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Biographical entry Hodgson, Richard (1855 - 1905)

Born
24 September 1855
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
20 December 1905
Occupation
Psychical researcher

Summary

Richard Hodgson spent much of his adult life in England where he became fascinated by man's indefinite consciousness and psychic powers. He was one of the earliest members of the Society for Psychical Research and was sent to India in 1884 to investigate the occult happenings associated with Madame Blavatsky. He exposed her as a fake and became adept at detecting other fraudulent people including Eusapia Palladino – a renowned European psychic medium. Hodgson was also a lecturer at Cambridge University for some time.

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1874
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1876
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1878
Education - Doctor of Laws (LLD) received from the University of Melbourne
1882 -
Career position - Member of the Society for Psychical Research
1882
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at St John's College, Cambridge
1883 - 1884
Career position - Extension Lecturer in Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Cambridge
1884 -
Career position - Lecturer on Herbert Spencer at the University of Cambridge
1884
Career position - Sent to investigate the Madame Blavatsky occult in India
1887 -
Career position - Secretary of the American Society of Psychical Research
1893
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at St John's College, Cambridge
1894
Career position - Exposed Eusapia Palladino as a psychic fraud

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McCarthy, G.J.