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Talk: The Science of Magic Mushrooms with Dr. Sam Gandy
April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFrom £12.88
Psychedelics are having a big moment, with a research renaissance exploring their effects and potential in full swing. Taking centre stage is psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, which have long been used by indigenous communities for purposes of divination and healing.
In this interesting talk, you will learn about how psilocybin imparts its powerful effects on the human psyche. You will also hear how it might treat depression, addiction and other mental health conditions, and potentially lead to the betterment of well people?
Doors open at 7 pm, talk starts at 7.30 pm – come down early to grab a good seat!
Sam is a PhD ecologist and independent researcher. He has varied experience of working within the psychedelic field, including as a past scientific assistant to the director of the Beckley Foundation and as a research assistant with the Synthesis Institute. His work has also involved science communication, including a past role as a senior science writer for Wavepaths. A lifelong nature lover, he has a research interest in the capacity of psychedelics to influence human relationships with nature, and is a collaborator with the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. His main work focus is within the ecological field, working as Innovation Team Leader with environmental consultancy Ecosulis.