PhD Position for Grosseteste Studies

Some exciting news to pass on. Bishop Grosseteste University is funding a PhD studentship for studies on Grosseteste and the Science of Learning. The Ordered Universe project is delighted to advertise this – please circulate it to any and all who would be interested and qualified. Enquiries about the position should go, as the advertContinue reading “PhD Position for Grosseteste Studies”

Annual Edward Delaval Lecture in Physics – University of Lincoln

Tom McLeish wil deliver the Annual Edward Deleval Lecture in Physics at the University of Lincoln on November 16th. Tom will be talking on: Medieval Science and the Ordered Universe Project. The lecture is open to the public and takes place at 6 pm in the EMMTEC Lecture Theatre, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln. We haveContinue reading “Annual Edward Delaval Lecture in Physics – University of Lincoln”

Astronomy Domine: The Ordered Universe set the controls for the heart of Rome

Just as celestial bodies, according to medieval astronomy, would be brought to convergence by the motion of the firmament, so many members of the Ordered Universe project will converge in Rome in the first full week of April, drawn there by the gravitational pull of our workshop schedule. The focus this time will be onContinue reading “Astronomy Domine: The Ordered Universe set the controls for the heart of Rome”

Gravitational Waves and the Cosmic ‘Sonativum’

Only an Ordered Universe blogpost could deserve a title like that.  We cannot let a discovery of such reach, beauty, conceptual depth and powerful simplicity (yes indeed) as the LIGO team’s announcement this month of the first detection of gravitational radiation go without a celebratory comment from the Robert Grosseteste club here. Robert did, after all,Continue reading “Gravitational Waves and the Cosmic ‘Sonativum’”

Medieval Rainbows at Cambridge Mathematics

Ordered Universe Co-investigator Tom McLeish was invited down to the Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) to talk about the project in that famous institution’s regular ‘fluids’ seminar series.

Scribal loyalties: A note from a new post-doc.

Reading and transcribing medieval manuscripts is a task that is humbling and exhilarating in equal measure. It is a very immediate way in which to bring the past back to life; a direct link to the physical presence of the great thinkers and writers we study. They bear witness to profound achievements attained without theContinue reading “Scribal loyalties: A note from a new post-doc.”

Tom McLeish, and the Ordered Universe in Brisbane

As part of a series of lectures in Australia and New Zealand, on subjects connected to his recent book, Faith and Wisdom in Science, Rheology, and the Ordered Universe project, and fresh from Melbourne, Tom  will be speaking in Brisbane next Tuesday, 15th September, on: Working with Medieval Scholars on 13th Century Science Texts – AContinue reading “Tom McLeish, and the Ordered Universe in Brisbane”

Cheltenham Science Festival…Today!

The Ordered Universe will be presenting later today at the Cheltenham Science Festival. Tom, Hannah and Giles will talk with Lord Professor Robert Winston, and with the audience on the project, Grosseteste and Science and Humanities in collaboration. The project was selected by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of its partnership with theContinue reading “Cheltenham Science Festival…Today!”

Pembroke College Oxford – a Very Short Introduction

After workshops and conferences held in Durham, Porto and Lincoln, it seems only right that the interdisciplinary and international team of the Ordered Universe Project is now meeting in Oxford – the very place where Grosseteste spent part of his early scholarly career and where today the Bodleian and College libraries keep many of theContinue reading “Pembroke College Oxford – a Very Short Introduction”