Upcoming Cafes

Science Week – Cafés in the Midlands!

Once again the Midlands Science Festival has a great variety of events lined up for Science Week. Throughout the week they will be running workshops, exhibitions, talks and everything in between. We are delighted to say that this also includes two evenings of Alchemist Cafés…


Join Ireland’s best known scientist Professor Luke O’Neill, an amazing science communicator and Síle Lane of Sense about Science for an evening of discussion and debate about the hot issues in science and how they affect our lives. Prof Luke O’Neill was a huge hit at last year’s festival and he has recently been named in the top 1% of scientists world-wide due to his ground-breaking work in immunology. Sile Lane is passionate about science and encouraging people to ask for the evidence in a world where it is often difficult to distinguish between science and pseudoscience or clever marketing. Join these two inspiring science communicators for an entertaining evening of science discovery and discussion. This evening will be chaired by award-winning broadcaster Jonathan McCrea of Newstalk’s Futureproof programme. Places are limited so please book early. Book tickets here

DATE: Tuesday, November 11th 2014

TIME: 8pm

LOCATION: Athlone IT, Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath


A psychologist & a toxicologist walk into a bar…no it’s not a geeky science joke, it’s our alchemist cafe in Tullamore. Gary Donohoe is Head of Psychology at NUIG and is a wonderful science communicator & his participation in this alchemist cafe provides a great opportunity to learn more about the science of the mind. He will be joined in this alchemist cafe by Craig Slattery, a pharmacologist from UCD who is passionate about science communication. Craig has undertaken ground-breaking research into diabetes, a growing problem in Ireland & he will be speaking about his work. Places are limited so please book early. Book tickets here

DATE: Wednesday, November 12th 2014

TIME: 8pm

LOCATION: Hugh Lynch’s Bar, Kilbride Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

For more information on these and all the other interesting events checkout the Midlands Science Festival Events page.

Have a great Science Week!




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