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Bede the Scientist

Saturday 29 October 2022, 10.00AM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD

Bede has been celebrated as the first English historian; however, his scientific interests and achievements can be traced in much of his writing. On the Reckoning of Time is the earliest comprehensive treatment of measuring time and constructing a Christian calendar. The book includes an explanation of how the Earth was a sphere. On the Nature of Things is a survey of cosmology: Bede reads the cosmos from the heavens, through the atmosphere, to the oceans and rivers of earth. This day course will study Bede’s scientific work, within its historical context.

Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 29 October 2022

Time: 10am-4.30pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £49 


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Location: University of York Campus, Classroom-based