Ordered Universe at Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2019

Ordered Universe will be taking part in the 2019 Leeds International Congress, the largest forum for sharing research on the Middle Ages in Europe. The project has a lot to offer on the special conference theme of ‘Materialities’  so we proposed four sessions and a roundtable, all of  which were accepted. The Ordered Universe activities will take place Continue reading

Project Cosmos: Cambridge e-Luminate Festival

The Ordered Universe has another artistic collaboration up and running. Project Cosmos, funded by Durham University, is a collaboration with projection artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid from The Projection Studio. Drawing on previous experience of working together for World Machine, in tandem with the Durham Institute of Computational Cosmology, for Durham Lumiere 2015 (returning in 2017), the project will create another light and sound show fusing the past and present. Continue reading

Comparative Cosmologies: Robert Grosseteste and Modern Cosmology

IMG_1325DSC_0624Professor 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 project moving between the historical location of Grosseteste’s vision of the universe in which he lived, and modern conceptions and theories of the same. Continue reading

Ordered Universe Presents…

IMG_559220140923_091840Ordered 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’ focused on the team’s discussion of that treatise, its background and the challenges in rendering the making of the medieval universe. Continue reading