Being Human with Music and Light and a Fabulous Day

Saturday 14th saw the first two of four events organised at Durham as part of the Being Human, National Festival of Humanities 2015. Now in its second year, the Festival takes place up and down the country with a cornucopia of events for the public. Big questions, big debates and opportunities to engage with academic researchContinue reading “Being Human with Music and Light and a Fabulous Day”

Lumiere and the World Machine

Lumiere is now underway, and despite the somewhat inclement weather (raging wind and howling gale, and rain) the installations are as captivating, eerie, mysterious, thought-provoking and spectacular as could be imagined. And the World Machine premiered tonight! Richard was there – a feast of colour, some fantastic imagery of the planets….more to come over the nextContinue reading “Lumiere and the World Machine”

AHRC-Ordered Universe at the Cheltenham Science Festival

It was a enormous privilege to represent the AHRC at the Cheltenham Science Festival. From the first application to take the Ordered Universe project to the Festival, to the intensive media and presentation workshop at Polaris House, and then to working with the AHRC and Festival co-ordinators, it has been an exciting and supportive journey. TheContinue reading “AHRC-Ordered Universe at the Cheltenham Science Festival”

Ordered Universe-AHRC at the Cheltenham Science Festival…in pictures

Tom, Hannah and Giles had an absolutely wonderful time at the Cheltenham Science Festival. As part of the AHRC partnership with the Festival the Ordered Universe presented Grosseteste’s scientific works and the collaboration between modern scientists and medievalists to an engaged and packed audience. Chaired by Professor Robert Winston, the talk and question and answerContinue reading “Ordered Universe-AHRC at the Cheltenham Science Festival…in pictures”

Cheltenham Science Festival…Today!

The Ordered Universe will be presenting later today at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Tom, Hannah and Giles will talk with Lord Professor Robert Winston, and with the audience on the project, Grosseteste and Science and Humanities in collaboration. The project was selected by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of its partnership with theContinue reading “Cheltenham Science Festival…Today!”

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival Programme Online

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival programme has been released online. A tremendous number of events, from Brian Cox, to Dinosaur Wars, Hacking and Big Data, Quantum Technology, and Robert Grosseteste. Tom, Hannah and Giles will be presenting ‘Grosseteste: The Greatest Mind You’ve Never Heard Of‘ (not that this applies to any readers of this blog!)Continue reading “The Times Cheltenham Science Festival Programme Online”

Guest Blog on AHRC Science in Culture

The Ordered Universe has a guest blog on the AHRC Science in Culture website, on the Being Human Festival, with more reflection on the experience of presenting Grosseteste and his wonderful imagination in a public forum. The Being Human Festival is running again next year: a terrific initiative, and an exciting way to present theContinue reading “Guest Blog on AHRC Science in Culture”

Michael Brooks – At the Edge of Uncertainty: A Journey to the Wild Frontiers of Science

For those of you who were not able to be with us for Michael Brooks‘s fabulous lecture ‘At the Wild Frontiers of Science’, delivered as part of the Being Human Festival of Humanities, at Ushaw College on 19th November, we are delighted to present it here. It is a mind-stretching tour of questions for modernContinue reading “Michael Brooks – At the Edge of Uncertainty: A Journey to the Wild Frontiers of Science”

Guardian Science – Article on Ordered Universe

As we wait for the Times Higher Education awards tonight, Michael Brooks has composed a lovely article on his experiences at the Ordered Universe Grosseteste Day during the Festival of Humanities, and of the work of the project, especially on the Rainbow.

ITV Tyne Tees – Being Human Festival and lessons from 13th Century Science

See Tom and Giles interviewed on ITV Tyne Tees before the Dark Ages to Dark Matter workshop. Many thanks indeed to Richard Wilson who made the feature, and to the Cathedral for letting us film. We find Grosseteste fascinating, and the response to the Festival a great confirmation that others do too. Click the imageContinue reading “ITV Tyne Tees – Being Human Festival and lessons from 13th Century Science”