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!”
Richard Bower’s public lecture during the Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University, workshop took place in the Chapter House, almost directly underneath a 19th century window of Grosseteste in reforming action. Having given the Grosseteste Day lecture in October 2013, this was a return Lincoln visit for Richard. His new lecture took the audience from the medieval universe,Continue reading “Comparative Cosmologies: Robert Grosseteste and Modern Cosmology”
The De artibus liberalibus (On the Liberal Arts) has felt somewhat different from the three treatises that the Ordered Universe group had looked at before. Unlike the De colore, the De iride, the De luce and the De generatione sonorum, the De artibus liberalibus isn’t primarily aimed at elucidating a phenomenon of natural order –Continue reading “Living in an Ordered Universe”
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival programme has been released online. A tremendous number of events, from Brian Cox, to Dinosaur Wars, Hacking and Big Data, Quantum Technology, and Robert Grosseteste. Tom, Hannah and Giles will be presenting ‘Grosseteste: The Greatest Mind You’ve Never Heard Of‘ (not that this applies to any readers of this blog!)Continue reading “The Times Cheltenham Science Festival Programme Online”
Professor Richard Bower, stalwart of the Ordered Universe project, and a senior member of the Durham Institute of Computational Cosmology, will be delivering a public lecture in the Chapter House, Lincoln Cathedral, at 6.30 pm, on April 9th. Richard’s title: ‘Comparative Cosmologies: Robert Grosseteste and Modern Cosmology‘ reflects the on-going engagement of the Ordered Universe projectContinue reading “Comparative Cosmologies: Robert Grosseteste and Modern Cosmology”
Richard Bower, one of the core research team members of the Ordered Universe project will be giving a lunchtime seminar today at the Durham University Institute of Advanced Study (1-2 pm in the Seminar Room) Richard is currently a Christopherson Knott Fellow at the Institute, and is exploring comparative cosmologies.
Ordered Universe presents the two, joint, public lectures from earlier this year at the Mahfouz Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford. After a lovely introduction from the Master, Dame Lynne Brindley, we gave two linked presentations. The first, involving Tom, Giles and Richard, ‘Forming the Body of the Cosmos: Robert Grosseteste’s ‘On Light’ focusedContinue reading “Ordered Universe Presents…”
A photographic record of the day (photos courtesy of Gabriel Fidler and Giles Gasper).
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”
Being Human, the Festival of the Humanities is now a little under a month away. Ordered Universe team members at the Dark Ages to Dark Matter activities will include: Giles Gasper, Tom McLeish, Hannah Smithson, Richard Bower, Brian Tanner, Mike Huxtable and Sigbjørn Sønnesyn. There will be a number of Durham students involved as well,Continue reading “Ordered Universe at the Festival of Humanities”