22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Scientists and Medieval Scholars discover 13th century Big Bang Theory of the Universe.
Durham scientists and scholars find that the Bishop of Lincoln in 1220 invented a 3-dimensional theory of oolour.
Computer simulation brings medieval theory of the universe to life.
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
This work is part of a larger international project on medieval science anchored at Durham university called the "Ordered Universe" project. It has already produced a new book, a paper in the Journal of the Optical Society of America and invitaions to present in New York, Prague, Porto, Prague, Oxford. Initial public press coverage has appeared in New Scientist and BBC Sky and Night Magazine. It proves a very popular vehicle to introdude science topics to people whose interests are more within the humanities, but also gives a new historical persective to the scientific assumptions we make today. It also shows what exciting discoveries can be made by scientists and literary/historical scholars working together.