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‘Gods, Goddesses, Heaven and Hell.’ Kevin Karney Tuesday 09 January 2018

‘Gods, Goddesses, Heaven and Hell.’ Kevin Karney.

Mankind has always sought to understand where we come from, where we go to, and who is in control of our destiny.  There have been gods and goddesses from time immemorial.  This lecture considers the extraordinary influence that Plato and Aristotle had on the shaping of all thought about the heavens until the late Renaissance, and then how the Church and Establishment moulded the ideas of the Greek philosophers and astronomers to build a heavenly cosmology.


Kevin Karney - After a long career in the global Oil & Gas Business, specialising in Production Technology & Information Technology, now acting as a Magistrate and a Lecturer on the History & Science of Sundials and cosmology.

Specialties: Artificial Lift, Gas Lift, Hydraulic Fracturing, Information Planning, IT Strategy Development, Integrated Audit Processes, Practical Corporate Risk Management, Well Engineering Experienced Hire Recruitment, Gnomonics, HIstory & Development of the Equation of Time