Beckley in the Media

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The Brave New Worlds of Crowdfunding Science

June 23, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Our LSD crowdfunding campaign, which we developed in collaboration with the Beckley/Imperial Psychedelic Research Programme, was a massive success. It reached its £25,000 goal in just 48 hours and more than doubled it by its target date. Writing for EuroScientist, Arran Frood discusses the funding drive and future opportunities with our Director, Amanda Feilding. The […]

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New Psychoactive Substances

New Psychoactive Substances Ban Won’t Even Achieve Its Aims

May 29, 2015 Beckley in the Media

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post UK The UK Government yesterday announced its plans to introduce a blanket ban on all new psychoactive substances, (NPSs as they’re known,) in a move that follows in the steps of Ireland’s ban in 2010. Following the recent spate of hospitalisations and deaths from one such substance, […]

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Amanda Feilding on London Real

Amanda Feilding Talks Drug Policy Reform on London Real

May 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“It’s time to change: the War on Drugs has Failed.” – Amanda Feilding Amanda Feilding is the guest on the latest episode of London Real, and the first to be featured in their new-look studio. In it, Amanda discusses with Brian Rose the failings of current world drug policy, where the problems lie and how […]

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Recently Appointed Drug Minister Should Mend Failed Policy

May 22, 2015 Beckley in the Media

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post UK. Last November, Norman Baker MP, left his office in Government with a bang. In his role as Minister of State for the Home Office, he oversaw the development of the Coalition Government’s international comparators study on drug policy. While the publication fell very short of the […]

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The Creative Brain

Could Psychedelics Catalyze Our Innate Creativity?

May 14, 2015 Beckley in the Media

reset.me by Gonzo Nieto, 13 May 2015 Thanks to the tireless efforts of researchers determined to study these controlled and controversial substances, research on the therapeutic applications of psychedelics is underway for the first time in decades. The medical uses of these substances to promote healing are just the beginning of their reintroduction into our […]

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Is LSD about to return to polite society?

April 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Vilified and misunderstood for decades, psychedelics and other controlled substances are resurfacing into the public sphere. This time, however, by the hand of the latest developments in neuroscience and neuroimaging technology. Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation have been at the forefront of this renaissance, co-designing and carrying out breakthrough research in collaboration with leading […]

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Albert Hofmann

Amanda Feilding Shares Her Memories of Albert Hofmann on Bicycle Day

April 20, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“Albert was the most charming and possibly the happiest person I’ve ever met. Even at the age of 100, he had a twinkle in his eye—probably because he knew what a wonderful gift he had given to mankind,” said Feilding. “For a time he was filled with sorrow at his ‘wonder child’ becoming a ‘problem […]

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Amanda Feilding on Fubar Radio

April 15, 2015 Beckley in the Media

On Tuesday 14th April 2015, Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, spoke to Tom Latchem on Fubar Radio, London about the LSD research – part of the Beckley/Imperial Research Programme -, our crowdfunding campaign with Walacea.com, the recent work of the Beckley Foundation, and the state of international drug policy.  

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Far Out: Crowdfunding Gives New Life to LSD, MDMA Research

April 8, 2015 Beckley in the Media

“Nobody has been investigating these drugs since the invention of brain imaging technology,” Amanda Feilding, director of the Beckley Foundation, which ran the Walacea crowdfunding campaign, told NBC News. “For those of us who are doing this research, it’s like being in a wonderful orchard filled with low-hanging fruit, because nobody has explored these areas.” […]

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Mapping the psychedelic brain: how LSD is making a comeback

March 26, 2015 Beckley in the Media

Can drugs help depression? Crowdfunding allows science researchers to bypass institutional reservations and study taboo subjects. New Statesman by Ian Steadman  25 March, 2015 More than 40 years after its prohibition by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, LSD is making a comeback. Earlier this month came an announcement from Professor David Nutt that the first-ever brain-scanning […]

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