Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture

Welcome to the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture

The Centre was set up with funding from the Sophia Trust and is located within the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology. It has a wide-ranging remit to investigate the role of cosmological, astrological and astronomical beliefs, models and ideas in human culture, including the theory and practice of myth, magic, divination, religion, spirituality, politics and the arts.

‌The main qualification we teach is the distance-learning, on-line, MA Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. There is no need to live in the UK to study this MA.

Much of our work is historical but we are equally concerned with contemporary culture and lived experience.  If you are interested in the way we use the sky to create meaning and significance then the Centre may be the best place for you to study. By joining the Sophia Centre you enter a community of like-minded students whose aim is to explore humanity's relationship with the cosmos.

For all academic inquiries and for further information, 
please contact Dr Nick Campion

‘The work of the Centre is as broad as possible and the MA syllabus is ground-breaking, unique and innovative. We study the many ways in which human beings endow the cosmos with value and use the sky as a theatrical backdrop to tell stories and create meaning.’ Dr Nicholas Campion, Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture.