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London Fortean Society:
The Grand Illusion: Fighting the Nazis with the Occult

15th April 2024 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Doors open: 6:15pm

Brockway Room | Virtual event

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London Fortean Society: The Grand Illusion: Fighting the Nazis with the Occult

Many of us are aware of the Nazi’s obsession with the occult (look no further than Indiana Jones, ‘Call of Duty Black Ops’, Hellboy etc). Less is known, however, about what the Brits did to exploit what they saw as a weakness in the German chain of command.

In ‘The Grand Illusion’ Syd Moore turns her eye on this rather bizarre chapter of history. Her talk for the London Fortean Society will cover the research she undertook to write the novel, including the eclectic recruitment to the war effort, strange goings-on in Surrey and a ritual that allegedly took place in the New Forest in 1940 to repel Operation Sealion, Hitler’s plan to invade the British Isles.

Syd Moore is a British bestselling novelist, former television presenter and activist. Her debut novel, The Drowning Pool, was published in 2011. Her novels are mystery thrillers inspired by her research into the myths from the English county of Essex, where she grew up and still lives. Her latest book, The Grand Illusion, will be available for this evening.

Age Recommendation: 16+

Price: Standard (in person) £9 • Concessions (in person) £6 • Standard (online) £6 • Members £6

Access Information

Due to the age and Grade Il listing of the building, there is no lift access to rooms above the ground floor.

All the ground-floor rooms are fully accessible by wheelchair. Main Hall (street access, step-free), Brockway Room (street access, step-free), Bertrand Russell Room (street access, shallow ramp), Hive Cafe (street access, step-free), There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor opposite the Brockway Room.


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Further Info

This event will be held with an in-person audience at Conway Hall and online via livestream. Everyone wishing to join this event must register for a ticket in advance.

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