Summer School 2019
The Sophia Centre Summer School 2019 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.
Sun 14 - Wed 17 July (finishing at lunch time) 2019
University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales
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.
Accommodation at the university
To book bed and breakfast on campus for the Sophia Centre Conference and the Summer School go here and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Payment will be taken on arrival.
If you wish to book accommodation outside the university, you will find details here.
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 Sunday to Tuesday and £20 for Wednesday to help to assist with expenses
Travel: Everyone arranges their own travel. However we are arranging, for any student that needs it, a free bus from Lampeter to Swansea Railway Station directly after lunch on Wednesday.
If you want to team up with other students you could use the 'unofficial' Sophia Facebook page to get in touch.
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.
Registration is now closed.
Timetable subject to alterations.
Sunday 14 July
The 2019 Summer School, A theme of Sacred Place
Monday 15 July
Field Trip Day - St David's and St Non's
Tuesday 16 July
Wednesday 17 July - a half day
Welcome to the public outreach page of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, with information about studying with the University, as well as links to related conferences, classes, publications and events. To go straight to the Sophia Centre's University page please go here.