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Government official, retired; president (1955-58), Society for Psychical Research, London. B. December 1, 1889, London. B. A., (hons.), 1912, St. John's College, Oxford University. M. 1917, Nadine Frances Gwendolen Noble: 2 d., 1 s. British Civil Service, 1913-51 (Assistant Undersecretary of State for War, 1938-51). Chevalier, Legion of Honor (1920); Silver Jubilee Medal (1935); Coronation Medal (1937); Companion of the Bath (1942).

A member of the Council of the SPR since 1925, Mr. Lambert in 1958 became an honorary secretary of the society on his retirement that year after three years as the society's president. He has specialized in research on spontaneous cases of extrasensory perceptions, particularly rectrocognition, haunting and poltergeists, stressing the importance of eliminationg case material mistakenly classified as paranormal as a preliminary to the study of what might be called genuine psi phenomena.

He has contributed several papers to bot the Proceedings and the Journal of the SPR, including (in the Journal) "The Dieppe Raid Case" (Vol. 36, May-June 1952); "Antoine Richard's Garden" (Vol. 37, July-Oct. 1953; Mar. - Apr. 1954; Vol. 41, June 1962); and "Poltergeists: A Psychical Theory" (Vol. 38, June 1955). Residence: 14 Knightsbridge Court, Sloane Street, London S.W. 1, England.

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications



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