The Society & its Members

Robert Grosseteste (1168-1253) was the bishop of Lincoln. A polymath, he was one of the outstanding figures of the English middle ages making contributions to philosophy, theology and natural science.


The society exists to exchange and publicly disseminate information about Robert Grosseteste. To this end it arranges international conferences and encourages scholarly publication on Grosseteste. Membership is open to any scholar with an interest in Grosseteste and there are no membership fees. Contact John Flood for more information.

Committee Members

Chairperson: Prof. Joe Goering (University of Toronto).

Convenor (America): Prof. R. James Long (Fairfield University)

Convenor (Europe): Dr Jack Cunningham (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Secretary: Dr John Flood (University of Groningen)

Committee: Prof. James Ginther (University of Toronto), Dr Michael Dunne (NUI Maynooth, Ireland), Prof. Cecilia Panti (University of Rome)

Former Committee Members

Rev. Servus Gieben, OFM Cap.† (Capuchin Historical Institute, Rome), Honorary President.


Rev. Prof. James McEvoy† (Queens’ University Belfast), founding Chairperson.

Fr James McEvoy


Anyone who wants his or her listing added, changed or removed should contact John Flood. Not all members are listed here.

Mr Noé Badillo (University of Arizona). De luce, optical theory, Grosseteste and the design of Lincoln Cathedral.

Prof. Eileen Baker OBE (independent scholar).

Prof. Verónica Benavides (Department of Philosophy, Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile). Grosseteste on nature and God.

Dr Nicholas Bennett (former Librarian of Lincoln Cathedral). Grosseteste and the diocese of Lincoln.

Prof. Winston Black (Department of History, Binghamton University).
Grosseteste, medicine and natural theology.

Rev. Ian B. Cook (independent scholar). Grosseteste and science.

Dr Jack Cunningham (Department of Theology, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK).

Mr Gioacchino Curiello (Department of Philosophy, University of Salerno/Louvain-la-Neuve). Grosseteste and Ps-Dionysius’s Commentary on the Divine Names.

Dr Michael Dunne (Department of Philosophy, NUI, Ireland).

Dr John Flood (Department of English, University of Groningen, The Netherlands). Grosseteste and Lollardy. Grosseteste’s posthumous reputation.

Mr Owain Gardner (School of the Humanities, University of Glasgow). Grosseteste’s conception of scientia, Grosseteste and music.

Prof. James Ginther (Faculty of Theology, University of Toronto). Grosseteste’s theology.

Dr Giles Gasper (Department of History, Durham University). Grosseteste and medieval science, Grosseteste’s theology. Principal Investigator of the Ordered Universe Project.

Prof. Joe Goering (Emeritus, Department of History, University of Toronto). Grosseteste’s Dicta and pastoral writings.

Ms Sara Harris (Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK). The Chateau d’Amour; Grosseteste’s pastoral works.

Prof. John Hendrix (School of Architecture, University of Lincoln, UK). Grosseteste and Architecture, Lincoln Cathedral.

Prof. Stephen Hilderbrand (Department of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville). De cessatione legalium.

Dr Meridel Holland (independent scholar). Grosseteste’s translations of John of Damascus.

Mr Aaron Hope (University College, London). Grosseteste’s episcopal office and the responsibilities of spiritual government.

Dr Philippa Hoskin (Department of History, University of Lincoln, UK). Grosseteste and the medieval episcopacy.

Mr Gordon Jackson (independent scholar). Grosseteste’s Dicta.

Dr Catherine Kavanagh (Department of Philosophy, University of Limerick, Ireland). Grosseteste as translator.

Dr Declan Lawell (independent scholar). Grossesteste’s commentaries on the Pseudo-Dionysius and his connections with Thomas Gallus.

Prof. Edgar Laird (Emeritus, Department of English, Texas State University).

Dr Mette Lebech (Department of Philosophy, NUI Maynooth, Ireland). Grosseteste and human dignity.

Prof. Tom McLeish (Department of Physics, Durham University). Grosseteste’s scientific works.

Prof. Neil Lewis (Department of Philosophy, Georgetown). Grosseteste’s philosophy.

Prof. R. James Long (Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Fairfield University). Grosseteste’s philosophy.

Prof. David Luscombe (Emeritus, Department of History, University of Sheffield).

Prof. F.A.C. Mantello (Emeritus, Department of Greek and Latin, Catholic University of America, Washington). Grosseteste’s letters and pastoral writings.

Sr Dr Maura O’Carroll, SND (Emeritus, Liverpool Hope University).

Prof. Cecilia Panti (Department of Philosophy, University of Rome). Grosseteste’s De luce.

Mr Nicola Polloni (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia). Grosseteste’s use of Arabic sources, Grosseteste’s cosmology and ontology.

Dr Candice Quinn (independent scholar, USA). Grosseteste and Pseudo-Dionysius.

Rev. Dr Michael Robson (St Edmund’s College, Cambridge). Grosseteste and the Franciscans.

Prof. Pietro Rossi (Department of Philosophy, University of Turin). Grosseteste and Aristotle.

Mr Brett W. Smith (School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America). Grosseteste’s theology, philosophy and biblical exegesis.

Mr. Seth Strickland (Department of English, Cornell University). Grosseteste’s De luce and Chateau d’Amour & literary reception, theories of allegory, dream-visions, Medieval corporeity.

Cdr David G. Terrell USN (Retired) (Department of History, American Military University). Grosseteste, justice and mercy (History of Ideas).

Rt Revd Dr David Thomson (Hon. Fellow, Durham). Grosseteste and the liberal arts. Grosseteste and Middle English.

Dr Marcin Trepczynski (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw). Ps-Dionysius and Grosseteste.

Dr Michele Trizio (Dipartimento di Filosofia, Letteratura, Storia e Scienze Sociali, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”). Grosseteste’s translation of the commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics.

Lincoln Cathedral