Bishop Grosseteste University Associate Award series — International Robert Grosseteste Society


All are welcome to attend this talk in the BGU Associate Award series. Programme Leader for Theology Dr Jack Cunningham will be talking about Robert Grosseteste and the ‘Soul of the World’. Dr Jack Cunningham Wednesday 23rd October, 2019, 1.00-2.00pm Hardy Teaching Room 1 Robert Grosseteste and the Anima Mundi In a tract called De sphaera Grosseteste make a […]

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What’s it all for? Grosseteste on the Liberal Arts and Education, then and now. — A Bishop’s Blog

It was a great privilege and great fun too to be able to give this year’s Robert Grosseteste Lecture at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on Grosseteste’s Feast day itself. If the technology works you should find links to the text of the lecture and the slide-show that accompanied it below!

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Grosseteste on the liberal arts and education — International Robert Grosseteste Society

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, Bishop David Thomson gave a lecture addressing one of Robert Grosseteste’s earliest treatises. On the Liberal Arts sets Grosseteste’s thoughts on the arts subjects and emphasises moral concerns about the purpose of learning. You can find the video here. Here’s some photos from the event.

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Congratulations to Southmoor Academy

Warmest congratulations to the staff and students at Southmoor Academy, the hub school for OxNet in the north-east, with whom Ordered Universe collaborates for the access to university scheme. The school are the winners in the Best School/College category for the UK Social Mobility Awards. This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the vision of the school and the model that it offers for broadening horizons and genuinely raising aspirations. Claire Ungley, the Raising Aspirations co-ordinator, and OxNet North-East administrator was in London, with other members of the school team to collect the award. It’s a particular privilege to work Southmoor and Sammy Wright the Vice-Principal, and to contribute to a now nationally recognised programme for innovative social mobility.

Sight Rays, Light Rays, and Bubbles

Next week sees the penultimate Ordered Universe symposium in the current series, and we are back in the wonderful surroundings of Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Our meeting will cover collaborative readings of the treatises On LinesOn the Nature of Places (these two really two halves of a single treatise), On the Rainbow, newly edited and translated, On Colour, and a revisit to On the Impressions of the Elements. We’re delighted to welcome new participants, in particular Sophie Abrahams and Joseph Hurd from the University of York, and Jack Ford from University College London. We have made the programme available on Issuu (below) and in PDF form:

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Enormous thanks, as ever, to all of those involved in the organising, especially to Rebekah White and the Oxford team, and to Sarah Gilbert.

New publication: Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education

Delighted to give news of a forthcoming publication from the Ordered Human project, a scion project to Ordered Universe based at Bishop Grosseteste University and the University of Oxford, with many scholars from a wide variety of places and backgrounds. Pubished by Routledge, Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education is edited by Jack Cunningham and Steven Puttick, and will be available on 16th December. Authors include Jack and Steven, Giles Gasper, Brian Tanner, Tom McLeish, Giacchino Curiello, Rosamund Gammie, Peter Claus, Charles Roe, and Adam Hounslow-Eyre.

The volume examines Grosseteste’s ideas on education, bringing together specialists on medieval studies, modern scientists, and contemporary educationalists. A wide array of papers offer reflections on a series of educational processes, located historically and in the modern day, from university access to Gadamer. A tremendous tribute to the energy of Jack and Steven in bringing the collection together, and to the work of the Ordered Human project in expanding the multi-disciplinary ethos to education theory and practice. And it will be out before Christmas…!