If you want to learn more about the underpinnings of European Culture, this is where you want to go. And here's the faculty.
The astrophysicist is a friend of the Historical House, having stayed here on many an occasion. A terribly bright chap who knows an awful lot about a wide range of subjects, including all the weapons that turn up in Polish historical dramas. That said, he is by no means a Young Fogey or even a Trad, exactly, but a proper junior academic and responsible citizen.