An Introduction to the Quadrivium

Subject: Lectures
Dates: 6 November 2019
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: John Martineau
Full price
£ 7
Student concession
£ 5
OAP concession
£ 5

In this fascinating illustrated lecture, publisher John Martineau will talk about the Seven Liberal Arts, the heart of the Classical curriculum, which was taught in various forms from Plato to the Renaissance.

The Liberal Arts were traditionally divided into the Trivium, the three arts which dealt with language (grammar, logic and rhetoric), and the Quadrivium, the four arts that dealt with number (mathematics, music, geometry, and astronomy).

This lecture will show how the Quadrivium remains relevant today, and how it informs more complex subjects, such as symmetry, poetics, and aesthetics.

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Tutor biography

John Martineau

John Martineau is the publisher and editor of the international Wooden Books pocket series, which has been translated into over 20 languages. He also runs a technology company, specialising in local digital publishing. Author of A Little Book of Coincidence in the Solar System, he is currently writing a popular science book on the fine-tuning problem in cosmology. A keen walker, he lives in Suffolk with his wife and children.