Medieval Physics in Oxford

Jack Cunningham and Brian Tanner, core members of the Ordered Universe research team will be taking part in a fantastic looking conference organised by the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics at St Cross College in Oxford. The Centre under its Director Dr Jo Ashbourn is dedicated to the philosophy and methodologies of physics past and present, and its practitioners throughout history. The Centre is holding a one-day event on Saturday 27th February at St Cross on Medieval Physics in Oxford.

Dr James Hannam (author of “God’s Philosophers“) – Medieval Physics at Oxford: Who, What and Why?

Dr Jack Cunningham (Bishop Grosseteste University) – Robert Grosseteste: The Oxford Years

Brian Clegg (author of “The First Scientist: A Life of Roger Bacon“) – Doctor Mirabilis: Roger Bacon’s Legend and Legacy

Dr Allan Chapman (University of Oxford) – Friars, Physicists and Natural Philosophers in Medieval Oxford

Professor Nicolas Weill-Parot (Université Paris-Est Créteil) – The Historical Meaning of Late Medieval Physics in Oxford

Brian Tanner will give a summary of the day and its highlights at the end.

The conference is free of charge, but there is a registration form which needs to be filled in by 22nd February. There will be a conference dinner at St Cross in the evening following the end of the conference with an after-dinner talk by Alan Ereira (scriptwriter for the BBC’s Medieval Lives series). Although the conference itself is free of charge, the dinner carries a cost of £35 to attend. All booking forms are available on the Centre’s website.

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