The World Machine (now in entirety)

Although on the damp side, the penultimate night of Lumiere Durham was a great success. Various members of the Ordered Universe team gathered in Durham, for the start of the Being Human, Festival of Humanities (see forthcoming post!). We were very glad to be joined for the day and evening by artist Alexandra Carr whose workContinue reading “The World Machine (now in entirety)”

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”

World Machine – a sneak preview

A few pictures and some footage from the rehearsals of the World Machine this evening. What a privilege, and the real thing tomorrow (and until Sunday) will be fantastic. Forgive the quality of the shots and sound, but they give an impression of what you can expect. These are also mainly of the medieval imageryContinue reading “World Machine – a sneak preview”

Sound and Light: ‘The World Machine’ at Lumiere Durham

Lighting up the whole of Durham City Centre later this week, Lumiere Durham is back in town. This festival of light, or artistic collaboration and of amazing sights and sounds has taken place every two years since 2009, and a wonderful, inventive, dynamic series of installations and shows have been included. Lumiere always includes a soundContinue reading “Sound and Light: ‘The World Machine’ at Lumiere Durham”

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 Awards – and we got a certificate

So, after the razzmatazz, Jack Dee’s wonderful commentary and the bittersweet feelings for  nomination but no prize (do you win silver, or lose gold? – obviously the taking part is all), Ordered Universe has a certificate to boot. The sin of pride aside, about which Grosseteste was especially concerned, it was an interesting and enjoyableContinue reading “THE Awards – and we got a certificate”

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”

Physics World – Who was the first scientist?

The question ‘who was the first scientist’ crops up regularly in discussions connected with Grosseteste, a debate made famous by Crombie, with the strong rejoinders of Alexander Koyré. More often than not the question should be refined as ‘who was the first scientist in what has come to be defined as the western tradition’? There areContinue reading “Physics World – Who was the first scientist?”

Campaign for a statue

The Third International Grosseteste Conference signed a petition to encourage Lincoln authorities to commission a statue of one of their most famous sons. The campaign has already received press coverage, thanks to Jack Cunningham’s efforts, from the Lincolnshire Echo and recently taken up by the Catholic Herald and the BBC. Please be in touch with Jack toContinue reading “Campaign for a statue”

Clarifications on Medieval Multiverses and Multidisciplinarity

The recent interest in the Ordered Universe project following summary articles, in Nature, TheConversationUK, The Economist, The New Statesman, and various republished versions of the above, has been very gratifying (in the most part) but has also made it clear that some clarification is needed on both the way the project works, and on whatContinue reading “Clarifications on Medieval Multiverses and Multidisciplinarity”