Summer School 2018
The Sophia Centre Summer School 2018 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.
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.
Accommodation at the university
The University has reserved some bed-and-breakfast rooms on the campus for Sophia Centre Summer School delegates. This must be reserved separately to your Summer School Registration. There is a variety of rooms - some twin, some single, some ensuite, some not. In order to book please e mail Huw Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your dates and desired accommodation. Please state that you are attending the Sophia Centre Summer School. As accommodation is limited you should make your booking as soon as possible.
9-12 July 2018
University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales
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
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.
Venue: we have space in the friendly surroundings at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter.
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 £35 per day Monday to Wednesday and £20 for Thursday to help to assist with expenses
Travel and Accommodation: Everyone arranges their own travel.
If you wish to book accommodation outside the university, you will find details here: Sophia Centre Conference 2018.
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)
At the moment we are still finalising the summer school schedule but the broad shape of it is:
Monday 9 July
Morning: lectures and discussions all day
Tuesday 10 July
Morning: field trip day - Strata Florida and Aberystwyth and the Welsh National Library
Wednesday 11 July
Lectures all day
Wednesday evening : fish and Chip night at Aberaeron
Thursday 12 July
Thursday: half day then bus to Swansea for trains to London or anywhere else you need to go!
List of teachers at the summer school 2018:
PLUS guest lecturers from Lampeter
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9-12 Jul, Sophia Centre
7-8 Jul, Sophia Centre conf.
Rivers, Mountains, Sky
6 Jul, Sophia Centre
Graduation MA A&A
14 Mar, Harmony Initiative
Action and Activism
17 Feb, Sophia Centre
5 Feb, Sophia Centre
New semester starts