Ordered Universe Presents…

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 night to remember: THE Awards

We had a wonderful night at the THE Awards, a very exciting, glitzy event at the Grovesnor Hotel, with a fantastic number of shortlisted entrants in the 17 categories. So glitzy that the voiceover for the awards ceremony was provided by the man from X-Factor. The welcome speeches were made by the editor of theContinue reading “A night to remember: THE Awards”

THE Awards – tomorrow evening

Tomorrow is the last formal event from the Ordered Universe for 2014: and it has been a wonderful year. From the Durham workshop on the Rainbow, the sessions at the Medieval Congress in Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, to the International Grosseteste Society conference at Lincoln, the Mahfouz Forum for Interdisciplinarity on the Generation of Sounds,Continue reading “THE Awards – tomorrow evening”

ITV Tyne Tees – Being Human Festival and lessons from 13th Century Science

See Tom and Giles interviewed on ITV Tyne Tees before the Dark Ages to Dark Matter workshop. Many thanks indeed to Richard Wilson who made the feature, and to the Cathedral for letting us film. We find Grosseteste fascinating, and the response to the Festival a great confirmation that others do too. Click the imageContinue reading “ITV Tyne Tees – Being Human Festival and lessons from 13th Century Science”

The Medieval Cosmos – Visualising Grosseteste’s Universe

The Being Human Festival was the occasion for the first public showing of our visualisation of the medieval cosmos. Currently in a 2D format, a 3D version is under development.

Reflections on Being Human – Festival of Humanities

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”

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”

Dark Matter and Modelling the Universe

As we head towards the Festival of Humanities, and the public workshop on Grosseteste’s science, this is a short clip of Giles and Richard talking at the Institute of Computational Cosmology here at Durham.