One of the wider activities with which the Ordered Universe is engaged is the OxNet access initiative, which seeks to place university learning directly into schools. In the case of the collaboration with Ordered Universe this involves team members bringing the world of medieval science and of the array of disciplines that make up theContinue reading “OxNet & Ordered Universe: Seminars and Easter School in the North-East Hub”
For the 2017–18 academic year, the Ordered Universe Project has continued its partnership with OxNet, an outreach scheme superintended by Pembroke College, Oxford. So far this year, students from local schools have attended evening seminars taught by leading academics from Durham and Sunderland Universities, and now those students have been invited to spend two daysContinue reading “Back To (Easter) School”
The first week of July, 4th-7th, saw the annual Leeds International Medieval Congress, the UK/European equivalent to the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress. The two congresses have slightly different flavours and constituencies; and for the UK contingent Leeds has the merit of being a lot closer to home. The overarching theme for Leeds this year was food,Continue reading “Ordered Universe at Leeds IMC”
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”
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”
The Ordered Universe project is delighted that Mike Huxtable will be delivering the Annual Grosseteste Lecturer for 2015, at Bishop Grosseteste University. Mike’s lecture is entitled: ‘A Guided Tour of Robert Grosseteste’s Chateau d’Amour‘ The lecture will take place at on Friday, October 9th, at Bishop Grosseteste University, Robert Hardy Lecture Theatre, starting at 3.pm.
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”
Grosseteste speaks in the De artibus liberalibus – On the Liberal Arts of the healing power of music, as part of a psychological study on proportion, harmony and the exercise of will and passion. As part of the workshop in Lincoln (hosted at and by Bishop Grosseteste University) next week, the newly formed ‘Cantus [In]firmus’ willContinue reading “Singing for the Lincolnite”
Over dinner on Thursday, Mike treated us to a reading a 14th century moralising poem, celebrating Grosseteste’s love of the harp, the virtues with which he associated it, and the symbolism to which it was ascribed. The poem appeared in the 1303 Handlyng Synne, by Robert Manning of Bourne/Robert de Brune.
The workshop participants are gathering, and the Ordered Universe research project starts its next treatise formally on Thursday, but with a series of project meetings tomorrow.