Nicholas Campion, PhD (University of the West of England, UK), MA (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), BA (Cambridge). Dr. Campion is one of the world's foremost experts in the history of astrology and in mundane astrology, and has lectured around the world for over twenty years. He is the Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, at the University of Wales, Lampter, and was formerly Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University, UK. He read History at Queens' College, Cambridge, and then specialized in the history, politics and international relations of Southeast Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. His books include Mundane Astrology (Aquarian Press 1984), The Great Year (Penguin 1994), What do Astrologers Believe? (Granta 2006), and the two-part history of astrology, The Dawn of Astrology and The Golden Age of Astrology (Continuum 2008).