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    27-Nov-2014, 20:14 UT/GMT
    Sun5Sagittarius30'16"21s13
    Moon14Aquarius44' 0"12s01
    Mercury29Scorpio35'32"19s59
    Venus13Sagittarius52'10"22s40
    Mars24Capricorn28'33"22s36
    Jupiter22Leo25'51"14n43
    Saturn27Scorpio3'19"17s38
    Uranus12Aries48'51"r4n26
    Neptune4Pisces50'15"10s26
    Pluto12Capricorn2'32"20s40
    TrueNode18Libra7'20"r7s06
    Chiron13Pisces6'13"2s12
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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
27-Nov-2014, 20:14 UT/GMT
Sun5Sagittarius30'16"21s13
Moon14Aquarius44' 0"12s01
Mercury29Scorpio35'32"19s59
Venus13Sagittarius52'10"22s40
Mars24Capricorn28'33"22s36
Jupiter22Leo25'51"14n43
Saturn27Scorpio3'19"17s38
Uranus12Aries48'51"r4n26
Neptune4Pisces50'15"10s26
Pluto12Capricorn2'32"20s40
TrueNode18Libra7'20"r7s06
Chiron13Pisces6'13"2s12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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