Ordered Universe and Being Human – On Film

We are delighted with the new short film of the Ordered Universe team in action at last year’s DSC_0682Festival of Humanities Ordered Universe PosterBeing Human, Festival of Humanities. Our ‘Dark Ages to Dark Matter‘ day took the participants through the research experience of encountering Grosseteste, piecing together his chronology, crucially sharing a collaborative reading experience, re-creating some of the experiments he recounts, and overlaying the whole with modern ideas, from science and humanities bases. Continue reading

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

Screenshot 2014-11-26 12.30.10For 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 modern science, from blackholes, to human-animal relations, epigenetics and the nature of human identity and consciousness. Be inspired. Continue reading

Facing Out – Being Human Festival in Durham, November 2014

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Facing Out Video

SOCIAL_MEDIA_RGB_02_500PXAs 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 Dark Matter is 18th November, with the lecture in Ushaw on the evening of the 19th; Face-to-Face happens throughout that week in Palace Green Library. Continue reading