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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Being Human: a festival of humanities - Public Lecture - Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter

18th November 2016, 15:00 to 17:00, Durham Cathedral, Chapter House , Dr Philipp Nothaft, All Souls College, University of Oxford

We are very pleased to give details of the Durham University contribution to the Being Human Festival of Humanities 2016. The Festival is the only UK Festival of Humanities, and showcases the central role of humanities in contemporary research, its interaction with science, social science, and the multitude of exciting, creative, and stimulating projects being undertaken.

The Durham activities form part of a suite of events across the North-East, and the whole of the country, in mid-november. Our theme is the universe and human perception from the ancient world to the modern-day. Featuring research from the Ordered Universe project on medieval and modern science, the EAGLE galaxy modelling programmes, research on ancient astronomy, medieval astrolabes, Renaissance attitudes towards science, John Dalton and colour vision in the 18th century, Ushaw College and its scientific holdings, and contemporary astronomy, we have to principle events under the title: ‘Heavens Above!’

This public lecture will take place in Durham Cathedral, Chapter House, and will be delivered by Dr Philipp Nothaft, All Souls College, University of Oxford: ‘Medieval Time Reckoning and the Dating of Easter’.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite. For more details please contact

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