Our next project symposium takes place in Lincoln, and we’re delighted to be back in the convivial surroundings of Bishop Grosseteste University, hosted by Jack Cunningham and the BGU Ordered Universe chapter. As part of the symposium, which features Grosseteste’s treatise On Lines and Angles, On the Nature of Places, alongside On the Supercelestial Motions and On Bodily Motion and Light, we have a public lecture on Grosseteste’s cosmology and its implications for understanding of the world. The three speakers, Cecilia Panti, Sigbjørn Sønnesyn, and Giles Gasper will move from the story of creation, to Grosseteste’s account of how the physical universe is structured and works, from the notion of the horizon to the movement of the spheres, to the four elements in the terrestrial sphere, and then to medieval astrology and the difference the planets made to life on earth.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and takes place at Bishop Grosseteste University on 14th May – 18.00-19.00l, in the Robert Hardy Building, Lecture Room 1. Do come and join us if you are in the area!
Images from the British Library, Harley 3735 and Ross Ashton