Symposium 2020

12th September 2020 9:30 am
12th September 2020 5:00 pm
Worcester Racecourse Conference Centre, Pitchcroft, Worcester WR1 3EJ, UK   View map


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We recognise the uncertainty that coronavirus (COVID-19) may be causing.
At present (10.07.2020) our Symposium will be going ahead on September 12th 2020.
We are following the health authorities and government agencies guidelines and if the situation changes and the event had to be cancelled because of COVID-19, a full refund would be given.

Our Symposium & AGM 2020 will now take place on Saturday 12th September 2020 and will be held at The Croft Suite, Worcester Racecourse Conference Centre, Pitchcroft, Worcester, WR1 3EJ.
Come and join us and be inspired by our informative speakers and enjoy the company of fellow dowsers.

The day will start at 9.30am and finish at approximately 5.00pm.


Lorne Mitchell ~ ‘Dowsing in service to the hive’

Ron Dudley-Smith ~ ‘Rollright Stones 6000 years ago to date’

Andre Sutherland ~ ‘Dowsing, Geomancy and Architecture’

Lorne Mitchell spent 9 years in the British Army followed by a career in the telecoms / IT & management consulting industries where he worked for BT, MCI, AT&T, PwC and IBM in a number of executive roles. In 2004 he started keeping bees having studied beekeeping and attending a few courses.
He very rapidly came to the conclusion that the bees hadn’t read any of the books that he had read and that there was a whole world of unexplored magic associated with the world of the honeybee that is virtually unknown.
Lorne was introduced to Dowsing when he read the book “One Man’s Way” written by Jim Scott-Elliott. Jim was the father of his brother’s godfather – (work that one out!)  On reading the book, he became fascinated that he had the talent to be able to “divine”, or dowse and started to apply the skills to find things that were lost. Sometimes it worked. Other times, (mostly) it did not!
Aside from being a part-time dowser, Lorne is also an amateur beekeeper and keeps a blog about honeybees. When someone called John Harding posted on his site that most beekeepers were killing their bees, Lorne became fascinated by the idea that dowsing could save honeybees.  This talk presents this idea in a light-hearted and informative manner by narrating his personal journey with a number of true stories.

Ron Dudley-Smith has been a Dowser for almost 50 years. He teaches people how to fire up their ability to Dowse Intuitively, which he believes lies dormant in all of us. He first started Dowsing at the age of 15 when he became an apprentice plumber, and his boss taught him how to bend two pieces of welding wire and dowse to find the run of the water mains or drains to a building or locate the water stop cock. Ron is a lifelong member of the British Society of Dowsers. He is also one of the Trustees and a Warden of the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. These are the subject of his talk and are one of the places on Earth where harmonious beneficial energies seem to manifest. For some it is a quiet, special place within a beautiful setting with amazing views, for others it is a quest, or somewhere they simply feel drawn to. Earth or Ley energies meet here, and water falls away underground.

Andre Sutherland runs his own architectural practice and is developing a new approach to architecture that uses dowsing and geomancy to improve people’s wellbeing. His talk will be about his approach to assess a site, dowsing, geomancy and use the use of Feng Shui to analyse buildings and the surrounding area. His work seeks to be sympathetic to the earth’s positive energies, as well as cleansing and rebalancing existing building. This removes their negative effects and improves the area to make people feel better in their surroundings. His work is based upon years of extensive research, training and studying this craft to cultivate a deep and sensitive understanding of working in this field. He trained for 3 years as a Kinesiologist to research holistic health in treating the body. Kinesiology combines the interaction of nutrition, emotions, the physical body and the flow of electrical energy through Chinese acupuncture meridians. This informed further study into subtle electronic and magnetic flows of the Earth’s energies, dowsing and the implications for people and places. This specialist research gave him an understanding of earth acupuncture, geomancy and Feng Shui; culminating in his ability to clear geopathic stress, rebalance negative energy that affects a person and the creation of a new type of architecture that uses the energy of a place to enhance the wellbeing of people. He will also present a project that is currently being designed for an underground health Spa in the countryside. This will include ley lines, the energy of the land and the integration of the Spa with the landscape.

Please note: “Unfortunately Peter Taylor is no longer able to be a speaker at this event as his wife is seriously ill and he is concentrating on her. We hope Peter can join us again in the future and send our best wishes to him and his wife.”

To book your place, please click ‘join this event’. If you are a BSD member, please ensure that you are in full screen, click on ‘My Account’ to log in as a member and get your members’ discount. Choose the ‘Courses and Events’ tab. Alternatively, you can pay by debit or credit card by phoning the office on 01684 576969, or posting a cheque made payable to ‘The British Society of Dowsers’ & sending to Wyche Innovation Centre, Walwyn Road, Upper Colwall, Malvern WR13 6PL.

Ticket price to include a lunch of soup, sandwiches & potato wedges, morning & afternoon tea/coffee.
Member £76.50   Non-member £85.00

Booking is essential. Pre-booked admission only.

We look forward to welcoming you.
For any further information please email, or telephone 01684 576969.
Closing date for booking is 3.00pm Thursday 3rd September 2020.