SIS Meetings and Conferences

The Society has hosted many talks and conference over the years. Select Talks or Conferences below, and click the title for more details.
  • 17 Sep 2016
    • 11:40 Peter Mungo Jupp: "Diamonds Aren't Forever?"
    • 12.00 Peter Mungo Jupp: "Can Kangaroos Swim?"
    • 13.30 Wal Thornhill: "The Elegant Simplicity of the Electric Universe"
  • 23 Apr 2016
    • 1:30 Wayne Burn: "The Saturn Hypothesis"
    • 2.45 Video: "On the Origins of Icons from Antiquity"
  • 19 Sep 2015
    • 11:00 Mark Bailey: "Recent Developments in our Understanding of Comets"    
    • 1:30: Robert Feather: "Where Moses Stood"
    • 2:45: Tony Haynes and Peter Fairlie-Clarke: "Worlds in Collision, the Exodus Event"
  • 25 Apr 2015
    • Bob Johnson: 'The Variability of the Sun and the Effects on Earth'
    • Piers Corbyn : 'Where is the weather going ? What does and does not cause climate change?'
  • 25 Oct 2014
    • Daphne Chappell: ‘The Secrets of Biblical Dating’
    • Don Mills: ‘Amalek in Arabia and Egypt’
    • Bob Johnson: 'The Nature of the Sun Reconsidered'
  • 20 May 2014
    • Henry Zemel: A Tabula Rasa approach to Ancient Near Eastern History
    • Barry Curnock: The Architecture of the Serapaeum
  • 7 Sep 2013
    • Trevor Palmer: Introduction
    • David Roth: The Mysterious 'Shamir'
    • Dwardu Cardona: The Proto-Saturnian System's Linear Alignment (Delivered by Wal Thornhill)
    • Barry Curnock: Peter Warlow's 'Tippe-Top' Theory
    • Emmet Sweeney: Scythians and Sumerians
    • Wal Thornhill: David and the Polar Configuration
  • 11 May 2013
    • Prof Mike Baillie: New Musings on Evidence for Extra-terrestrial Impacts
    • Barry Curnock: One Dozen Hittite Anomalies
  • 15 Sep 2012
    • Barry Curnock: two major tests of the Chronology
    • Trevor Palmer: the predictions made by Velikovsky
    • Daphne Chappell: the assumptions and methodology use by revisionists
  • 5 May 2012
    • Tony Haynes: Energy Innovations
    • Robert M. Porter: Shortening the Late Third Intermediate Period in Egypt
  • 3 Sep 2011
    • Laurence Dixon,  'When and Why Europeans Changed the Calendar Between Tiberius and Bede
    • Frank Wallace, 'An Alternative Broad-brushed Outline of Human History'
    • Bob Johnson, ''Evidence for the Anisotropy of the Speed of Light' 

  • 16 Apr 2011

    Barry Curnock gave two audio/visual presentations:

    • 'The Archaeology of Alalakh - A Load of Bull?
    • 'The Length of the Year in the Second Millennium BC'
  • 10 Jul 2010
    • Wallace Thornhill  - 'Exploring the Electric Universe' (with an additional presentation by him on behalf of Dr C. J. Ransom). 
  • 1 May 2010

    On the occasion of it being 60 years since the publication of Immanuel Velikovsky's  Worlds in Collision, the Members afternoon Lecture Meeting's mainly concerned itself with the SIS and Velikovsky.

    • Brian Moore: 'The Defence of Heretics: The Origins of the SIS'
    • Emmet J. Sweeney:  'Hatshepsut: "Queen of the South'  (A talk rebutting John Bimson's arguments in C&C Review Vol. VIII, 1986 against Velikovsky's seminal identification of the Queen of Sheba with Hatshepsut)
  • 19 Sep 2009

    David Rohl - 'Testing Time -the New Chronology in 2009'. A morning and afternoon presentation of three lectures by the author of A Test of Time, Legend, and several other books concerned with the revision of the chronology of ancient Egypt and surrounding nations. Full report in C&C Review 2010.

    • Lecture 1 - 'Conundrums of the Pharaohs: reasons why the orthodox chronology is wrong'.
    • Lecture 2 - 'Legendary Kings and Chronicles: the United Monarchy in the New Chronology'.
    • Lecture 3 - 'The Israelites in Egypt: evidence for the Sojourn, Exodus and Conquest'.
  • 25 Apr 2009
    •  Mark Bailey - 'The Origin of Comets: New Results and Implications for Time-Variability of the Interplanetary Complex'
    •  Peter Warlow - 'Global Warming Nonsense'
  • 20 Sep 2008
    • Steve Mitchell - 'Dark Earth: A Metaphor for the Dark-Ages of the First Millennium AD?' 
    • Barry Curnock - 'Jeremiah and His Time' (a talk bearing, in particular, on Egypt at the time of the prophet Jeremiah)
    • Patrick McCafferty - 'Tall Tails: Comets in Irish Mythology' (with a section on 'red rain'). Patrick McCafferty is co-author with Professor Mike Baillie of The Celtic Gods: Comets in Irish Mythology.
  • 26 Apr 2008
    • Barry Curnock - A Unified Hittite History
    • Dr Bernard Newgrosh - The Key to Ancient Chronology: Kingship and the Assyrian King List
  • 20 Oct 2006
    • Laurence Dixon - Plasma Events in the Solar System in the 20th Century
    • Robert Porter - Radiocarbon Dates for Thera
    • John Bimson- Possible Dates for the Exodus

    Held at The Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey. Members Autumn Meeting

  • 20 May 2005
  • 24 Sep 2004
    • Mike Baille
    • Steve Mitchell
    • Trevor Palmer
  • 23 Apr 2004
    • Han Kloosterman - The Tippe-Top Earth and Apparent Geomagnetic Reversals: proofs from geology and mythology
    • Trevor Palmer - Perilous Planet Earth (A talk based on the book of the same name)
  • 17 Oct 2003
    • Dr Mark Gillings and Dr Joshua Pollard (University of Leicester) - A joint lecture on their field work at Avebury and  the wider Avebury landscape
    • Len Saunders - Hitherto Unrecognised Excavation Data Solves Enigma of Stonehenge.
  • 22 Mar 2003
    • Robert Feather (author of The Copper Scroll) - 'Pharaoh's Holy Treasure'. Illustrated with slides, the talk includes new material and centres on Akhenaten and the famous Copper Scroll
    • Robert Feather - Part II of the above talk.
  • 12 Oct 2001
    • Steve Mitchell - 'Egyptian Hieroglyphs - A Chinese Puzzle?'  Presenting evidence to show that Egyptian hieroglyphs occured in early Chinese writing and asking how and when this could have occurred. 
    • David Eccott will speak on 'Pre-Columbian Trans-oceanic Contact'. 
    • Nesta Caiger - 'Valley of Colours'.
  • 4 May 2001
    • David Rohl - 'The Followers of Horus' Implications for contact between Egypt and Mesopotamia'. 
  • 20 Oct 2000
    • Halton C Arp: 'Observational Cosmology Impacts Modern Physics'
    • Wal Thornhill: on an 'Electric Universe'