Web Toolbar by Wibiya Origins Conference 2023

ORIGINS CONFERENCE - November 4th 2023

The upcoming 2023 Origins Conference takes place on Saturday November 4th in the Bouverie Hall in Pewsey, Wiltshire, located very close to a major train station, with ample free parking and local facilities. Ticket Details below.

Origins Ticket Options
Your Full Name(s)



Professor Robert Temple is author of a dozen challenging and provocative books, commencing with the international best-seller, The Sirius Mystery. His books have been translated into a total of 44 foreign languages, including The Sphinx MysteryThe Sirius MysteryNetherworld, the Crystal Sun,and The Genius of China. He combines solid academic scholarship with an ability to communicate with the mass public. He is Visiting Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and previously held a similar position at an American university. For many years he was a science writer for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, and a science reporter for Time-Life, as well as a frequent reviewer for Nature and profile writer for The New Scientist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has been a member of the Egypt Exploration Society since the 1970s, as well as a member of numerous other academic societies. With his wife, Olivia, he is co-author and translator of the first complete English version of Aesop’s Fables. He has done archaeometric dating work and intensive exploration of closed sites in Egypt with the permission of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. His research into historical accounts of the Sphinx is the first comprehensive survey ever undertaken. www.robert-temple.com

DR. IRVING FINKEL - The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies

Dr Finkel is a curator at the British Museum, in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia, of which the Middle East Department has the largest collection- some 130,000 pieces – of any modern museum. He specializes in ancient Mesopotamian medicine and magic, and is also interested in literature, religion and the history of ideas. Finkel studies the history of board games, and is on the editorial board of Board Game Studies. Among his breakthrough works is the determination of the rules of the Royal Game of Ur. He is also the best-selling author of The Ark Before Noah, the theme of his talk at Origins 2014 in London. His most recent book is The First Ghosts: The First Ghosts: Most Anciento of Legacies.

ANDREW COLLINS - The Cosmic Serpent of Karahan Tepe

Andrew Collins is one of the world’s most renowned authorities on the world of Göbekli Tepe, being the first ancient mysteries writer to feature it in book form within his 2006 book The Cygnus Mystery. He has gained a strong reputation for reporting the facts correctly and in a manner accessible to a general audience. Andrew is also a lead proponent of the concept of a lost civilization and has a massive following on social media and on YouTube, where he regularly posts videos on the latest discoveries in the ancient mysteries subject. Andrew is also the codiscoverer, along with Egyptological researcher Nigel Skinner Simpson, of a huge cave complex located within the shadow of the Great Pyramid in Egypt and known today as Collins’s Cave. He co-founded the Origins Conference in 2013 and founded the legendary Questing Conferencs in London. He currently lives near the Essex seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea, and his website is www.andrewcollins.com

GRAHAM PHILLIPS - The Mystery of Doggerland: Atlantis in the North Sea

Graham Phillips has been described as an historical detective, a modern-day adventurer, and a real-life Indiana Jones. He has been one of Britain’s bestselling non-fiction authors for over thirty years. In the 1980s, after working as a radio journalist and broadcaster for the BBC and editing a popular monthly magazine, Graham turned his talents to investigating unsolved historical mysteries. He has since written sixteen books that are in print around the world and have been published in many different languages.These include: The End of Eden, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt, The Chalice of Magdalene, and The Wisdomkeepers of Stonehenge. He lives in the Midlands of England. www.grahamphillips.net

DEBORAH CARTWRIGHT - Animism of the Ancients

Deborah Cartwright has worked with author Andrew Collins on various quests including events surrounding the search for the Seventh Sword (the story outlined in his book of the same name). A key figure in the psychic questing community since in the 1990s, Deborah provided inspiration and key ideas for Andrew’s books The Circlemakers, The Second Coming and From the Ashes of Angels. This collaborative research into the prehistoric origins of civilisation continued with her involvement in his book Denisovan Origins, co-authored with Greg L. Little. Deborah worked extensively on the Rosslyn Chapel Project between 1992 to 2003 on the subject of the mystical beliefs and practices of the Knights Templar and Sinclair family for key figures of the project. They included Niven Sinclair, author Stephen Prior, historian Robert Brydon and the then curator of the chapel, Judith Fiskin. She obtained an honours degree in Modern Continental Philosophy and studied esoteric psychology through the Theosophical Society. It was these combined studies that led to her non-fiction book The Inward Revolution, co-authored with popular writer Storm Constantine, which stands as a unique perspective of alternative psychology and modern existentialism. She is also a landscape photographer. Her work can be seen at www.earthquestphotography.com

JJ AINSWORTH AND HUGH NEWMAN - Göbekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe: The World's First Megaliths

Hugh Newman is an explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008), Stone Circles (2017) and co-author of Giants on Record (2015), Megalith: Studies in Stone (2018), Geomancy (2021) and The Giants of Stonehenge and Ancient Britain (2021). He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and numerous other TV shows. He lives very close to Stonehenge. He will be launching his new book at the event: Göbekli Tepe and Karahan Tepe: The World's First Megaliths (Wooden Books, October 2023). www.megalithomania.co.uk

Jj Ainsworth is a researcher and explorer based in the US, who is an expert on ancient symbolism and connections between sites worldwide. She has featured on numerous radio shows, has published articles on www.ancient-origins.net, and presented at conferences in the UK and US.

CONFERENCE Information

The Origins Conference was founded by Andrew Collins (Questing Conference) and Hugh Newman (Megalithomania) in 2013 to explore the origins of civilization. It took place at Rudolf Steiner House, except in 2015 it took place at Queen Mary University at Mile End. During the pandemic it went online (2021) and has now permantly moved to Wiltshire. Previous speakers include Graham Hancock, Michael Cremo, Dr. Greg Little, Lora Little, Robert Bauval, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, William Henry, Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, Christopher Dunn, Lenie Reedijk, Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, Alan Butler, Maria Wheatley, Scott Creighton and Jim Vieira.

The conference prices are in three phases. Phase 1 and Phase 2 have passed. Phase 3 is current, and phase 3 came in at midnight on 31st August where the tickets reached full price. This includes the Live-Stream option.

Venue Information: The Bouverie Hall, Goddard Rd, Pewsey SN9 5EQ. www.bouveriehall.co.uk. There is ample parking directly at the venue and the Pewsey Train Station is located a few minutes walk away. There are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the area and shops, restaurants and of course pubs are located nearby.

Sunday 5th November Tour 10.30am - 2.30pm: Meet at main Avebury National Trust car park at 10.30am for an exploration (on foot) of the Avebury Stone Circle complex guided by Andrew Collins.

Conference contact info: info@megalithomania.co.uk - Facebook Page - Origins Lectures on Youtube