The first in a short series of films by Claire Todd chronicling the development of the National Glass Centre exhibition drawing on Ordered Universe research and the scientific works of Robert Grosseteste. Here Colin Rennie talks about his rainbow sculpture. We are very grateful to Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study for providing resource toContinue reading “Colin Rennie – Video-Log1: Making a Rainbow”
Another memorable day at the National Glass Centre. Giles, Brian and Alex Carr, together with David Lowther (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Durham, working on the history of zoology in the modern period, especially of collections and birds), went over to Sunderland to see the preparations for the Grosseteste-inspired exhibition opening in October. We alsoContinue reading “Colour is Light: Through a Glass Darkly”
The Ordered Universe project featured today at Durham University’s Celebrating Arts and Humanities Research Day. The second annual event of its kind, the day showcased research from the past year from all of the departments within the Faculty (History, English, Classics, Theology and Religion, Music, Philosophy, and Modern Languages and Cultures).
Absolutely thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibition at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. Artists Cate Watkinson and Colin Rennie, with contributions from MA and PhD students from the Centre will be creating a fantastic array of installations, all based on Grosseteste’s treatises on light, colour and the rainbow. The exhibition will run fromContinue reading “Exhibition at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland”
An absolutely fantastic day in Cambridge on February 10th, with the launch of the e-luminate festival. Ordered Universe team members, Giles Gasper, Tom McLeish, Richard Bower, Hannah Smithson and Sebastian Falk presented the project, and interactive activities on medieval and modern science to the public at Great St Mary’s Church. With over 250 visitors toContinue reading “Ordered Universe at Cambridge e-luminate – Spiritus: Light and Dark”
Our Through a Glass Darkly meeting last week gave a considerable amount of food for thought. Catching up with the progress that the Ordered Universe team have made on Grosseteste’s treatises over the last three symposia On the Liberal Arts, On the Generation of Sounds, On the Six Differences, On the Sphere and the very first glimpses of On Comets was a reminder, again, ofContinue reading “Colour, Light, Glass and Exploding Rainbows”
The next in the Ordered Universe Through a Glass Darkly Creative Collaboration Seminars with the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, takes place next week, on January 10th. This time we will be in Durham, at the Department of History and, to top the day off, at the Palace Green Library learning centre to be introduced toContinue reading “Through a Glass Darkly: Creative Collaborative Seminar”
Part of the Being Human National Festival of Humanities, the Heaven’s Above! Interactive Exhibition takes place on Saturday 19th November, 11.00-18.00. The exhibition will include the Ordered Universe project on the scientific world of Robert Grosseteste (c.1168-1253), medieval time reckoning in the exquisite Durham Cathedral manuscript Hunter 100 and medieval astrolabes. Art-work from sculptor AlexandraContinue reading “Heaven’s Above: Interactive Exhibition”
The second creative collaboration seminars for the Through a Glass Darkly project took place on 31st August, with a return visit for Ordered Universe team members to the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. This time, however, it was the turn of the scientists and mediaevalists to try their hands at working with glass. We did so, withContinue reading “Through a Glass Darkly: Making with Glass”
The second in a series of creative collaboration seminars between the Ordered Universe project and the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, takes place tomorrow. Teams from both units will meet, this time the OU participants will be introduced to sand-casting and glass-cutting. Photographs and video of the results will be posted, so watch this space!