There were 19 students in this years OxNet-Ordered Universe cohort from almost as many schools, and all of them showed the dedication, enthusiasm and attention-to-detail that we have come to expect from OxNet students.
OxNet students experienced life at a Russell Group University by attending a two-day residential at Durham University as part of the OxNet programme, focusing around three key elements of Bishop Grosseteste’s treatises – colour, light, and cosmos.
For the 2017–18 academic year, the Ordered Universe Project has continued its partnership with OxNet, an outreach scheme superintended by Pembroke College, Oxford. So far this year, students from local schools have attended evening seminars taught by leading academics from Durham and Sunderland Universities, and now those students have been invited to spend two daysContinue reading “Back To (Easter) School”
2018 is set fair to be another busy year for the Ordered Universe team. In addition to submitting our first volume presenting the treatises On the Liberal Arts and On the Generation of Sounds, and the Middle English Seven Liberal Arts, to press, we have a wide range of other events organised. This is just a reminder of thoseContinue reading “Ordered Universe in Early 2018: Events Update”
The Ordered Universe team are always keen to spread the word about our favourite medieval thinker and scientist Robert Grosseteste and we’ve recently been able to do just that as part of the TEDx lecture series.
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from sixth form students in the north-east of England to be a part of the OxNet 2017–2018 scheme.
Joshua Harvey, a DPhil Candidate in the departments of Engineering Science and Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford brings us a report on his time as a ‘Lost Late’ exhibitor at the Oxford strand of the Being Human Festival 2017. Last Friday saw 1,500 people of all ages congregating under a fabulous mix ofContinue reading “The Ordered Universe Project and the Being Human Festival 2017: Oxford Edition”
The Ordered Universe Project and OxNet have teamed up for the 2017–2018 academic year to offer an academic course for sixth form students in the north-east of England. The launch will be hosted by The National Glass Centre in Sunderland on Wednesday 22nd November, and local schools, students, and teachers have been invited to joinContinue reading “OxNet North East Launch Party at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland”
A blog from Thomas Henderson, Durham University, History undergraduate, and recipient of a Laidlaw Scholarship, attached to the project for the next two years. Last week, the Ordered Universe enjoyed a prominent role in OxNet Access Week summer school at Pembroke College, Oxford. Run under the aegis of Dr Peter Claus, the programme is designedContinue reading “Inspiring Young Minds with Old Thinking”
Next week marks a new line of activity for the Ordered Universe project, and one that has been some time in planning and design. In a nutshell, the project will form part of an award-winning scheme to encourage access to university from school pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged and non-traditional University application backgrounds. The approachContinue reading “Opening a new chapter for Ordered Universe”