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 ( 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

Monday 9 July

Tuesday 10 July

Wednesday 11 July

Thursday 12 July

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 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:

Laura Andrikopoulos
Bernadette Brady
Nick Campion
Frances Clynes
Chris Mitchell
Fabio Silva
PLUS guest lecturers from Lampeter

Fill in the form below and click Submit if you would like to register your interest in knowing more of what the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has to offer you.

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