These were the speakers for our Online Event 24 July 2021 

Here are the biographies and synopses of the guest speakers we had for our 2021 one-day Online Event, as examples. The many more speakers for our next full live event will appear here in spring 2022.

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Saturday 24 July 2021

Andy Thomas

Andy is a leading researcher into mysteries and cover-ups and is the author of the acclaimed The Truth Agenda and Conspiracies, both widely praised for providing real insights into classic conspiracy theories and the paranormal. His many other books include Vital Signs and An Introduction to Crop Circles, seen as definitive guides to the circle phenomenon. Andy is one of Britain’s most prolific lecturers and speaks in many other countries too. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances. Andy is also founder of Changing Times, which holds events on truth and mysteries. An annual speaker at the Glastonbury Symposium since 1994, Andy’s presentations at the event are now renowned. He became co-MC in 1999, a role he continues to this day, and he is one of the core administrators for the Symposium.

Current Events (Title TBC)

Andy presents his annual inspirational opening to the Saturday schedule by looking at the key so-called ‘alternative’ issues of our times and how both the media and authorities are continuing their efforts to remove them from public view …

Gordon Rochford

Gordon Rochford is an Irish comedian, journalist and presenter. He is the brains and personality behind Those Conspiracy Guys, a hugely successful podcast that takes a humorous yet in depth look at conspiracies, ranging from aliens to missing persons and murders. On the back of the podcast, Gordon has amassed a cultural tribe that is hugely supportive of his projects and he is currently focused on making a series of documentaries in the USA.


Let’s Talk Conspiracy Fact!

Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisations to the more grounded, historical and provable conspiracies like political and financial corruption, scientific chicanery and secret government agency shenanigans. From the high concept topics like inter dimensional lizard men, complicated assassination plots and future technology like alternative simulated universes to the much more tangible topics like discussing serial killers and mysterious disappearances, exploring religions and cult leaders and examining unbelievable true crime cases. You are brought on a light hearted and hilarious exploration of these fantastic stories by TCG host Gordo and a cavalcade of comedians and fabulously interesting guests.

Terje G Simonsen

Terje G Simonsen is a Norwegian ‘Historian of Ideas’ and non-fiction author, specialising in the esoteric and occult. He was educated at the University of Oslo, where he has also taught introductory courses on philosophical and literary works. Terje’s book A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal (Watkins, 2020) has been highly praised as one of the best overviews of psychic and other phenomena. Terje is educated in gestalt therapy and psychosynthesis, and his varied career has included stints in psychiatry, kindergartens, museums, security, and catering. Today he works as a freelance writer. Since childhood he has been fascinated by ‘magical’ phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and healing —an interest based on some peculiar experiences of his own as well as strange stories told by friends and family. This fascination led to extensive forays into esoteric and occult traditions, where such phenomena are not seen as chimera but as part of an expanded consciousness.


Psychic and Paranormal Phenomena

In conversation with Andy Thomas, Terje discusses the astonishing themes of his book A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal, and explores the science of parapsychology. His book is entertaining, colourful and multifaceted and has been endorsed by several of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

Sandi Adams

Sandi trained as a set designer in London and worked for many years in theatre, TV, film and corporate live events. Having a passion for social justice, Sandi found designing events for Glaxo SmithKline, Google, Microsoft and other large corporations a challenge. Aware that rampant hyper-globalization was the aim of most of these large corporations, she took a step back and reduced her workload to spend time looking at what is really going on in our world, moving from London to Glastonbury in 2009, after the 2008 economic crash. Sandi ran the King Arthur pub and music venue for ten years in Glastonbury where she held talks and world music events. Sandi worked with Piers Corbyn and Mark Windows, touring the UK from 2017-2019 with the Bigger Picture tour. She has three grown up children and two grandchildren.



Agenda 2030 and the ‘Great Reset’

Over the years, because of her experiences, Sandi’s interest in the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 (originally Agenda 21) and ‘The Great Reset’ (as described by the World Economic Forum) – both of which promise ‘sustainability’ but actually threaten enforced equality and undermine the very concept of personal property – has grown. For the last 11 years, she has been heading up talks on the subject to raise awareness of coming top-down global governance and its technocratic agenda; in this presentation she will lay out the plans behind Agenda 2030 and discuss what we can do to combat its worst excesses.

[We were originally hoping to have Rosa Koire, the renowned campaigner against UN Agenda 21/ Agenda 2030. Very sadly, Rosa died of lung cancer on 31st May, and we extend all our sympathy and good wishes to all her family. We are so sorry to hear this news. Many thanks to Sandi for stepping in at short notice.]


Jason Porthouse

Jason Porthouse works as a freelance documentary editor, working on programmes such as BBCs Panorama and Stacey Dooley Investigates… When not in an edit suite though, Jason follows a lifelong interest in spirituality and the metaphysical world. A qualified Spiritual Companion and alumni of Jan Day’s School of Being, he is particularly interested in exploring ideas around what being a man in today’s world really means, and how that feeds into relationships on all levels. Jason is the Glastonbury Symposium’s resident meditation leader and a long-time team member.



Jason shares some closing thoughts and leads a relaxing meditation to end the Online Event peacefully and positively.

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