From the Dark Ages to Dark Matter in Pictures
Who are we? Why do we exist? What is the universe?
Festival attendees explored these fundamental questions in an encounter between medieval and modern science, through the writings and imagination of the famous medieval scientist Robert Grosseteste (c. 1170–1253). The day-long workshop at Durham Cathedral unlocked the secrets of the medieval universe, the medieval ‘big bang’ and the medieval explanation for rainbows.
Popular science journalist Michael Brooks chaired the day.
A photographic record of the day (photos courtesy of Gabriel Fidler and Giles Gasper).