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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course is part of the Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Every early society wondered about the heavens; the ancient Greeks started a particularly bold project of finding a physical model of the cosmos and the extraordinary idea of using geometry to explain the heavens. We look at early cosmology and how physical and mathematical arguments developed around Plato, Aristotle and successors.


Course dates

17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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