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    Moon22Leo30' 4"10n19
    Mercury0Aries5'53"1s47
    Venus16Taurus24'58"17n34
    Mars29Aries35' 3"11n12
    Jupiter12Leo42'24"r17n55
    Saturn4Sagittarius42' 9"r18s58
    Uranus16Aries5' 9"5n45
    Neptune8Pisces27'56"9s05
    Pluto15Capricorn28'18"20s29
    TrueNode10Libra0'11"3s58
    Chiron18Pisces40' 1"0n24
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University of Wales, Lampeter
The Sophia Centre
Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture

The Centre was set up with funding from the Sophia Trust and is located within the University's Archaeology and Anthropology department. It has a wide-ranging remit to investigate the role of cosmological, astrological and astronomical beliefs, models and ideas in human culture, including the theory and practice of myth, magic, divination, religion, spirituality, politics and the arts. The main qualification we teach is the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

Much of our work is historical but we are equally concerned with contemporary culture and lived experience. If you are interested in the way we use the sky to create meaning and significance then the Centre may be the best place for you to study.

'The scope of the MA is as broad as possible and the syllabus is ground-breaking, unique and innovative. We study the many ways in which human beings have used the sky as a theatrical backdrop to tell stories and create meaning.' Dr Nick Campion, Director of the Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture.

Staff Profiles:

Nick Campion
BA (Queens' College, Cambridge), MA (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), PhD (University of the West of England).
Director of the Centre and Course Director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology
E mail: n.campion@lamp.ac.uk

Nick Campion read history at Queens' College, Cambridge, and has been teaching the history of astrology since 1982. He has lectured widely and has been involved in documentaries on the subject for BBC1 and Channel 4 (UK), and the Discovery and History Channels. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University. His research interests include the history of astrology and astronomy as well as the place of both disciplines in contemporary culture, millenarian and apocalyptic belief, magic, New Age and pagan ideas and practices, the sociology of new religious movements and the nature of belief in general.

University of Wales, Lampeter
The Sophia Centre
Main Contacts
University Telephone No:
01570 422351

From Overseas:
+44 1570 422351

Main University Fax No:
01570 423423

Students' Union Telephone No:
01570 422619

E mail: n.campion@lamp.ac.uk

More Information about the Sophia Centre

Current Planets
31-Mar-2015, 02:59 UT/GMT
Sun10Aries4'59"4n00
Moon22Leo30' 4"10n19
Mercury0Aries5'53"1s47
Venus16Taurus24'58"17n34
Mars29Aries35' 3"11n12
Jupiter12Leo42'24"r17n55
Saturn4Sagittarius42' 9"r18s58
Uranus16Aries5' 9"5n45
Neptune8Pisces27'56"9s05
Pluto15Capricorn28'18"20s29
TrueNode10Libra0'11"3s58
Chiron18Pisces40' 1"0n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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