February 22, 2024


The best books on hallucinations

Ben talked to Sophie McBain of Five Books about the novels and non-fiction that shaped his thinking for Presence.

December 15, 2023


Presence wins British Psychological Society Book Award 2023

Presence was awarded a BPS Book Award in the Popular Science category for 2023.

October 12, 2023


The Uncanny – Cheltenham Literature Festival

Ben Alderson-Day appeared at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October for a discussion of the “Uncanny” in literature and science with Richard Hirst and Alex Clark. 

August 16, 2023


Questions of Belief at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Ben Alderson-Day appeared with Sarak Krasnostein – author of The Believer – at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August.

June 7, 2023


The Unseen Other – Cheltenham Science Festival

Ben Alderson-Day appeared at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June. 

May 5 2023


Aeon Essay: A Thickness in the Air

Ben has written a new essay for Aeon to accompany Presence, featuring the presence paradox and a trip to Geneva to visit the presence robot.

May 3 2023


Extra time on Talksport with Paul Ross

Ben talks to Paul Ross about feelings of presence in extreme sports, endurance events, and solo adventures.

April 25, 2023


Presence on All in the Mind (BBC R4)

Ben was joined by explorer Luke Robertson for an interview with Claudia Hammond in the first episode of a new series of All in the Mind

April 4, 2023


March 29, 2023