Below is the list of speakers and their biographies

Dr Bernadette Brady

Bernadette Brady has a PhD in Anthropology (2012) and MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (2005). She is currently a tutor in the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. Her research interests are in the cultural significant of astrology both historically as well as in contemporary life, the cultural influence of stars and the religious and cultural significant of star phases. Apart from journal papers her latest work is Cosmos, Chaosmos and Astrology (Lampeter: Sophia Centre Press, 2014). She currently lives in Bristol, UK.

Dr Nicholas Campion

Nick Campion read history at Queens' College, Cambridge. He gained his MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and was awarded his PhD by the University of the West of England, for a study of contemporary belief in astrology.

He has been involved in documentaries on the subject for BBC1 and Channel 4 (UK), and the Discovery and History Channels; he was formerly Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University.

His research interests include the history of astrology and astronomy as well as the place of both disciplines in contemporary culture, millenarian and apocalyptic belief, magic, New Age and pagan ideas and practices, the sociology of new religious movements and the nature of belief in general.

His most recent book is the major, two-volume History of Western Astrology (London, Continuum 2009). He is currently working on Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religions for New York University Press, and A Historical Dictionary of Astrology for Scarecrow.

He is currently Chair of the Local Organising Committee of the Seventh Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAPVII) and is on the Scientific Organising Committee of the Eighteenth Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC).

Frances Clynes

Frances has a B.Sc and M.Sc. from the Trinity College in Dublin. She works as a lecturer in computing. In 2007, Frances was awarded an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology by Bath Spa University and is currently a tutor at the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, where she is also studying for a PhD.

Dr Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg holds a PhD, History of Art (2014) from the University of Bristol, and a BA Hons (Open) (2006) from the Open University). She is a permanent part-time member of staff at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology).

Her doctoral thesis was entitled 'Giotto's Salone: an astrological investigation into the fresco scheme of the first floor Salone of the Palazzo della Ragione'. She has also written extensively for The Art Book (Wiley-Blackwell) and Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books. From Oct 2010-Jan 2015 Darrelyn taught medieval art and medieval history for the Department of History of Art at the University of Bristol.

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