New Publication: Grosseteste and Religious and Scientific Learning

Robert Grosseteste and the pursuit of Religious and Scientific learning in the Middle-Ages. (Springer 2016) Eds. Jack P. Cunningham & M. Hocknull. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-33468, ISBN 978-3-319-33466-0. No. of pages 401. No. of illustrations 16 colour. £86.00. July 2016 will see the publication of the proceedings of the 3rd international Robert Grosseteste Conference which took placeContinue reading “New Publication: Grosseteste and Religious and Scientific Learning”

Medieval Physics in Oxford: Reflections by Brian Tanner

When Jo Ashbourn, Senior Tutor at St Cross College, Oxford asked me to summarize the proceedings at the end of a one day conference on Medieval Physics in Oxford, I responded enthusiastically. Several weeks later at the start of what proved to be an interesting day, I was less than certain that it had beenContinue reading “Medieval Physics in Oxford: Reflections by Brian Tanner”

Medieval Physics in Oxford

Jack Cunningham and Brian Tanner, core members of the Ordered Universe research team will be taking part in a fantastic looking conference organised by the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics at St Cross College in Oxford. The Centre under its Director Dr Jo Ashbourn is dedicated to the philosophy and methodologies of physics pastContinue reading “Medieval Physics in Oxford”

On the liberal arts and the generation of sounds

Robert Grosseteste suggested in his treatise on the liberal arts that in all areas of human endeavour it is necessary to choose carefully the hour most propitious for the undertaking one wants to carry through. Plants carry more fruit if planted when the celestial spheres are correctly aligned, and base metals are transformed into goldContinue reading “On the liberal arts and the generation of sounds”

A Guided Tour of the Chateau d’Amour: with video clips

Last week, on Friday 9th October, Michael Huxtable gave his lecture ‘A Guided Tour of the Chateau d’Amour’ as the Annual Bishop Grosseteste Lecture, at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. The 9th, at least according to the Anglican canon, is the commemorative day for Grosseteste, and the lecture was given in collaboration with Lincoln Cathedral. Michael’sContinue reading “A Guided Tour of the Chateau d’Amour: with video clips”

Book Launch: Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

A notice of a special event for Philippa Hoskin and the Lincoln Record Society: On Friday 11th Sept. 2015 the Lincoln Record Society will be launching their much anticipated, Robert Grosseteste as Bishop of Lincoln: The Episcopal Rolls 1235-1253. Ed. Philippa M. Hoskin, Pub. Boydell & Brewer. The event is free (including parking) and light refreshment will beContinue reading “Book Launch: Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln”

Lincoln Workshop in Pictures

It is now just over six weeks since the workshop on the Liberal Arts in Lincoln; thoughts are still buzzing about the discussions and the treatises, and what the nature of inter-disciplinary research actually consists of, as well as the delight in new discoveries, learning and having one’s eyes well and truly opened. Here areContinue reading “Lincoln Workshop in Pictures”

Comparative Cosmologies: Robert Grosseteste and Modern Cosmology

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”

Liberal Arts

The next Ordered Universe symposium will take place at Bishop Grosseteste University, in Lincoln, 8th-10th April, 2015. Jack Cunningham and his team at BGU will be taking the helm for the symposium, dedicated to the two earliest of Grosseteste’s works, a second series of sessions on the De generatione sonorum, On the Generation of Sounds, and a firstContinue reading “Liberal Arts”

Ordered Universe 2010-2014: a Visual Compilation

The Ordered Universe Project completed its 12th research symposium with the Mahfouz Forum on De generatione sonorum [‘On the Generation of Sounds]. For those that couldn’t be there the public lectures will be available soon, but in the meantime, there is available here a conspectus in visual form of our activities: pick your own sound-track (and watchContinue reading “Ordered Universe 2010-2014: a Visual Compilation”