Nick Campion Senior Lecturer, Course Director

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Nick CampionNick Campion read history at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He gained his MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and was awarded his PhD by the University of the West of England, for a study of contemporary belief in astrology.

He has been involved in documentaries on the subject for BBC1 and Channel 4 (UK), and the Discovery and History Channels; he was formerly Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University.

His research interests include the history of astrology and astronomy as well as the place of both disciplines in contemporary culture, millenarian and apocalyptic belief, magic, New Age and pagan ideas and practices, the sociology of new religious movements and the nature of belief in general.

His most recent book is the major, two-volume History of Western Astrology (London, Continuum 2009): read more here . He is currently working on Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religions (New York: New York University Press, 2012).

He is currently Chair of the Local Organising Committee of the Seventh Conference on the Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAPVII) and is on the Scientific Organising Committee of the Eighteenth Conference of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC).

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