Conference news: Jim Al-Khalili

  With a day to go before the Ordered Universe conference on Science, Imagination and Wonder, we’re very much looking forward to the public lecture to be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, On the Shoulders of Giants: Optics before Newton, in the Weston Library, from 17.15 on

Conference Previews: Science, Imagination and…

Preparations for the Ordered Universe conference which takes place at Pembroke College, Oxford 3-6 April, are moving on apace. In addition to our three keynote speakers, Professors Jim Al-Khalili (Surrey), Suzanne Akbari (Toronto) and Simon Oliver (Durham), we have a nice array of papers submitted, from a fantastic range of disciplines, which are forming themselves intoContinue reading “Conference Previews: Science, Imagination and…”

Space, Place and Elements: Ordered Universe Symposium

Tomorrow sees the fifth Ordered Universe symposium in the current series, as funded by the AHRC (and the twentieth in the all-time rankings) get underway. We’ll be focusing on three texts, all from the mid-years of Grosseteste’s scientific writing career: On the Six Differences, On Comets and On the Impressions of the Elements. All are beautiful, intricate andContinue reading “Space, Place and Elements: Ordered Universe Symposium”

New Year? New Symposium!

  The Ordered Universe team are throwing themselves into 2018 with another symposium that will focus on preparing our collaborative editions and translations of the shorter scientific works of Robert Grosseteste. The symposium will be held Jan 7th–10th 2018 at Pembroke College, Oxford, and this time around the team will be reading Robert Grosseteste’s De cometis, DeContinue reading “New Year? New Symposium!”

Oxnet Access Scheme Summer School 2017 – What the students said…

From the Ordered Universe themed summer school for the Oxnet Access to University scheme, a short film with some of the very talented student participants. A reminder of the  quality of their questions, and keenness to contribute and engage, and of an uplifting week in Pembroke College under the inspired leadership of Dr Peter Claus.Continue reading “Oxnet Access Scheme Summer School 2017 – What the students said…”

Inspiring Young Minds with Old Thinking

A blog from Thomas Henderson, Durham University, History undergraduate, and recipient of a Laidlaw Scholarship, attached to the project for the next two years. Last week, the Ordered Universe enjoyed a prominent role in OxNet Access Week summer school at Pembroke College, Oxford. Run under the aegis of Dr Peter Claus, the programme is designedContinue reading “Inspiring Young Minds with Old Thinking”

Opening a new chapter for Ordered Universe

Next week marks a new line of activity for the Ordered Universe project, and one that has been some time in planning and design. In a nutshell, the project will form part of an award-winning scheme to encourage access to university from school pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged and non-traditional University application backgrounds. The approachContinue reading “Opening a new chapter for Ordered Universe”

Keynote Speakers: Science, Imagination and Wonder – Oxford Conference April 2018

Delighted to announce our three keynote speakers for the Ordered Universe conference in April 2018 (3rd-5th), Science, Imagination and Wonder – The Legacy of Robert Grosseteste. 

Science, Imagination and Wonder: Call for Papers and Posters

The Ordered Universe, in association with the International Robert Grosseteste Society, is organising a conference, 3-5 April 2018, at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. The call for Papers and Posters is available now. Please circulate and put in an application! Science, Imagination and Wonder: Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy…  

Heat, Comets, and Collaboration: a post by Dr Seb Falk

The 18th Ordered Universe symposium – and the fourth held under the sponsorship of the Arts and Humanities Research Council – took place in Oxford, at Pembroke College,  on 17-19 May. We were wonderfully hosted by the College, with lunches and dinners held in its magnificent Victorian Gothic hall; the symposium organisation