The Suffolk Psychogeophysics Summit 28th August to 3rd September 2011

The Suffolk Psychogeophysics Summit presented an intense week-long series of interventions, field trips, open workshops and evening discussions led by international artists and researchers exploring the Suffolk countryside through the interdisciplinary lens of psychogeophysics, defined as the combining of psychogeographic techniques (methods of wandering) with the study of geophysical traces (geophysical archaeology, the revealing of place).

Open events within the week included practical workshops in building simple geophysical measurement devices from recycled materials, the construction of “ghost” detectors tested on the streets of Ipswich and experiments within high voltage photography of rocks and minerals. Fieldtrips built on discussions and techniques established during these workshops, undertaking studies at specific Suffolk locations of interest (such as Rendlesham forest, Bawdsey Manor, Orford Ness); the measurement and mapping of qualitative psychic, physical and geophysical data.

free public workshops

at CSV Ipswich - places are limited to 12 ppl for each workshop - to book contact

Kirlian geological photography - workshop Tuesday 30th August 4-9pm

ghost detector - workshop Wednesday 31st August 1-6pm



Sunday 28th August : Arrival and setup.

Monday 29th August : Visit to radar at Bawdsey Manor. Seaside barbeque of foraged/caught vegetation/fish.

Tuesday 30th August : Rendlesham UFO Field Trip. Collect materials for Kirlian Workshop. 4pm - 9pm Kirlian Geological Photography Workshop at CSV.

Wednesday 31st August : 1pm – 6pm Ghost Detectors Workshop at CSV.

Thursday 1st September : Grimes Graves (Thetford,. Red Barn Murders (Polstead), Green Children (Woolpit) & Gallows Hill (???) Afternoon Field Trip.

Friday 2nd September : Orford Ness Atomic Bomb Field Trip (tue to fri open boats between 10 and 2 only). Seaside barbeque of foraged/caught vegetation/fish.

Saturday 3rd September : Evening event at CSV.

Sunday 4th September : Take down and departure.



images, audio and video



1] Suffolk Record Office -

2] Archival Sound Recordings - George Ewart Evans Collection. The recordings document rural life and agricultural work in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, folk beliefs about animals, medicine and witchcraft, folk and popular songs. there is a talk about George Ewart Evans on 8th September in Ipswich.

3] Folklore, Myths and Legends of Great Britain - Readers Digest

4] East Anglia. Walking the ley lines and ancient tracks. - Shirely Toulson 1979, Wildwood House Limited

5] (from Wilfried)

6] Cobra Mist:

7] Orford Ness:

potential sites


Suffolk Coast

West Suffolk

South & Heart of Suffolk

Needham Lake

Needham Market Needham Market was isolated due to the plague and a chain was erected at both ends of the town, hence the names still in use,'Chainhouse' at the south end and 'Chainbridge' at the north. The chains would not have been an effective physical barrier so they must have acted as a psychological deterrent. - - - - - The scientist, Joseph Priestly, was minister from 1755 to 1758. He discovered oxygen and worked on the nature of gases, inventing soda water.

Stowmarket The poet John Milton made regular visits to the town as his tutor, Dr Thomas Young, became vicar of Stowmarket in 1628.

The Green Children of Woolpit

Roman Settlement in Baylham

Shrubland Hall


Borley Rectory (just on border with Essex nr. Sudbury)

The Sunrise Coast

Black Shuck sites in Bungay and Blythborough

The Suffolk Psychogeophysics Summit is supported by Arts Council England and CSV Ipswich.

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