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Ramon Llull: Missionary, medieval mystic and great-grandfather of computer science

12:30pm-1:30pm on Monday 29 March

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Ramon Llull (1232–1316) is one of the most engaging figures of the High Middle Ages. A genius who excelled in the fields of philosophy, theology, mathematics and logic, he is credited with writing the first major work of Catalan literature. The romantic novel Blanquerna by Llull is considered the first European novel. He also published important books in Arabic and Latin. Furthermore, at a time when European Christians were joining in a Crusade against Muslims, he developed a mystical system of logic as an instrument to be used in interfaith dialogue to convert the heathens. And at the age of 82, he was stoned to death by an angry crowd while he was preaching in Tunis. The talk will offer a fresh perspective on the life and legacy of this unknown but extraordinary European saint.  

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Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Explore, Society, Health
Image copyright: From the collection of Friderici Roth-Scholtzii Noriberg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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