17th – 20th September, 2018: ‘Light Fantastic!: Robert Grosseteste’s De motu supercelestium, De motu corporali et luce, De cometis and De luce ‘
Trinity College, Dublin and Marsh’s Library
This symposium, which involves the first visit by the Ordered Universe team to Ireland, will explore three treatises, in which light plays the dominant role. The symposium features our final reading of the treatise De cometis – On Comets, and the second run-through of the De more corporali et luce – On Bodily Motion and Light. This last work presages the extraordinary boldness in the role given to light in the fabric of the universe of the De luce – On Light. One of the first treatises read by the Ordered Universe, ten years ago, it will be a treat to re-visit this beautiful and intriguing text. Finally we continue our longer and slower read-through of De motu supercelestium – On the Supercelestial Motion. We are honoured to be hosted at Trinity College, Dublin by Dr Laura Cleaver, and look forward very much to sharing knowledge and experience together.