Hannah and Giles have been invited to talk to The Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science, in two weeks time, on Saturday, 14 December at 2:00 pm. We’ll be talking about the project, under the title: “Medieval and Modern Science: Robert Grosseteste (c.1170-1253) in Multi-Disciplinary Perspective”. The recent work on the De iride, rainbow treatise, and Grosseteste’s discussion of colour (with some copies of the De colore book available!).
The SHMTS normally meet in the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, but since that is closed for renovations, the meeting will take place at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), on the research floor of the Humanities Division, Radcliffe Humanities Building (previously The Radcliffe Infirmary), Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG.
There are some helpful directions: if arriving by car go to the north of the city, to the Pear Tree Park and Ride and catch a 300 bus, which goes down the Woodstock Road and stops just by the Royal Oak, or to the Water Eaton Park and Ride, from which the 500 goes down the Banbury Road. This had a stop at Keble Road. People getting off there can walk through the St Giles Church churchyard to the Woodstock Road, turn right and they will find the pub just a few yards up the road. These instructions hold good for TORCH, which is in the old Radcliffe Infirmary building, just across the road from the Royal Oak pub.
If you are in Oxford, it would be great to see you, and it will be wonderful to take the Grosseteste Science Project to another different audience, and for its second outing in Oxford. Hannah and I are very much looking forward to it.SHMTS-Dec13Poster-bw