1972 he has been Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the City University, London.

Author of much work on his own special subjects, he published in the Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Electronics and Power (1979) a short survey of Recent Developments in Psychical Research. He has contributed some interesting papers to the SPR's publications, and is part-author of two symposia, Psychism and the Unconscious Mind (London, 1968) and Intelligence came First (London, 1975).

His first SPR Presidential Address, 'Mind Belief and Psychical Research' was printed in Proceedings for 1978. His second, delivered at the Royal Society in 1982 celebrates the centenary of the Society by enquiring what we really know after a hundred years of investigation.

Source (with minor modifications): The Society for Psychical Research, 1882-1982: A History by Renée Haynes (1982, Macdonald & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London).



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