Category Ebor Lecture Series, Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
'The Beginning and The End: Images of the Universe'
Dr Valerie Shrimplin will discuss how the beginning and end of the universe have been portrayed visually, by considering examples from ancient times, through Michelangelo’s depiction of the Creation and Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, up to the present day.
Dr Valerie Shrimplin has lectured extensively on Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance Art and Architecture and published widely on the influence of astronomy and cosmology on art and architecture. Recently stepping down from her position as Registrar & Secretary at Gresham College London in order to pursue writing and research full time.