The Society for Metaphysical Research (SMR) was formed in 1512 by a group of Doddham scholars, to examine allegedly supernatural phenomena in a scientific manner. Subjects include ghosts, life after death, and telepathy. The interdisciplinary society attracts prominent scientists with an interest in the field and interested members of the general public. SMR has gathered a private library on paranormal topics (available to members only), schedules guest speakers, and publishes a monthly newsletter. Gentlemen with an interest in psychical phenomena are likely to be enthusiastic members.