At the Wild Frontiers of Science: Being Human Festival Reflections 2

November 19th saw the second and final part of the Ordered Universe Being Human festivities, with a wonderful lecture by Michael Brooks. We took Michael on a tour of some of the resources at Durham: a visit to the Norman Chapel and then Cosin’s library for a trawl through early printed scientific collections, Galileo, Hooke’s Micrographia,Continue reading “At the Wild Frontiers of Science: Being Human Festival Reflections 2”

Reflections on Being Human – Festival of Humanities

The Ordered Universe public workshop on Grosseteste’s scientific works, was a great success: part of the Being Human Festival, and with the aim of introducing the public to the work of the team on Grosseteste, why and how we do it, and the excitement provoked by the project. With a full house, some 60 participants,Continue reading “Reflections on Being Human – Festival of Humanities”

BBC Newcastle – Grosseteste Day: Being Human Festival

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 6.00Continue reading “BBC Newcastle – Grosseteste Day: Being Human Festival”

Dark Matter and Modelling the Universe

As we head towards the Festival of Humanities, and the public workshop on Grosseteste’s science, this is a short clip of Giles and Richard talking at the Institute of Computational Cosmology here at Durham.

Facing Out – Being Human Festival in Durham, November 2014

As an introduction to the Durham part of the Festival of Humanities, we’ve prepared a short (ish) video for both strands: the Ordered Universe’s ‘From Dark Ages to Dark Matter‘, with Giles and Richard, and Barbara Graziosi’s ‘Face-to-Face: Encounters with Ancient Authors: Portraits in Libraries’. We hope this whets the appetite: Dark Ages to DarkContinue reading “Facing Out – Being Human Festival in Durham, November 2014”

From Dark Ages to Dark Matter – Programme

The Ordered Universe programme for the public symposium, 18th November 2014, and for the Ushaw College Lecture is now available here. There will of course be paper versions for the day itself, as well as a resources pack with translations of the treatises, and a  guide to the experiments we will follow. Tickets are stillContinue reading “From Dark Ages to Dark Matter – Programme”