Summer School 2017

The Sophia Centre Summer School 2017 for the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology

The MA has been running summer schools for over a decade and has developed a successful model that comprises a balance of academic discussion and debate, enjoyable social activities and crucial interaction between students and tutors. This year we are also adding into the mix Skill Sessions which are focused on hands-on learning. So bring your computers!

The Summer School is open to all students of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, all PhD students associated with the Sophia Centre and all MA Alumni. Also by invitation to special guests.


27-30 June 2017


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, UK

Click here to view a live photo stream of the summer school.

You should register by Paypal if possible but, if you can't, email Dr Nick Campion and you can arrange to pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Please select the days you wish to attend Summer School

Registration has now closed.

The annual summer school is our chance to come together, socialise and study. The precise time table is always finalised at the last moment because it depends very much on which students are attending, and therefore who is giving presentations: we try to give any students who are attending and have conducted research projects a chance to present their work.

Sophia Centre Summer School

Venue: we have space in the elegant surroundings of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute in Bath. Please don't contact the Institute directly.

Attendance: the Summer School is only open to Sophia Centre graduates and students, or other individuals who collaborate with the Centre, by invitation. You do not have to attend all four days. Please register for those days you plan to attend so we can plan ahead

Cost: The University of Wales subsidises the School, but we charge £20 per day Tuesday to Thursday and £10 for Friday to help to assist with expenses

Travel and Accommodation: Everyone arranges their own travel and accommodation. You will find details on the conference website at

If you want to team up with other students you could use the 'unofficial' Sophia Facebook page to get in touch.

Draft Timetable (subject to change)

Monday 26 June

7pm - Join us for the traditional pre-summer school get-together in All Bar One, Bath. If you wish to attend, please email Dr. Frances Clynes at

Tuesday 27 June

Morning: presentations by tutors, afternoon: student presentations

Wednesday 28 June

Morning: presentations by tutors, afternoon: student presentations

Thursday 29 June

Field trip

We will be visiting the great Wells Cathedral accompanied by our visiting specialist, Jon Cannon

Check out the Wells Cathedral website.

Read about Jon Cannon.

Wells Cathedral

Jon Cannon

Friday 30 June

Morning only: presentations by tutors

List of teachers at the summer school 2017:

Nick Campion
Maria Nita
Frances Clynes
Anthony Thorley
Chris Mitchell
Fabio Silva
Laura Andrikopoulos
Darrelyn Gunzburg
Bernadette Brady

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