Alumni Events

Spring 2017 Alumni Short Course
£25 (fund-raiser)

Chris Mitchell

Medieval Astrology

18:30 - 20:30 GMT

Thursday 23 March (GMT) 2017  -   Thursday 30 March (BST) 2017  -   Thursday 6 April (BST) 2017

Astrology was an integral part of the medieval world view, a visible aspect of a living and divine cosmos. It was taught in schools and monasteries and universities. It was used in medicine, weather forecasting, fortune telling and in founding new cities. It was the cutting-edge science of its day, uniting scholars and bringing together Jews, Muslims, Christians and Indians, teaching and using it on a day to day basis.

While modern astrology and medieval astrology draw upon the same concepts - planets, signs and houses - the medieval astrological toolbox has numerous techniques that aren't widely used in modern astrology. This course will explore the place of astrology in the medieval world view, and investigate some of these techniques.

Come along and find out why syzygy is more than just a high-scoring Scrabble word, and where your Part of Bondage is!

This fundraiser only costs £25 for students and graduates only.

Registration is now closed.