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Press Release - 04 October 2007

Public lecture: the ancient art of sacred geometry

The geometry of local Christian architecture in the Diocese of Bath & Wells will be explored at a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 17 October at 5.15pm.

Tom Bree, a practising geometer and artist, will discuss the ancient art of sacred geometry and show images of geometric art from a variety of religious traditions.

“Humans have produced patterns since time immemorial,” said Mr Bree. “From ancient cave paintings all the way through to modern art movements, as well as in musical and choreographic forms, pattern-making has shown itself to be an essential part of what it is to be human.

“Sacred geometry is a part of that human tradition of pattern-making. In fact it could be said to be as old as the universe itself because it expresses the mathematical proportions that govern the cosmos.”

Admission for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking is available in the West Car Park. The lecture runs from 5.15pm until 6.15pm in the lecture hall in 8 West 1.1 on the Claverton campus.

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