L. Ron Hubbard defines the duties in various Scientology churches and delivers 16 lectures on auditing refinements in Washington, DC. In March he begins negotiations to purchase Saint Hill Manor in Sussex, England which will be his home for the following seven years. By May, negotiations are completed and L. Ron Hubbard moves his residence to the 55-acre estate. The worldwide headquarters of Scientology is moved to Saint Hill.In yet another line of research, this one involving different orders of life, L. Ron Hubbard conducts horticultural experiments in greenhouses at Saint Hill which bring about major increases in plant growth. His discoveries are written up in horticultural magazines internationally and receive wide coverage in daily newspapers.The first E-Meter designed and built to Mr. Hubbard’s exact specifications is produced.On 16 October L. Ron Hubbard begins an around-the-world trip, traveling to Greece, India, Melbourne, Hawaii, San Francisco and New York, arriving back at Saint Hill the first week of December.In Melbourne alone, he delivers 38 lectures, and while in the United States he writes and issues an organizing board for American Scientology churches (a board which shows what functions are done, the order they are done in, and who is responsible for getting them done). Upon his return to England, L. Ron Hubbard appears on BBC television discussing his horticultural experiments. Shortly afterwards he travels to Washington, DC.In all he gives 102 lectures this year and writes one book.
Success Congress: January 1959
Special Professional Auditors Course: April 1959
Responsibility Congress: November 1959
21st Advanced Clinical Course: January - February 1959
Theta Clear Congress: July 1959