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The Arthur Findlay College

Arthur Findlay College, Stansted Hall, was gifted to the Spiritualists’ National Union by J. Arthur Findlay, MBE, JP, a former Honorary President of the Union, and in accordance with his wishes is administered by the Union as a College for the advancement of Psychic Science.

Mr Findlay bought the estate in 1923 upon his retirement from business and first mooted the idea of a Spiritualist College at Stansted to the Union in 1945. After personal contacts with three successive Union Presidents a will was drawn up and in 1954 the National Council accepted the proposed bequest of Stansted Hall with an endowment. This was followed by a later gift in the form of stock to be used for furnishing and decorating, and in 1964, a year after the death of his wife, Mr Findlay transferred the Hall, grounds and endowment to the Union. Mr Findlay passed to the higher life in July 1964.

The College Experience

The Arthur Findlay College offers facilities unequalled anywhere in the world in the Spiritualist movement as a residential centre where students can study Spiritualist philosophy and religious practice, Spiritualist healing and awareness, spiritual and psychic unfolding and kindred disciplines. Courses, lectures and demonstrations are all offered by leading exponents, together with the additional features of a library, museum, lake, magnificent grounds, recreational facilities and full board accommodation.

When you book a residential course at the Arthur Findlay College, the glorious Stansted Hall and its many acres of landscaped grounds will become your home for the duration of your stay.

You are always assured of a warm welcome and of our highest duty of care to make your stay comfortable, safe and filled with happy memories and experiences to take away.

The facilities and hospitality we offer in our endeavour to make you feel right at home within this wonderful historic building and grounds.

A ‘typical’ daily course schedule looks as follows:

08.00am – Breakfast
09.30am – First Class
11.00am – Break
11.30am – Second Class
13.00pm – Lunch
14.30pm – Third Class
16.00pm – Break
16.30pm – Fourth Class
18.00pm – Dinner
19.30pm – Fifth Class
21.00pm – Finish for the evening

Should you have any questions which are unanswered by the information on the website, please feel free to telephone or email the college, the details are on the ‘Contact Us’ page.