Featured Events

Nemo le magician

Monday, 13 November 2017, 4 – 6pm, Quayside shopping Centre, Sligo

Our Science Magician will be out and about in Sligo during the festival – is it magic, is it science - what do you think – can you also learn at trick?

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Professor Richard Wiseman’s Quirkology video

Tuesday, 14 November – Sunday, 19 November 2017, The Model, The Mall, Rathquarter, Sligo

Quirky mind stuff from psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman. If you are into psychology, illusions, bets you always win, magic, and the impossible. www.youtube.com

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GAA Science

Monday, 13 November 2017, 7 – 8:45pm, IT Sligo Aurivo Theatre, IT Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo.

To Catch a Cheat with Professor Cathy McHugh, FRCPI, MD, MBA, DCH, Dip Med Ed.
Sports injuries GAA15 with Dr Edwenia O'Malley.

An event to explore the above topics - Cathy worked for 3 years for WADA (World Anti-doping Agency) and IOC (International Olympic Committee) to develop the current test for detecting Growth hormone abuse in Elite sport as part of the GH2004 team in London.

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Let’s talk about Sex?!!ual Consent??!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:15 – 11:55am, IT Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo - Aurivo Theatre

Presentations by Brídín Bell of the Donegal Sexual Assault Treatment Unit and Jan Melia, CEO of NI Women's Aid Federation. An information session and open discussion event on relationships, consent and gender. From the front line of social support to the science behind our actions - is it biology that drives the way we interact with each other or the binary constructions of gender?

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A Bionic Biography - Seonaid O'Murchadha

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6 – 7:30pm, IT Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo - Hume Hall

Founder of Amputee Disability Federation Ireland, Seònaid Ó Murchadha has been promoting the employment of people with disabilities for over 20 years, using her unique perception and engaging methods of communication to highlight the abilities of people with disabilities.

Seònaid, presenter of RTE 1 TV Three60 and Outside the Box on RTE radio 1, uses bionic technology on a daily basis to overcome the obstacles that living independently in an inaccessible world bring and Sligo Science Festival is privileged to be able to have Seònaid speak in person, not only on the her work in the field of highlighting ability but also on the realism of being an end user in the advanced bionic technologies.

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Science Hub – Dr Sarah Hehir in conversation

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 8 – 10pm, McGarrigles Pub, 11 O'Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

The Science Hub is an informal meeting space for science chat and debate hosted by Dr Sarah Hehir.

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Sligo Science Festival 2017 – Believe in Science – Science Fact versus Science Fiction  - a week of events, lectures, workshops and displays to educate, entertain and enlighten – 10th – 19th November

Highlights include:

Festival Launch Day Friday 10th November @ The Factory performance space – circus science, magic, music & more

Science Fair Day Sunday 12th November @ ITSligo - performances, interactive displays and demonstrations for all the family to enjoy. Magic, mystery, and lots of fun guaranteed for both children and adults.

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario @ Ballymote, Boyle & ITSligo

GAA Science @ Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence & ITSligo with Dr Edwenia O'Malley &  Dr Cathy McHugh

A Bionic Biography @ ITSligo with Seonaid O'Murchadha

Carrowkeel Archaeology Walk, Bee-Honeyology, Inverting with Sound, Moonwalking in Sligo, The Science Hub, Art of Bird Identification, Wood-Martin Archaeology Conference,  Hydrogen Cell Car Challenge, Science Roadshows, Technology Displays & much more…

See full 2017 Sligo Science Week Programme