Full details and online bookings for our forthcoming Online Event on Saturday 24th July 2021 are now available.
Now a remarkable 31 years old, this year’s Glastonbury Symposium is once again online via Zoom and will be held on Saturday 24th July 2021. Last year’s online event was a great success and this year the longer speaker list has a truly international feel. Here are the full speakers, covering a wide range of topics:
ANDY THOMAS (UK) – Long-time Symposium MC Andy provides his usual eclectic and stimulating ‘annual address’ on current events with a truth-and-mysteries eye to kick off the proceedings.
GORDON ROCHFORD (Ireland) – Gordon, famous for his lively Those Conspiracy Guys podcasts, gives an entertaining and insightful glimpse into the deeper background of the truth seeking world – and what it is up against!
TERJE G SIMONSEN (Norway) – Author of the seminal A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal, Terje, in conversation with Andy, explores the astonishing themes of his book regarding the real science of psychic and other paranormal phenomena.
ROSA KOIRE (USA) – Renowned campaigner against UN Agenda 21/ Agenda 2030, which purports to be a ‘sustainable development’ project but appears to mask a darker attack on human freedoms, looks at how it ties in with the ‘Great Reset’ which has been loudly discussed during the pandemic.
JASON PORTHOUSE (UK) – Symposium stalwart Jason closes the day with some closing thoughts and one of his transcendent meditations.
Go to our Tickets page for direct online booking.
Go to our Speakers page for full biographical details of our exciting line-up!
Go to our Schedule page for the speaker order and full timings.
Why only an online event again this year?
We have decided to go ahead with an online event again rather than an in-person one this year. Although we had hopes that we would be able to mount a full Glastonbury Symposium this July, unfortunately, despite the proposed British government schedule for bringing us out of restrictions, we will not be able to personally welcome you all this summer. We are sad about this, but it is a needs-must decision.
Our reasons are many but to be candid with everyone the main issues are:
- Government vagueness about indoor event rules from June means that our venue, Glastonbury Town Hall, still cannot guarantee that there won’t be at least some social distancing measures. These would make our lives difficult in terms of both practicalities and dealing with some strong feelings both ways about restrictions.
- The current travel issues from many countries mean that those of you from overseas (over a quarter of our regular audience) probably won’t be able to come, even if rules are changed last-minute.
- The possibility of further pandemic ‘waves’ still remains and could curtail things last minute in a very damaging way.
- Our publicity is now very late and we would not be able to promote a large event in the manner that it deserves.
With these in mind, after much debate we felt it was better not to go ahead as usual, and do another successful online event rather than put on a compromised in-person gathering organised in trepidation!
We plan to come back with all guns blazing for a full live Symposium in 2022, assuming the world is in a different place by then, and will take the opportunity to refresh the event and introduce a few innovations, which we hope will include the option of live streaming. Watch this space.
Thanks very much for your understanding and be assured that the Glastonbury Symposium lives on.