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If you have enjoyed Bede's Library, you can order my book, The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution (US) from or God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science (UK) from

For my latest thoughts on science, politics, religion and history, read Quodlibeta




Does your Local historical Association, Parish or University Society need a speaker?

I am available to give talks on the history of science and religion, medieval science or the Middle Ages more generally depending on what would most interest your members.  Although happy to travel, I am based in the south east of England so engagements in London and the Home Counties are particularly welcome.  I don't expect to be paid (apart from travel expenses) but appreciate a chance to sell and sign books afterwards.   

Drop me an email at if you might be interested.

You can watch and listen to a couple of my talks here:

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Last revised: 29 May, 2013