So, the Durham Facing Out programme for the Being Human Festival of Humanities starts tomorrow – with Face to Face Encounters in Libraries based around the portrait in Cosin’s library, which goes on for the week. Dark Ages to Dark Matter takes place on Tuesday, 18th, with Michael Brook’s Public Lecture at Ushaw College the following evening: 5.30 for 6.00 pm. You can hear Giles being interviewed by Ingrid Hagemann on her show this morning, the interview is about 2 hours 36 minutes (well, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 27 seconds to be more precise) into the listen-again podcast, which is available for the next four weeks. It was great to chat about why Grosseteste should be more of a household name, and the exciting ways in which the past can inspire the present and the future.
Tom and Giles will be talking to Richard Wilson from Tyne Tees Television during the week (Richard’s report on the Celebrate Science week, and Durham involvement with the successor telescope to Hubble is available here). We’ll also have a short video record of Tuesday, as well as the 2D version of the visualisation ready for display after Grosseteste Day on the 18th, and, of course, the blogposts. Lots to look forward too, we have our final plans and checks to make tomorrow, programme packs to assemble and power-points to polish. One day to go!