BBC Newcastle – Grosseteste Day: Being Human Festival

SOCIAL_MEDIA_RGB_02_500PXSo, 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 6.00 pm. You can hear Giles being interviewed by Ingrid Hagemann on her show this morning, the interview is about  2 hours 36 minutes (well, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 27 seconds to be more precise) into the listen-again podcast, which is available for the next four weeks. It was great to chat about why Grosseteste should be more of a household name, and the exciting ways in which the past can inspire the present and the future. Continue reading

Ordered Universe: BBC Newcastle, Conversation and other news

We have passed the 25,000 reader mark on The Conversation, which is very encouraging, and the comments make interesting reading too. Also, Giles was interviewed on the Ingrid Hagemann show for BBC Newcastle on Sunday – still four days left on i-Player (at around 8.40 am). Just to let you know!