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Programme (5-6 April 2013)



Clare College, Cambridge

DAY ONE: Friday 5 April 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Chair: Douglas Hedley, Clare College

12.00 Buffet Lunch

2.00-2.45         Michael Langford (emeritus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge)

The Great Tew Circle and the Cambridge Platonists

2.45-3.15         Dimitri Levitin (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Discussion: Cambridge Platonists as Historians of Philosophy

3.15 Tea/Coffee

3.35-4.20         Guido Giglioni (Warburg Institute, University of London)

 A Natural History of Conatus: Traces of Bacon’s Philosophy in More’s Enchiridion Metaphysicum

4.20-4.50         Torrance Kirby (McGill University, Montreal)

Discussion: Cambridge Platonism and Hooker

5.00-7.00         visit to Emmanuel College (1 hour), and downtime

7.00-7.30         drinks reception, Munro Room, Old Court, Queens’ College

7.30                 Workshop dinner, Old Senior Common Room, Queens’ College


DAY TWO: Saturday 6 April 9.00am – 6.00 pm

Chair: Sarah Hutton, Aberystwyth University

9.00-9.45         Jan Rohls (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Cudworth and the Discussion on the Trinity

9.45-10.15       John Marenbon (Trinity College, Cambridge)

Discussion: Cambridge Platonism and the ‘Problem of Paganism’

10.15 Tea/Coffee

10.30-11.15     Christian Hengstermann (Origen Research Centre, University of Münster)

“‘…as great a Heroe of Antiquity, and Christianity’ – George Rust and the Origenian Renaissance in early modern Cambridge”

11.15-12.00     Anna Corrias (Warburg Institute, University of London)

From the Body of the Soul to the Body of Christ: Cambridge Platonists’ Notion of Extended Spirituality in Theological Context

12.00-12.45     Marilyn Lewis (Greater Leys, Oxford)

The “Educational Influence” of Ralph Cudworth and Henry More: a model for understanding tutorial relationships and student networks at Christ’s College, Cambridge, 1641-1688

1.00     Buffet Lunch

2.00-3.00         Igor Agostini (Università del Salento)

Henry More and the Sources of the Doctrine of Spiritual Extension

3.00-3.30         Scott Mandelbrote (Peterhouse, Cambridge)

Discussion: Joseph Beaumont and anti-Platonism

3.30     Tea/Coffee

3.45-4.30         Cecilia Muratori (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

“A Philosopher “at Randome”: The English Jakob Böhme”

4.30-5.00         Richard Serjeantson (St John’s College, Cambridge)

Discussion: Henry More and the Origins of English Natural Theology

5.00-7.00         visit to Christ’s College (1 hour), and downtime

7.00-7.30         drinks reception, Clare College

7.30                 dinner, Great Hall, Clare College

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