The Midlands Science Festival returns in November to excite curiosity and encourage people from a variety of communities across the midlands to engage with science.  

A variety of events are running this year including a cold water swim with Guinness World Record holder Nuala Moore, astronomy nights in Lough Boora, natural history art workshops, exploring the science and style of the menopause and learning about the science of rugby with Irish flyhalf Jack Carty. Midlands Science Festival is also delighted to welcome back Sunday Times best selling author Steve Brusatte to talk about his new book “The Rise and Reign of the Mammals.” 

Other activities include resources and science workshops in Irish, online animations exploring what it means to be human and a special family event in association with the National Museum of Ireland and a Discovery Day in association with Integra. This year, whether it’s the world of mammals, the game of golf or the science of music, it’s all about what it means to be human right now and what being human will mean in the future for all of us.