Ordered Universe in Action

Festival of Humanities Ordered Universe PosterThe “Ordered Universe” team, that I’ll be with just after Easter, are delighted with a new short film of them in action at last year’s Being Human, Festival of Humanities. Their ‘Dark Ages to Dark Matter‘ day took the participants through the research experience of encountering Robert Grosseteste, piecing together his chronology, crucially sharing a collaborative reading experience, re-creating some of the experiments he recounts, and overlaying the whole with modern ideas, from science and humanities bases.

The film captures the extremely rewarding nature of the day and the very positive engagement of those attending. Alan Fentiman, who made the film, was wonderful to work with, and we’re also very grateful to AHRC Science in Culture, and particularly Dot Fallon and Professor Barry Smith, for suggesting the idea and making it happen.