Sophia Centre Review

September 2020




Welcome

Editorial

Welcome to the Sophia Centre Review, a new periodic online publication dedicated to the subject areas covered by the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. As many of you will know already, the Sophia Centre is concerned with the history and philosophy of astrology and cultural astronomy in all regions and in all time periods.

By Dr. Nicholas Campion

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Current Affairs

Persian World History and the Covid Crisis

It's no exaggeration to say that the current health and economic crisis is the first truly global crisis. Previous plagues, and even two World Wars, never touched the whole planet. In this respect I notice this letter on page 30 of The Times on 28 March 2020.

By Dr Nicholas Campion


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Announcing

The Journal of Dark Sky Studies

I am a student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, pursuing graduate studies in Cultural Astronomy through the Sophia Centre. Currently, I am engaged in research for my MA disseration, which is focused upon "dark sky friendly" LED streetlight retrofits.

By Jessica Heim



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Featured Article

Did a Comet Collision Trigger the Farming Revolution

Comet collisions constitute a rare but world-changing example of the effect of astronomy on life on Earth. Everyone knows the theory that a comet (or asteroid - both have their advocates) hit the Yucatan peninsula 65 million years ago and triggered the demise of the giant dinosaurs.

By Dr Nicholas Campion

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Conversations

Interview with Patrick Curry

Patrick Curry is a a tutor in the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and was formerly Senior Lecturer first at Bath Spa University and then the University of Kent. He runs the 9th House website, which posts academic resources on astrology, and is also a world-renowned expert on the life an writing of J.R.R. Tolkein.

By Dr. Nicholas Campion

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Accepting Applications

MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology

The Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA is a unique online programme that is in it's nineteenth year this Fall. It is the only academic degree in the world to examine our relationship with the cosmos.

Further information on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology or to make an inquiry click below:

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