Lambert, G(uy) W(illiam) (1889–1983)
A British government official who took an active interest in
psychic research. He was born in London, England, on December
1, 1889, studied at St. John’s College, Oxford University
(B.A. with honors, 1912), and was a member of the British Civil
Service (1913–51). From 1938 to 1951 Lambert was assistant
undersecretary of state for war; he received the Chevalier, Legion
of Honor (1920), the Silver Jubilee Medal (1935), the Coronation
Medal (1937), and the Companion of the Bath (1942).
Beginning in 1925 Lambert was a council member of the Society
for Psychical Research (SPR), London. He served as
president (1955–58) and as honorary secretary beginning in
1958. He studied spontaneous phenomena involving ESP,
haunting and poltergeists, and the Glastonbury Scripts of
Frederick Bligh Bond. He contributed various articles to publications
of the SPR.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Lambert, G(uy) W(illiam)
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Lambert, who died December 15, 1983, was one of the longest
serving members of the Society for Psychical Research,
having been a member for 70 years.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Lambert, G. W. ‘‘Antoine Richard’s Garden.’’ Journal of the
Society for Psychical Research 37 (July–October 1953,
March–April 1954); 41 (June 1962).
———. ‘‘The Dieppe Raid Case.’’ Journal of the Society for
Psychical Research 35 (May–June 1952).
———. ‘‘Poltergeists A Psychical Theory.’’ Journal of the
Society for Psychical Research 38 (June 1955).
———. ‘‘The Quest at Glastonbury.’’ Journal of the Society
for Psychical Research 43 (1966).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.

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